Season 15, Episode 16 Washington, D.C.

First Aired: May 23, 2011

Part 1 of 3 in Washington, D.C., features a 1958 letter from Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set that's valued at $90,000. Also: the Harry S. Truman Building, the headquarters of the State Department, is toured.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: An antiques-appraisal series that turned out to be a ratings gem in PBS's attic. The simple format has `Roadshow' traveling around the U.S., evaluating family heirlooms and found items. It's based on the long-running (since 1978) BBC show of the same name… (more)

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