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National PBS Program Features Myrtle Beach

South Carolina is spotlighted on PBS when Antiques Roadshow debuts three new one-hour programs taped in Myrtle Beach, which include a rare letter from Abraham Lincoln and one find worth $400,000.

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2013

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South Carolina ETV premieres Antiques Roadshow in Myrtle Beach on February 18, 25 and March 25 at 8:00 p.m.  ETV’s complimentary Behind the Scenes program explores what went into making the Antiques Roadshow episodes in Myrtle Beach, and premieres February 18 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV following the first Myrtle Beach episode.

Hosted by Mark L. Walberg, (coincidentally a native of Florence, S.C.), Antiques Roadshow features a team of specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers who travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles.  The cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, and long-neglected items salvaged from attic and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds. 

While in Myrtle Beach, the cast and crew of Antiques Roadshow were delighted by the many exciting finds, including a guest’s signed letter from Abraham Lincoln – one of the few written by Lincoln in 1860 as he prepared for the election; a famous first edition of Gone with the Wind; crystals once owned by Marilyn Monroe, and much more.  Items discovered in Myrtle Beach came from all over the world, including an Austrian lamp; silver made in China; and pre-Columbian gold pendants from Central America. 

During his trip to South Carolina, Walberg also visited Brookgreen Gardens, where he was joined by appraiser Eric Silver to discuss early 20th-century female sculptors. Viewers who tune in to watch Antiques Roadshow’s Myrtle Beach, Hour 1 on February 18 will have the chance to learn more about the history and sculptures in the beautiful gardens.   Subsequent episodes involve disappearing art at Hobcaw Barony and a 19th century blockade rifle and its connection to the Waccamaw River.

“It’s our privilege to showcase Myrtle Beach and South Carolina in a positive light on national prime time television,” said ETV President and CEO Linda O’Bryon.  “Over 6,000 guests brought 12,000 items to the Myrtle Beach taping last summer, and the final programs are rich with our history and culture.”

Fans of Antiques Roadshow can be among the first to get a sneak peek at the PBS series’ visit to Myrtle Beach and ETV’s Behind the Scenes program during a special screening benefiting the ETV Endowment on Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the S.C. State Museum Palmetto Gallery, with special guest Mark L. Walberg.  A one-time pledge of $75 for a pair of tickets or $40 for a single ticket is required to attend.  Space is limited and viewers should call 1-877-253-2092 to reserve their seats.

Visit pbs.org/antiques for more information on Antiques Roadshow. Antiques Roadshow is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. Antiques Roadshow is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive producer is Marsha Bemko.

 

South Carolina ETV is the state's public educational broadcasting network with 11 television and eight radio transmitters, and a multi-media educational system in more than 2,500 schools, colleges, businesses and government agencies. Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.

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