07 February 2007

Antiques Roadshow Update

I think I mentioned this past summer that we traveled to Milwaukee, WI for a visit with Bank Girl Noelle and her husband Mike (great hosts and great friends--what fun!) and to experience the PBS phenomenon Antiques Roadshow for ourselves. Abe and I are fans (Abe especially), so for his birthday, I applied for tickets to attend and have items appraised. We got tickets and scrambled for some antiques (we don't really have many antiques of note), finally settling on some family silver. It turned out that the value of our silver was negligible--a child's flatware set was valued at $40, and a tea and creamer set was valued at about $150--but that totally wasn't the point. We went for the experience, and it was so much fun! We didn't make it on camera with our items, but we were standing in the background when a woman was having her item appraised, so there's a good chance that we'll show up in the background on the show.

We also got in the "Feedback Booth" before we left, and this is where we might really shine. We had Judah with us, and he was sort of the focus of our Feedback Booth spiel, so we figure we have a GOOD chance of getting on with that. PBS would be silly not to put our cutie on TV!

At the time of our visit, the most detailed information they supplied regarding Air Date was "beginning in January," so I was hoping we'd be on soon. Turns out that the Milwaukee episodes won't air until this coming fall, so if you've been checking out Antiques Roadshow hoping to see us, you've got quite a wait! I will update with specific dates when I know them for those of you interested in seeing our TV debut (Mom)!

1 comment:

Jon said...

Instead of bringing legitimate antiques of negligible worth, you should have brought one of those replica Declarations of Independence and smugly informed the appraiser that you bought it from an antique dealer for $500. They would have immediately shuffled you over to the cameras and given you the I'm-sorry-to-inform-you speech. You could have then used your extensive thespian skills to stage a dramatic breakdown, wailing about how you borrowed that $500 from your aged great grandmother and how the financial loss will ruin your entire family.

That's what I would have done, anyway.