October 01, 2009 10:30 ET

Million Dollar Appraisal Sets New ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Record While Other Appraisals Affected by Recession

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW With Host Mark L. Walberg Premieres Monday, January 4, 2010 8/7C PM on PBS

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - Asian arts expert James Callahan couldn't believe his eyes when a guest produced four pieces of carved Chinese jade at the Raleigh ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event. Callahan's estimate of the set, including a bowl crafted for the Emperor himself -- as much as $1,070,000 -- sets a new ROADSHOW record.

This show-stopping moment in ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's season premiere Monday, January 4 at 8/7C PM on PBS, sets the pace for one of the series' most unpredictable lineups ever.

"As values for antiques rise and fall like other markets, the question has become, 'What's it worth NOW?' ANTIQUES ROADSHOW answers that question, one treasure at a time," said series host Mark L. Walberg.

ROADSHOW presents twenty brand new episodes in 2010, including two ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Special Editions.

EPISODES                                     2010 PBS AIRDATES

Raleigh, North Carolina                      January 4, 11, 18

Atlantic City, New Jersey                    January 25, February 1, 8

Madison, Wisconsin                           February 15, 22, March 1

Denver, Colorado                             March 29, April 5, 12

Phoenix, Arizona                             April 19, 26, May 3

San Jose, California                         May 10, 17, 24

Special Edition: "Simply the Best"           Fall 2010
(ROADSHOW's appraisal all-stars)

Special Edition: Naughty and Nice            Winter 2010
(ROADSHOW made a list and
checked it twice.)

Here's a small sample of discoveries from ROADSHOW's 2010 season:

--  Atlantic City, New Jersey: An oil painting by nineteenth-century
    Canadian artist Cornelius Krieghoff, valued at $200,000 to $300,000.
--  Madison, Wisconsin: A sterling silver and enamel Tiffany vessel,
    valued at $50,000 to $100,000.
--  Denver, Colorado: An heirloom diamond ring, worth an estimated
    $200,000 to $250,000.
--  Phoenix, Arizona: Original artwork by Charles Schulz from his comic
    strip Peanuts, valued at $350,000.
--  San Jose, California: A late-eighteenth/early-nineteenth-century
    Alaskan Indian bowl and spoon with a combined value of $250,000 to

ROADSHOW proudly adds a third book to its roster. Full of anecdotes, photos, and interviews with cast members and guests, Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes (December 2009, $16.99, Touchstone), is written by the series' ultimate insider, executive producer Marsha Bemko.

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

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

ROADSHOW press materials, including downloadable photos, are available at and

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