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Antiques Roadshow "Billings, Mont. - Hour Three" on MontanaPBS April 25

April 11, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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The last of three Antiques Roadshow episodes filmed in Billings last June is airing on MontanaPBS Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. The show repeats on April 27 at 3:30 a.m.

Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Bruce Shackleford at Billing's Yellowstone Art Museum to look at its impressive collection of paintings by Joseph Henry Sharp -- famous for his realistic depictions of American Indians. Highlights include a beautifully preserved 1843 artillery sword and belt; a circa 1925 sequined flapper dress and gold lamé coat; and a circa 1925 heirloom collection of ruby, diamond and jade rings, valued at $60,000.

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.

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