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PBS SoCaL celebrates Roadshow’s visit to Southern California with

a behind the scenes special 

            COSTA MESA, Calif. (April 15, 2014)Antiques Roadshow, PBS’s highest-rated ongoing primetime series, is dedicating three full episodes to its visit to Anaheim premiering Monday,April 21st on PBS SoCaL.

            The Anaheim episodes were recorded on June 22, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center as part of Antiques Roadshow’s Season 18 summer tour. At the appraisal event, approximately 5,000 ticketed guests received free valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists at the country’s leading auction houses and independent appraisers.

            PBS SoCaL, PBS for Greater Los Angeles, will kick off the first episode with a "Behind the Scenes at Antiques Roadshow, Anaheim" special on Monday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m. Viewers will get a glimpse behind the blue and orange curtains at the Anaheim Convention Center to see PBS’s Antiques Roadshow’srare visit to Southern California.  PBS SoCaL cameras visited the scene where guests came to Roadshow to see what their items were worth and learn their history, guess the values of other guest’s items, and speak with their favorite appraisers. Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg will also be interviewed on PBS SoCaL’s weekly series “SoCaL Insider with Rick Reiff” on Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. to talk about the show's lasting appeal, some of its most memorable moments, and his personal experience.

            “We were thrilled to host the Antiques Roadshow team here in Southern California,” said Mel Rogers, PBS SoCaL President and CEO. “We are proud of the quality of Antiques Roadshow and all that PBS has to offer, and are excited that thousands of local residents could be a part of the Roadshow experience. We have some exciting SoCal stories and discoveries to share in these upcoming shows.”

            As part of the visit, Antiques Roadshow also filmed field segments in and around Anaheim, highlighting local history and places of interest. The visit to Anaheim was divided among three episodes that will air between April 21st and May 5th.

  • Episode 1 - Monday, April 21 at 8PM

            Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Philip Weiss travel to the Queen Mary to talk about ocean liner memorabilia. Highlights include a “You Bet Your Life” prop duck, one of two duck props made for the “"You Bet Your Life" television show; two sketches by pop star Michael Jackson, ca. 1973, that were given to the owner by Jackson in a tenth grade art class; and a Frederic Church oil painting, ca. 1867 that once belonged to the owner’s great-aunt, who was married to the artist, and is now appraised for $100,000 to $150,000.

  • Episode 2 - Monday, April 28 at 8PM

            Rickenbacker International Corporation is visited by host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston to discuss vintage electric guitars. Highlights also include two pairs of performance shoes that belonged to “The Beverly Hillbillies” star Buddy Ebsen; a jade jewelry collection that includes a necklace, ring, and earrings is appraised for $30,000 to $36,000; and an oil painting titled "Sacré-Couer et Moulin" by French artist Maurice Utrillo valued at $80,000 to $120,000.

  • Episode 3 - Monday, May 5 at 8PM

            The final Anaheim episode concludes with Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah visit to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry. Highlights will include an 18th C. Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca. 1900, featuring a very collectible Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell that was found in the trash by the owner’s father and could fluctuate in value from $100 to $150,000 depending on authentication. 

About PBS SoCaL

            PBS SoCaL is PBS for Greater Los Angeles and dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout Southern California.  With its three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL HD, PBS SoCaL Plus and PBS SoCaL World, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline,NewsHour, NOVA, Nature and Masterpiece, as well as local productions including SoCaL Insider with Rick Reiff and LAaRT.  Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning.  Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at

About Antiques Roadshow

            Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 11-time Emmy® Award nominated Antiques Roadshow is in its 18th broadcast season and is the top-rated primetime PBS series. The series is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. The series is produced for PBS under license from the BBC by WGBH.

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