It has been a part of America's television lineup for more than three decades, and on Saturday morning, thousands of South Texas residents will get an opportunity to be a part of it.
Crews from the Antiques Roadshow were busy turning the American Bank Center into a massive television studio. That's where they'll be taping a segment for the Public Broadcasting Service network all day Saturday.
More than 5,000 people who submitted their names will be bringing in their prized possessions or treasures to have them appraised. The show's executive producer said there's no telling what folks will bring, but they're prepared to expect anything and everything.
"Those of us who do Roadshow think our country is almost too small," said Marsha Bemko, executive producer of the Antiques Roadshow. "And it is a small country when you start looking around for places to go, and we know stuff has feet and that families keep their good things. So when a family moves east to west, or the other direction, the stuff goes with them. So we know we will see Hawaiian bowls here, and when we go to Hawaii we will see Texan things there as well. That's the fun part of our reality television show."
More than 73,000 people submitted their names for tickets, but only 3,000 pairs were selected to participate. Because of the expected turnout for the 10-hour production, expect traffic congestion and delays around the Chaparral Street and Shoreline area between 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
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