"Antiques Roadshow" Hitting the Beltway - NBC4 Washington

"Antiques Roadshow" Hitting the Beltway

But not 'til Aug. 21. Siiiiigh!



    Capone vs. Ness and Other True Crime Rivalries
    Antiques Roadshow

    "Antiques Roadshow" is getting on the road again -- but finally, it's on the road to us.

    You're just going to have to be a liiiittle bit patient. OK, or a lot patient. The PBS show will tape an episode here, but not until Aug. 21. That's a Saturday, people, we checked, so no need to blow off work for yet another one of your reality show attempts.

    The show will be open to the public between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. the day of taping. Washington Business Journal reports the venue hasn't been settled yet, but one contender is the Convention Center. The Journal has the (modern) history, too:

    "Antiques Roadshow" made a stop in Baltimore in 2007 and in College Park during its first season in 1996. Among treasures appraised at those shows were a collection of Indian artifacts valued at $130,000 to $200,000, a W.L. Metcalf painting appraised at $150,000 and an 1850s quilt worth an estimated $50,000.

    Tickets are free, but required. Between 5,000 and 6,000 people are expected to attend. We can't think of a better way to spend a day with several thousand of your closest D.C. friends. No, seriously, we can't. Because you know going to a Redskins game isn't making that list anymore.