January 04, 2010 11:07 ET

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Announces Summer 2010 Tour

New Broadcast Season Premiere Starts Tonight on PBS

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched primetime series, has announced its Summer 2010 Tour destinations: San Diego, California; Billings, Montana; Miami Beach, Florida; Biloxi, Mississippi; Des Moines, Iowa; and Washington, DC.

Programs taped in those locations will make up ROADSHOW's fifteenth broadcast season on PBS, airing in 2011.

"We're calling this our Crystal Anniversary Tour," said ANTIQUES ROADSHOW executive producer Marsha Bemko, author of the new book, "Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes." "It's our way of celebrating ROADSHOW's fifteen-year romance with America's stories, its objects, and its extraordinary history."

ROADSHOW's 2010 Tour features a series of local events at which top appraisers offer the public free evaluations of antiques and collectibles -- revealing the often surprising history and value of these items.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 2010 stops and dates include:

City                        Date
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San Diego, California       June 12, 2010
Billings, Montana           June 26, 2010
Miami Beach, Florida        July 10, 2010
Biloxi, Mississippi         July 24, 2010
Des Moines, Iowa            August 7, 2010
Washington, DC              August 21, 2010

Admission to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications and complete ticketing rules will be available on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Online or by dialing toll-free 1-888-762-3749 after ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's season premiere, Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8/7C PM ET.

This year's lineup, with host Mark L. Walberg, kicks off from Raleigh, North Carolina, with the highest value treasure ever seen on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: a set of Chinese carved jade objects estimated to be worth as much as $1.07 million! Visit for a preview of this record-breaking season premiere.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive producer is Marsha Bemko.

Additional information about the Summer 2010 Tour is available at

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including downloadable photos, are available at and at Press attendance at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events is welcome. Please register with a ROADSHOW press contact.

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