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'Antiques Roadshow' Little Rock episodes to premiere Jan. 25

Posted 05 Jan 2017

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will air three Little Rock-based episodes of 'Antiques Roadshow' Mondays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, at 7 each night as part of the series' new 20th anniversary season.

The 13-time Emmy nominated series visited Little Rock in July 2015 as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 4,900 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers.

Unexpected discoveries included items like a 1983 Truman Capote manuscript, brought by a former magazine editor who worked with the writer, still in its original envelope.

'Everyone associated with AETN was so pleased that the 'Antiques Roadshow' crew came to Little Rock and visited with literally thousands of our friends and neighbors,' AETN Executive Director Allen Weatherly said. 'AETN works hard to serve our citizens, both through our educational efforts and with outstanding events such as the 'Antiques Roadshow' in Arkansas.

'It will be wonderful to see our state celebrated on PBS and AETN.'

Photos from the Little Rock appraisal event are available at flickr.com/aetntv.

As part of the new season, 'Antiques Roadshow' will reveal a surprising scope of treasures, and viewers will see a new show opening, a new set and new 'snapshot' feature that ultimately delivers more appraisals than ever before in each hour-long episode.

Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 13-time Emmy Award nominated 'Antiques Roadshow' began 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.

WGBH Boston is America's preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the web, including 'FRONTLINE,' 'NOVA,' 'American Experience,' 'Masterpiece,' 'Antiques Roadshow,' 'Arthur,' 'Curious George' and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle, and children's series. WGBH also is a major supplier of programming for public radio, and oversees Public Radio International (PRI).

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).