Antiques Roadshow, PBS’s most-watched ongoing series, is hitting a milestone with “Extraordinary Finds,” a one-of-a-kind celebration of 500 episodes! “Extraordinary Finds” premieres on CPTV on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 8 p.m., and encores Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11 p.m.
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About the Episode
“Extraordinary Finds” follows the stories of some of Roadshow’s most pivotal moments through all-new interviews with longtime appraisers and memorable guests, revealing what happened to the remarkable items after the cameras stopped rolling. “Extraordinary Finds” uses documentary-style storytelling to return to amazing treasures, including:
• A grungy Seymour card table from Season 2 that was Roadshow’s first six-figure yard sale find. See on-the-scene footage from the table’s subsequent auction in 1998, and hear Leigh Keno estimate its current value in the furniture market.
•A folk art swan sleigh made around 1880 that instantly stunned appraiser Allan Katz… because he already owned an almost identical version, thought to be one-of-a-kind! Visit Katz at his home, where he shows off his swan sled and recalls the “surreal” experience of discovering its mate—the only other known.
•A Navajo Ute First Phase blanket, the “national treasure” hiding in plain sight that was the subject of an emotional appraisal which has endured as a Roadshow fan-favorite for almost 20 years. Discover the next chapter of this well-known story directly from the beloved guest himself!
Dive Deeper Online
Viewers can dive even deeper into the episode with a multi-platform experience at pbs.org/antiques500, a dedicated microsite that includes an interactive streaming experience, additional video interviews, in-depth articles, behind-the-scenes photos, and even more stories that couldn’t fit in the broadcast!
Antiques Roadshow will also be answering questions with producers and appraisers live on November 4, 2019 at 8 p.m. via Twitter using #antiquesroadshow and with a full-episode simulstream on Facebook.
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