Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Antiques Roadshow Pittsburgh Episodes Premiere


February 7, 2012

George Hazimanolis

Maria Pisano


PITTSBURGH—ANTIQUES ROADSHOW premieres the first of three Pittsburgh episodes taped last summer at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Monday, February 13 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV. Subsequent episodes will air on February 20 and 27 at 8 p.m.

In advance of the exciting premiere, QED Morning Show host Jim Cunningham of Classical WQED-FM 89.3 (LIVE stream available here) will interview ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Executive Producer Marsha Bemko between 6-10 a.m. on February 13.

Later that evening, Emmy®-Award winning WQED producer Pierina Morelli takes viewers “behind-the-scenes” of this PBS icon series with the half-hour documentary episode of Experience: Antiques Roadshow Comes to Town! Pittsburgh with a look at how producers set up for the big event, a segment on people who had items appraised, and interviews with host Mark Walberg, appraisers and Executive Producer Bemko.

The Pittsburgh episodes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW include several “firsts” for the program. In the show’s history it is the first time a centenarian guest was recorded and that web exclusive video appraisals are available, including this extraordinary moment.

The sixteenth season of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW kicked-off on January 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (where the show had its most valuable find ever!) and Eugene, Oregon for the past three weeks. After the Pittsburgh episodes air, the season will finish up with:

• El Paso, Texas on March 26, April 2, 9

• Atlanta, Georgia on April 16, 23, 30

• Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 7, 14, 21

Special edition episodes called “Junk in the Trunk, “Cats & Dogs,” and”Greatest Gifts” will also air this season but have yet to be scheduled.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW can be seen regularly on Mondays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. on WQED-TV.

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

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

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is closed-captioned for viewers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing by The Caption Center at WGBH Boston.

For more information about ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, visit pbs.org/antiques. Press materials, including video previews and downloadable photos, are available at www.pbs.org/pressroom.

Press contacts:
Judy Matthews
WGBH Boston

John Eliot Jordan
WGBH Boston

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 128 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and The WQED Education Department.

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