ANTIQUES ROADSHOW RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 18, 2011
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW RETURNS TO
PITTSBURGH ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
PITTSBURGH—For the first time since taping in Pittsburgh 15 years ago ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returns on Saturday, August 13 to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
WQED has a limited supply of tickets to the popular event for a $200 pledge of support per ticket during the Antiques Roadshow “Spokane, WA” program airing on Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV. Ticket availability is limited. To make your pledge today call 1-888-622-1370 or go to WQED’s Support page and pledge online.
Other available gifts for a pledge of support include:
• an Antiques Roadshow—Behind the Scenes book for $60
• the Antiques Roadshow Insider newsletter (12 months) for $75
• an Antiques Roadshow Primer soft-cover book for $90
• the Behind the Scenes book and Insider newsletter for $125
You must have a ticket to attend ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. You can apply for tickets to the August 13 event through a random drawing at pbs.org/antiques. Only one application per household. No purchase is necessary.
Ticket recipients are selected by random drawing and tickets will not be available at the door. Each ticket holder may bring two objects for appraisal. The deadline for online ticket applications is 11:59pm ET, Monday, April 18, 2011.
In addition, the ROADSHOW Furniture Roundup is seeking large pieces of furniture located within a 50 mile radius of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh to be included in the August 13th event. If your furniture is selected you’ll get two tickets to the show, and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW staff will make arrangements to transport the furniture to the event and back at no cost to you. The owner of the furniture must attend the event. For more information and complete furniture submission rules visit pbs.org/antiques.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW can be seen Mondays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. on WQED-TV.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. The 2011 season marks Liberty Mutual's seventh and Subaru’s fifth year as ROADSHOW national sponsors.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive producer is Marsha Bemko.
NOTE TO WORKING PRESS:
Additional information about the Summer 2011 Tour is available at pbs.org/antiques
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including downloadable photos, are available at pbs.org/pressroom. Press attendance at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events is welcome.
Please register with a ROADSHOW press contact.
WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.