PRESS RELEASE — Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Visit to Idaho to Kick Off Season 18 on January 6

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s first stop for its 18th season will be in Idaho Monday, January 6, 2014.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, Public Broadcasting Service's (PBS) most-watched ongoing primetime series, will begin its new season with three shows from its June 29 visit to the Expo Idaho Building at the Western Idaho Fairgrounds in Boise. The January 6 season premiere — the first of 35 new episodes from ROADSHOW's summer 2013 tour — will air at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT. Two more one-hour shows from ROADSHOW's Idaho visit will air January 13 and 20, also at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT. The three shows repeat the following Saturdays — January 11, 18 and 25 — at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT on Idaho Public Television's Plus Channel.

ROADSHOW's visit to Idaho yielded one of the high-value items for the season: an oil painting of an Italian landscape created by Hudson River artist Sanford Robinson Gifford that was appraised at $300,000 and was previously stored in the guest’s basement.

Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, the 11-time Emmy Award-nominated program visited Boise and seven other cities this summer. An estimated 5,000-6,000 people participated in the Idaho visit. A lottery entered by 15,000 people distributed 3,000 pairs of free tickets. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's visit to Boise marked the first time the show had come to Idaho.

The other Season 18 airdates are Detroit: January 27, February 3 and 10; Baton Rouge, Louisiana: February 17, 24 and March 24; Kansas City, Missouri: March 31, April 7 and 14; Anaheim, California: April 21, 28 and May 5; Richmond, Virginia: May 12, 19 and 26; Jacksonville, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee: TBD.

For more information about ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, visit pbs.org/antiques.