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Antiques Roadshow "Billings, Mont. - Hour Two" on MontanaPBS April 18

April 4, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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The second of three Antiques Roadshow episodes filmed in Billings last June is airing on MontanaPBS Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. The show repeats on April 20 at 3 a.m.

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of a Montana ranch, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Sollo explore the works of Thomas Molesworth, a significant figure in the popularization of rustic, Western-style furnishings. Highlights include a 19th-century Japanese suit of armor; an 1874 oil painting by noted Swiss artist Luigi Rossi; and a unique housewarming gift -- a circa 1825 Parisian gilt bronze plateau (serving tray) valued at $50,000 to $70,000.

Part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt, Antiques Roadshow is seen by almost 10 million viewers each week. In each episode, specialists from the country's leading auction houses -- Bonhams and Butterfields, Christie's, Doyle New York, Skinner and Sotheby's -- and independent dealers from across the nation offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles.
Hour three of the Montana show airs Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. and repeats Wednesday, April 27 at 3:30a.m.

Quality television has the power to elevate our understanding of the world, encourage respect for one another, and influence our lives in a positive way. MontanaPBS shares diverse stories; connects our citizens; discovers common ground; and celebrates the independent spirit and beauty of Montana.

MontanaPBS serves over 150 communities and can reach across the state via over-the-air signals, cable, DISH Network, DirecTV and online. MontanaPBS is comprised of KUSM-TV Bozeman and KUFM-TV Missoula, each a non-commercial educational licensee of Montana State University - Bozeman and The University of Montana - Missoula, respectively.

Aaron Pruitt at 406-994-5021 or aaron_pruitt@montanapbs.org