Monday, October 10, 2011


I'm really cutting it close with this one for a sked alert, as the show is airing in less than half an hour, Eastern time. But I'm only just learning about it.

It seems we've got a rarity - a "reality" crossover.

From David Hinckley of the New Daily News:
[A] good moment is what we get from this crossover collaboration between PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" and "History Detectives" over a Civil War tintype that shows a white and black man seated next to each other in Confederate Army uniforms.

Wes Cowan, who assesses the value of antiques and collectibles on "Antiques Roadshow," now becomes a history detective. He combs family archives and public records, then asks experts to analyze the evidence.

Cowan is an appropriate middleman, since the tintype was first brought to him by Chandler Battaile, its current owner and a descendant of the white Chandlers, for an "Antiques Roadshow" episode that aired in June 2009.

That 2009 episode will be rerun Monday, followed Tuesday by a new "History Detectives" with Cowan's report.

Read more

If you do miss the first part, you'll eventually find it online at the 'Antique Roadshows' page in the website.....

For more on 'The Antiques Roadshow' and its place in Toobworld, click here.

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