Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: An Insider's Guide to PBS's #1 Weekly Show (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 1, 2009 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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An all-access pass to America's first (and favorite) reality television program -- boasting over ten million viewers each week -- Antiques Roadshow!

If you're a fan of PBS's top-rated Antiques Roadshow, you've probably wondered -- what would it take to get your family treasure on the program? What happens to the antiques after the show airs? Are the appraisers ever wrong? And will Antiques Roadshow come to my hometown?

In this four-color, fully illustrated guide to America's favorite treasure-hunting program, Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes reveals inside information about the participants, the appraisers, the fans, and the antiques that make up the show, direct from the woman who makes it all happen -- executive producer Marsha Bemko. Learn what it really takes to put on a Roadshow event (and why certain cities are more likely to get a visit from the show than others), who gets chosen to be on air (and what items producers are really looking for), what it takes to be an appraiser (and how even the experts make mistakes) ... and what happens when things go terribly wrong (such as the occasional antique that turns out to have been stolen!). In addition, learn which books, websites, and resources your favorite appraisers recommend, and get updates on some of the most popular and notorious items ever featured on the show.

From priceless tips to the juicy family secrets hidden in dusty heirlooms, Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes is both an invaluable resource and a fascinating slice of Americana.

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Review: Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: An Insider's Guide to PBS's #1 Weekly Show

User Review  - Stacey - Goodreads

Antiques Roadshow has been on air for over half of my life, and for whatever reason I get a huge kick out of watching families bring in various treasures to find out how much they're worth, even ... Read full review

Review: Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: An Insider's Guide to PBS's #1 Weekly Show

User Review  - J - Goodreads

We are not antiques collectors, but the Antiques Roadshow is really about art, design, history, and social context. This is what makes it fascinating to me, not the value of things. I met the author ... Read full review


FOREWORD by Mark L Walberg
Success Setbacks and Serendipity
What to Bring to Antiques Roadshow?
On the Road with Roadshow
The Hard Work Begins
Antiques Across America
An Appraisers Education
Missing Masterpieces
The Final Reality
Web Sites of Interest

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About the author (2009)

Marsha Bemko is the executive producer of the seven-time Emmy Award-nominated Antiques Roadshow and a popular lecturer who writes regularly for the Antiques Roadshow Insider.

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