According to a representative of the popular PBS series “Antiques Roadshow”, the show has received more than 12,000 ticket requests for its June 21 visit to Birmingham.
Matt Midura of Boston public TV station WGBH that produces “Antiques Roadshow” said, “You clearly have a huge audience and a lot of people interested in antiques here in Alabama.” Midura added, “The Birmingham event also ranks close to the top in the number of people applying to have their furniture examined by the ‘Roadshow’ appraisal experts.”
The show this summer will also be visiting Bismarck, N.D.; Santa Clara, Calif.; Austin, Texas; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Charleston, W. Va., as well as Chicago and New York City. “Antiques Roadshow” host Mark L. Walberg and his crew, in addition to the appraisal event at the BJCC on June 21, will visit several, as-yet-unannounced locations in and around Birmingham on June 19-21, Mike McKenzie, public information director for APT.
“If you’ve seen the program, on every show, they visit a few different locations surrounding the city to look at different collections and antiques,” McKenzie said. “So Mark (Walberg) will be taping segments away from the (BJCC) hall on those days.
“I don’t think they have confirmed where they are doing those yet, but they’ve met with a number of people to figure out what those good locations would be.”
Ticket applications for the Birmingham show will continue to be accepted through April 7. “It’s a big opportunity for people to come and have their items appraised,” McKenzie said.
Applications and ticketing rules are available at www.pbs.org/antiques or by calling 1-888-762-3749. “Antiques Roadshow” airs Mondays at 7 p.m. on Alabama Public Television.