Season 3 of Maryland Public Television’s hit series Chesapeake Collectibles premieres Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8 pm on MPT.
Chesapeake Collectibles is a half-hour program that discovers fascinating antiques and treasures from across the Chesapeake region and the world. The series explores this area’s distinctive history and culture while viewers discover the intriguing stories behind heirlooms from far-flung corners of the globe and hear their owners’ personal stories about the origins and sentimental value of their items.
Among the 161 member stations of PBS, Maryland Public Television alone was authorized by WGBH in Boston, producer of Antiques Roadshow, to develop a local program based on the Roadshow format. The MPT series had its debut in January 2011.
Chesapeake Collectibles is hosted by MPT’s Rhea Feikin and features John Davis, longtime MotorWeek host. Expert appraisers determine whether the antiques brought in by Marylanders truly are “collectibles.”
The Season 3 programs will highlight special discoveries including:
- a Maryland “Rose Wreath” quilt with a stunning value
- a contract signed by legendary rocker Janis Joplin
- an Abraham Lincoln-signed newspaper featuring that president’s Gettysburg Address
- a hand-drawn “Peanuts” cartoon by Charles Schultz
The new season will feature a special episode filmed in Easton, Maryland. Treasures from the Eastern Shore and across the world are appraised during the episode which airs on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Chesapeake Collectibles airs on MPT on Thursdays at 8 pm and repeats Saturdays at 9:30 pm.
Launched in 1969 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, Maryland Public Television is a nonprofit, state-licensed public television network and member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). MPT’s six transmitters cover Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Frequent winner of regional Emmy® awards, MPT creates local, regional, and national television shows. Beyond broadcast, MPT’s commitment to professional educators, parents, caregivers, and learners of all ages is manifest in its year-round instructional events and super-website Thinkport which garners in excess of 1.4 million visits annually.