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Antiques Roadshow, Part Two

It's PBS' and KET’s most popular program, and anyone who took part in the Antiques Roadshow in Louisville in the summer of 2007 knows the production lives up to its name.

But for those who weren't able to attend, this Louisville Life segment brings the Antiques Roadshow experience to you; taking you from arrival to appraisal ... and documenting just what it takes to bring the polished product to your TV.

Go behind-the-scenes of the Antiques Roadshow VIP party, with special interviews from Host Mark Walberg; Executive Producer Marsha Bemko; and native Louisvillian Wes Cowan, appraiser.

Fun Facts about Antiques Roadshow:

  • Despite Baltimore, MD, being a larger city, Louisville was in a virtual tie for most ticket applications for a Roadshow event in 2007 - with about 16,800 applications in each city vying for a total of 3400 recipients (each of whom got two tickets) in each city..
  • Louisville was part of Roadshow's third and twelfth production seasons.
  • Louisville is one of only three cities on the 2007 Roadshow tour that features two or more objects valued at $100,000 or more.
  • Louisville features a number of objects with local roots: Muhammad Ali-signed boxing gloves; Kentucky sugar chest; Kentucky corner cabinet; Kentucky chest; Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennesee Map; and Silver mint julep cup.
  • Approximately 6,000 guests attended the Louisville Roadshow event, which means appraisers saw approximately 12,000 items in the course of about 11 hours. Of those 12,000 items, about 80 were taped, and 45 made it to final cut.
  • As of 2007, Roadshow had been to 66 cities, 40 states, and had made a total of 84 road trips.
  • Antiques Roadshow has approximately 11 million viewers per week.
  • As of 2007, Roadshow had received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
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In Part Two of a special edition of Louisville Life , viewers go behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow and visit some of Louisville’s antiquing hot spots, including nearby historic Glendale. (#223)