Antiques Roadshow Coming to Chicago on Saturday, July 26

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - March 26, 2014

Apply for your chance to visit the Antiques Roadshow set and be considered for broadcast. Ticket applications can be submitted now through Monday, April 7.

PBS’s highest-rated ongoing primetime series ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, a production of WGBH Boston, visits Chicago as part of an eight-city summer production tour. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and WTTW11 will host the all-day appraisal event on Saturday, July 26, 2014. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW airs on WTTW11 on Mondays at 8:00 pm.

Apply for tickets now at pbs.org/antiques! The application deadline is April 7th, go online to pbs.org/roadshow/tickets and submit your name for a chance to win a pair of tickets to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Chicago.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is also accepting furniture submissions for the 2014 Tour! The series is looking for a few pieces of furniture to appraise and display on the set. Selected pieces will be transported to the event and back at no cost to the owner. For more details: pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/furniture

At the appraisal event, approximately 6,000 ticketed guests will receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to bring two items for appraisal. The deadline for ticket applications is Monday, April 7, 2014.

As part of the visit, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will also film field segments in and around Chicago, highlighting local history and places of interest. A crew from WTTW will be involved as well, taping sequences with guests and appraisers for broadcast and providing stage coordination and makeup.  From ROADSHOWs visit to Chicago, three 60-minute episodes will be created for inclusion in ROADSHOW’s 19th Season, airing in 2015.

“We are thrilled to have Chicago as one of our eight tour stops this summer,” said ROADSHOW executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Guests will bring about 10,000 to 12,000 items to our appraisal event, so we’re sure to uncover some great treasures.” 

“WTTW is excited to welcome Antiques Roadshow back to Chicago,” said Daniel Schmidt, WTTW’s President and CEO. “The series has consistently proven to be one of our most popular national programs, and we anticipate a great deal of interest in the local appraisal event and the subsequent broadcast,” he added.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 2014 stops and dates include:

City                             Date

Bismarck, ND - May 31, 2014

Santa Clara, CA - June 7, 2014

Birmingham, AL - June 21, 2014

Austin, TX - June 28, 2014

Albuquerque, NM - July 19, 2014

Chicago, IL - July 26, 2014

New York, NY - August 9, 2014

Charleston, WV - August 16, 2014
 

Admission to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications and complete ticketing rules are available on pbs.org/antiques or by dialing toll-free (888) 762-3749.

Ticket applications must be received by Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Tickets will be awarded by random drawing. Additional information about the Summer 2014 Tour is available at pbs.org/antiques.

About ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 11-time Emmy® Award nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is broadcasting its 18th broadcast season and is the top-rated 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 and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.

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

About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including primetime, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio, a leader in educational multimedia, and a pioneer in accessible technology. www.wgbh.org

About WTTW
WTTW is the Midwest’s premier public media organization, committed to creating and presenting unique television and digital media content. WTTW is dedicated to bringing Chicago and the world together to explore the arts, sciences, humanities, and public affairs across four distinct television channels – WTTW11, WTTW Prime, the Spanish-language channel WTTW V-me, and WTTW Create/WTTW WORLD, and on wttw.com, where visitors can connect with others in the community and access a full library of local and national video content for kids and adults, interactive features, event and membership opportunities, and robust microsites and blogs dedicated to WTTW series and specials. Each week, WTTW reaches an audience of 1.8 million over a four-state area, making it one of the most-watched public television stations in America. Follow WTTW on TwitterFacebook or through our apps for mobile devices.

About PBS
PBS, with its over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 120 million people through television and over 29 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on TwitterFacebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS PressRoom on Twitter.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Contact
Hannah Auerbach
(617) 300-5346
hannah_auerbach@wgbh.org 


WTTW Contact

Julia Maish
Manager of Media Relations
(773) 509-5551