Part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt, Emmy® Award nominated American Antiques Roadshow marks its thirteenth season in 2009. PBS's highest-rated series, the program is seen by almost 11 million viewers each week in the US. Veteran television personality Mark L. Walberg (Test the Nation, Temptation Island) is the host of the series.
In each one hour episode, specialists from the country's leading auction houses — Bonhams and Butterfields, Christie's, Doyle New York and Sotheby's — and independent dealers from across the nation offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
The series is filled with suspense, history, happy endings and not so happy endings – all unscripted and unplanned.... Read more.