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Antique Treasures Discovered in Tucson

03-29-2016 05:09 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: Arizona Public Media

TUCSON, AZ - Antiques Roadshow returns to Tucson, first of three episodes airs March 28 on PBS.

The first of three highly-anticipated episodes of Antiques Roadshow featuring Tucson airs, Monday, March 28 on PBS.

The 13-time Emmy® nominated series returned to Tucson in May 2015, as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 3,900 people attended the all-day appraisal event at the Tucson Convention Center, where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles by specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers.

A special Arizona Illustrated "Behind the Scenes: Antiques Roadshow in Tucson" will air on Sunday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. on PBS 6.

This is The Roadshow's third visit to the Old Pueblo, first in 2001, then again in 2007. During their first visit, appraisers discovered a "national treasure" in the form of a century-old Navajo blanket valued at $500,000, the highest appraisal in the show's history, at the time.

Highlights from the most recent visit include a 1943 Allen Ginsberg-signed yearbook, a 1960 GMT Master model Rolex with the original box and papers and a Jackie Robinson archive circa 1938.

Episode Descriptions:
Hour one - Monday, March 28, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Travel to Tucson to learn more about finds like a 1943 Allen Ginsberg-signed yearbook, an 1884 Anna Pottery temperance snake jug and an Alfons Walde oil painting dating to around 1935. Which item is valued at $200,000-$300,000?

Hour two - Monday, April 4, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Discover hidden treasures in Tucson, such as a Jackie Robinson archive from around 1938, a 1960 GMT Master model Rolex with the original box and papers, and diamond and onyx jewelry, ca. 1920. Can you guess the top find of the night?

Hour three - Monday, April 11, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Journey to Tucson to see fantastic finds, including a 1994 Pete Seeger original song, an 1889 George Hitchcock oil diptych and an 1861 Abraham Lincoln presidential pardon. Which treasure is top find of the episode?

Hi-res episode stills available upon request. Follow AZPM on Twitter and Facebook for program updates and announcements. For channel listings visit


AZPM is a member-supported media organization serving all of Southern Arizona. AZPM has six public television channels and three radio stations, including PBS 6, PBS Kids and NPR 89.1. AZPM produces local content from its digital studios on the campus of the University of Arizona and is provided as a community service and educational resource. AZPM was awarded the 2015 Overall Excellence Emmy (Rocky Mountain Region).

Lauded as one of AZPM's flagship programs, Arizona Illustrated has been showcasing the stories that make southern Arizona unique for 30 years. In 2014, the format was changed, and met with great audience approval, making it one of PBS 6's most watched series. Each half-hour episode, presented in a newsmagazine format, includes mini-documentaries that are shot on location in southern Arizona and covers a wide variety of topics including history, science and nature, and local public affairs.

Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 13-time Emmy® Award nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW begins its 20th broadcast season in 2016 and is the most-watched ongoing primetime PBS series. The series is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS under license from the BBC. The Executive
Producer is Marsha Bemko. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.

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