Tuesday, September 29, 2009

An Inside Look at Antiques Roadshow: A Collectors Weekly Special Report

Ever wonder how Antiques Roadshow really works? How they pick who gets on TV? Whether the people on the show have fun? Whether the appraisers really know what they’re talking about?

As longtime fans, we’d always been curious about Roadshow. So when we were offered backstage passes for the show’s August 2009 taping in San Jose, and free rein to wander the set and talk to whomever we wanted, we jumped at the chance!

A total of 3,200 pairs of free tickets were issued for the 2009 San Jose Antiques Roadshow taping on August 15th (almost 30,000 applied). And during the course of the day some 75 appraisers evaluated almost 12,000 items. About 90 segments were filmed, of which only about half would later appear on-air.

Click here to read our is our in-depth coverage.

Also, don’t miss our previously published interviews with Antiques Roadshow Appraisers Riley Humler, Daile Kaplan, Wes Cowan, Reyne Haines, and Christie Romero.

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