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Antiques Roadshow; Omaha, NE


Omaha - Hour 1 = K3 EE/Protection Master - Texted, Mixed, CC’d Air Date: 5/14/2007

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Antiques Roadshow
Omaha, NE
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Series Description

ROADSHOW is part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt. Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation, travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truth about these finds. Series hosT 100-400: Chris Jussel; Series hosT 5-600: Dan Elias. Series release date: 1997

Program Description

904, 1/24/2005: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW rolls into Omaha, Nebraska, where host Lara Spencer and ROADSHOW expert Noel Barrett revisit the history of the heartland with a collector of antique steam-powered tractors. At the Qwest Center Omaha, ROADSHOW appraisers harvest a bumper crop of artifacts, including an impeccably preserved paper and celluloid toy marionette theater from pre-World War II Japan; an honest-to-goodness Wild West-era elk antler trophy chair — the biggest ever seen on ROADSHOW; and a fascinating collection of letters and drawings chronicling the contentious relationship between the owner's feisty great-grandmother and the architect hired to remodel her house — Frank Lloyd Wright — estimated to be worth $100,000 to $125,000.

905, 1/31/2005: In the second hour from Omaha, Nebraska, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Lara Spencer and appraiser Rudy Franchi head to the Durham Western Heritage Museum for a total immersion in Omaha's railroad history and train collectibles. At the Qwest Center Omaha, it's all aboard the Twentieth Century, as ROADSHOW experts admire such evocative vintage collectibles as a 1967 Andy Warhol-inspired paper dress with Campbell's Soup can pattern; an extremely rare WWII Flying Tigers insignia flag; and an original movie poster of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's that has skyrocketed in value over the last twenty years, from the owner's purchase price of $200 to appraiser Rudy Franchi's estimate of $4,500 to $5,000.

906, 2/7/2005: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's final hour in Omaha, Nebraska finds host Lara Spencer and expert Richard Wright paying homage to America's Corn Belt by savoring some sweet summer corn and some equally sweet corn-themed collectibles. Meanwhile, appraisers at the Qwest Center Omaha are treated to a smorgasbord of mouthwatering finds including a circa 1770 Chippendale desk complete with Civil War era documentation; a 1920s Gibson mandolin with outstanding condition with silver and abalone inlay; and an incredibly rare daguerreotype of the mysterious Edgar Allan Poe, worth $30,000 to $50,000.



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Broadcast program

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Omaha, NE,” 05/14/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3758D1C363F14B3FB5C74031B764395D.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; Omaha, NE.” 05/14/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3758D1C363F14B3FB5C74031B764395D>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; Omaha, NE. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3758D1C363F14B3FB5C74031B764395D
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