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New ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Season Begins Jan. 4!

January 4, 2021 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

PBS’ most-watched ongoing series, Antiques Roadshow, continues its quest to reveal our collective history through cherished treasures and personal stories with its 25th season, premiering 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4 on PBS Wisconsin.

Antiques Roadshow pivoted quickly as we saw the first-ever cancellation of our production tour planned for last spring,” said Antiques Roadshow Executive Producer Marsha Bemko. “Providing an inventive season of new episodes during unprecedented times was our goal. So, we took stock in what has always been the core of the show: personal storytelling and unexpected discoveries. And as a result, we’ve created some of my favorite episodes of Antiques Roadshow ever. I am especially excited for viewers to join us in our first visits with celebrities as we explore the tales behind their beloved treasures.”

The series premieres Monday, Jan. 4 with “American Stories.” Episode highlights include a heartrending history lesson from a 1918 peach can label with a letter from a World War I soldier penned on the back, a firsthand experience hearing Jimi Hendrix play at Woodstock, and a great-grandson’s quest to share the achievements of his ancestor who was the first woman aviator in the United States.

“American Stories” is followed by vintage episodes that air through the winter and revisit items and their values through the lens of today’s market. These value updates bring big surprises, including one item discovered in Baltimore, Maryland, that more than doubles in value to a whopping $250,000!

Spring episodes are full of intriguing energy and interest, with three Antiques Roadshow specials featuring visits with people of note from comedy, film, TV, literature, music and sports. These specials share stories of each celebrities’ favorite items – inherited, gifted and collected – as appraisers provide expert insights and explore history through their personal stories.

Antiques Roadshow airs 7 p.m. Mondays on PBS Wisconsin.

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