An antiques-appraisal series that turned out to be a ratings gem in PBS's attic. The simple format has `Roadshow' traveling around the U.S., evaluating family heirlooms and found items. It's based on the long-running (since 1978) BBC show of the same name. `Antiques Roadshow FYI,' an offshoot featuring reports on antiques and collectibles, and updates on items that had been appraised on `Roadshow,' debuted in January 2005, with Lara Spencer as host.
Part 2 of 3. In Birmingham, items include letters from a young Bill Clinton in 1968 that feature his opinions on politics and war; a Lalique hood ornament in an uncommon amethyst color; and a 1952 John Falter illustration. Also: iron antiques.
Part 1 of 3 in Birmingham. Items include hand-colored Andy Warhol lithographs; Southern dolls; and a Frederic Remington portrait with a letter from the artist to the owner's great-grandmother. Also: a visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.