BOISE -- Do you have a piece of Idaho history, art, or Americana just begging to be seen on TV? Convinced that pile of junk in your attic is really worth big bucks?
Well, you're in luck.
The popular PBS reality show "The Antiques Roadshow" has scheduled a stop in Boise on June 29. The show's representatives say they're still finalizing a location for the actual taping, but plan to update the schedule when possible.
When the roadshow does pull into town, Treasure Valley residents will have a chance to tote their potentially priceless heirlooms into town and have them appraised by experts.
Roadshow representative Jake Messier says the PBS production crew will tape three complete episodes in Boise.
That means dozens of lucky Idahoans (and possibly folks from eastern Oregon and Nevada) will appear on TV.
"On a good day, we get about 10,000 antiques through the show, and about 100 get shot," Messier told KTVB.
PBS chose to travel to Boise for three reasons, according to Messier.
1. The show hasn't been here before.
2. The Treasure Valley has a moderately large population.
3. The area is rich in historical value.
Admission to Antiques Roadshow events is free, but a limited number of tickets are available. In addition, ticketholders are limited to two appraisal items. Those interested in entering a random drawing for tickets can call 1-888-762-3749 for a ticketing application, or find application details online.
New this year, the show has expanded to 35 episodes in 8 cities. Once taped, the episodes will air in 2014.
- Detroit, Michigan - June 1
- Jacksonville, Florida - June 8
- Anaheim, California - June 22
- Boise, Idaho - June 29
- Knoxville, Tennessee - July 13
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana - July 27
- Kansas City, Missouri - August 10
- Richmond, Virginia - August 17