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. `Antiques Roadshow FYI,' an offshoot featuring reports on antiques and collectibles, and updates (more…)
First Aired: April 17, 1997
Appraisals from Kansas City, Mo., include a Thomas Hart Benton painting; Tiffany vases purchased in the 1950s; an 18th-century cedar chair made in Bermuda; a collection of rare pin-back buttons; a photo collection of members of a Civil War regiment.