This month, WETA TV 26 and WETA HD will broadcast three episodes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW taped last summer at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The most popular series on public television today, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW features specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers traveling throughout the United States, offering free appraisals of items brought to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events by the public. Veteran television personality Mark L. Walberg serves as series host.
MONDAY, MAY 23 8:00 p.m. – episode 1
MONDAY, MAY 30 8:00 p.m. – episode 2
MONDAY, MAY 30 9:30 p.m. – episode 3
Full episodes of Antiques Roadshow from D.C. are available for screening at:
EPISODE 1 of 3:
In Washington, D.C., host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the headquarters of the U.S. State Department and its diplomatic reception rooms, appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries. Show highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a unique turn of the 20th century Gorham silver tea set.
EPISODE 2 of 3:
At the offices of the U.S. General Services Administration, host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller about the New Deal’s WPA program and the tens of thousands of artworks produced under its auspices. Highlights include an 1813 Congressional sword; a Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and an early 20th-century Charles Schreyvogel sculpture.
EPISODE 3 of 3:
At the Smithsonian Art Museum’s Lunder Conservation Lab, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman carefully examine miniature portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries. Additional highlights include a circa 1840 temperance banner, and a circa 1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith, the Philadelphia artist famous for her depictions of children.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. WETA is grateful to the Monica and Hermen Greenberg Foundation, George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon for their local support of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive producer is Marsha Bemko.
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