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Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, WGBH's Antiques Roadshow is the highest-rated series on PBS. Watch as auction house experts and independent dealers offer free appraisals of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, and items salvaged from attics and basements, revealing the fascinating story — and, sometimes, surprising value — of each object. 

Antiques Roadshow: "Birmingham | Part One"

Monday, March 30 at 8pm on WGBH 2

Antiques Roadshow is in Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Catherine Williamson at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to discuss the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century and to look at materials related to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlights include hand-colored Andy Warhol lithographs that were stuck on a shelf for around 20 years; a pair of southern dolls that includes an “Alabama baby” doll purchased for 50 cents; and a Frederic Remington portrait with a letter from the artist to the owner’s great-grandmother, appraised together for $600,000 to $800,000.

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See video of Amy Lowell, granddaughter of WGBH founder Ralph Lowell, visiting the Antiques Roadshow with some of her grandfather's items., as well as reports from WGBH News reporter Jared Bowen who went behind the scenes of the popular PBS show when they were in town. 


Plus: Two WGBH staff members brought items to the Antiques Roadshow appraisal event in Boston. Hear their interviews and find out how much their items—including some from the WGBH Archives—are worth.

Birmingham | Part One

Birmingham | Part One

Antiques Roadshow

Part 1 of 3 in Birmingham.

60 min.

Bismarck | Hour Three

Bismarck | Hour Three

Antiques Roadshow

Conclusion. In Bismarck, N.D., including a 1778 letter from George Washington.

60 min.

Bismarck | Part Two

Bismarck | Part Two

Antiques Roadshow

Host mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston travel to the Vintage Guitar Magazine headquarters to discuss Larson Brothers guitars.

Bismarck | Part One

Bismarck | Part One

Antiques Roadshow

Host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Ken Gloss at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park to learn about the books of Elizabeth Custer.

Austin | Hour Three

Austin | Hour Three

Antiques Roadshow

A WWII scrapbook; an 1875 “Pictorial St. Louis” atlas; a circa 1930 jade ring and case.

Celebrating Black Americana

Celebrating Black Americana

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow honors Black History Month with this special episode.

60 min.

Schedule

Tuesday
3/31/15 5:00 PM
WGBH 2
Tuesday
3/31/15 7:30 PM
WGBX 44
Wednesday
4/1/15 1:00 AM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
4/1/15 9:00 AM
WGBX 44
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