Antiques Roadshow Airs Milwaukee Programs
October 2, 2007
Antiques Roadshow, the most popular program on PBS, will open its fall season with three shows taped last July in Milwaukee that will air on three consecutive Mondays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12 on Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV-10) at 7 p.m. The programs will be repeated the same evenings at 8 p.m.
The programs will feature a selection of the antiques and collectibles that more than 5,000 area residents brought to Milwaukee's Midwest Airlines Center for appraisal last summer.
Items to be displayed on the program include an 18th century New York desk and bookcase that once belonged to a Connecticut governor and a ruby and diamond bracelet from Austria's Empress Eugenie which the owner's great grandmother purchased in the 1890s.
Of special interest to sports fans will be two game-baseballs autographed by Milwaukee Brave and Hall of Famer Warren Spahn. One was from Spahn's 327th victory, which made him the all-time winningest lefthander in history. The other was from his 300th career victory, the gold standard for pitchers.
Antiques Roadshow visited six cities across the country last summer gathering material for its 11th season. The program's cameras watched as owners recounted tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, and attic treasures--and expert appraisers revealed the fascinating truths about their finds.