Season 15, Episode 5 San Diego, California
First Aired: January 31, 2011
Part 2 of 3 in San Diego features an 18th-century ivory carved crèche; a banner from George Washington's inauguration ball; and a circa-1900 Turkmenistan rug that's valued at $125,000 to $150,000. Also: the evolution of the cutlass, a 19th-century sailor's sidearm, is discussed aboard the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century.
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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)