Knoxville ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Episodes Premiere Starting September 22
East Tennessee PBS will broadcast the three Knoxville-based episodes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW on Mondays, September 22, 29, and October 6, at 8 p.m.
The 12-time Emmy® nominated series came to Knoxville in July 2013 as part of its eight-city summer production tour. Almost 5,000 guests attended the all-day appraisal event at the Knoxville Convention Center, where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers.
“Fans have waited for more than a year to see their ANTIQUES ROADSHOW experiences on the air,” says East Tennessee PBS President & CEO Vickie Lawson. “We’re excited to revisit the fun we had last summer and for PBS viewers across the country to learn about East Tennessee and enjoy the amazing items our guests brought for appraisers to value.”
The special two-hour premiere will feature behind-the-scenes footage produced by East Tennessee PBS, documenting the weekend-long event. In addition, it will include post-appraisal testimonials given by Roadshow attendees at the East Tennessee PBS booth.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Knoxville episode highlights:
- Knoxville, Hour 1
Airs Monday, September 22, 8 - 10 p.m. on East Tennessee PBS
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the Museum of Appalachia to discuss Appalachian musical instruments. Highlights include: a Tiffany pottery vase, ca. 1905, that was purchased at an estate sale for $75 and is now valued at $9,000 to $12,000; a shoe belonging to Robert Wadlow, the tallest human recorded in history [photo attached]; and a Chinese gilt bronze Amida Buddah, ca. 1550, that is unusual in size and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000.
- Knoxville, Hour 2
Airs Monday, September 29, at 8 p.m. on East Tennessee PBS
In Knoxville, Tennessee, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis J. Wahlgren travel to the Rhea County Courthouse to look at a book relating to the Scopes “monkey trial.” Highlights include: a collection of personal letters from Amelia Earhart to the guest’s Aunt that feature Earhart’s entrepreneurial and self-promotional sprit; Joseph Delaney drawings, ca. 1950, purchased from the Knoxville artist’s own home for $20 each and now valued at $2,000 to $3,000; and two larger-than-average Jacob Maentel watercolors, ca. 1835, are appraised for $60,000 to $80,000.
- Knoxville, Hour 2
Airs Monday, October 6, at 8 p.m. on East Tennessee PBS
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton visit the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture to talk about prehistoric Native American stoneworks. Highlights include: a third edition of Gone With The Wind with a false inscription; signed Muhammad Ali training shoes that are appraised for $15,000 to $20,000; and a Cartier sapphire and diamond ring that was purchased at a Knoxville estate sale for less than $15,000 and is now valued at $40,000 to $60,000.