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    Washington, DC: 2011

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    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, with host Mark L. Walberg, rounded out its 15th season in Washington, DC, where they uncovered a trove of antiques and other national treasures.

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: May 23, 2011 (#1516)

    ARTICLE: Dancing For Eels Explained

    The story behind this intriguing 19th-century folk art oil painting of African Americans literally dancing for eels.

    ARTICLE: The Taj Mahal Painting

    An update on the Taj Mahal oil painting attributed to the 19th-century Orientalist painter Edwin Lord Weeks.

    SLIDESHOW: MLK's Take on "Tricky Dick"

    An in-depth look at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mixed message about Richard Nixon.

    Hour 2 | Original Air Date: May 30, 2011 (#1517)

    CASE FILE: Lost New Deal Artwork

    The U.S. Government is on a mission to track down thousands of missing works of art from the New Deal era, and they want your help!

    ARTICLE: Robert F. Kennedy Letters

    Get a closer look at personal letters written by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to his friend Ralph "Rip" Horton.

    SLIDESHOW: Behind the Scenes in Washington, D.C.

    Photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Washington, D.C. on August 21, 2010!

    Hour 3 | Original Air Date: June 27, 2011 (#1518)

    VIDEO: Interview with the Jessie Willcox Smith Painting Owner

    More from James, the owner of the Jessie Willcox Smith painting, who wanted to do the rain dance after his ROADSHOW appraisal!


    VIDEO: Feedback Booth

    Guests from Washington, D.C. bare all, including Wolverine claws, in the ROADSHOW Feedback Booth.

    VIDEO: Web Appraisal

    Sculpture expert Kerry Shrives looks at a shining example of innovative art by Nam June Paik, the first video installation artist.

    VIDEO: Web Appraisal

    J. Michael Flanigan appraises a painting table personally designed by 19th-century American portrait artist Thomas Sully.

    VIDEO: Web Appraisal

    Kathleen Guzman gets the story behind a collection of ballet memorabilia belonging to Dame Margot Fonteyn, a prima ballerina of London's Royal Ballet.

    Carlisle Indian School Archive, ca. 1910
    Philip Weiss

    HR 1

    Daum Monumental Vase, ca. 1900
    Kathleen Bailey

    HR 1

    Madoura Pottery Picasso Goat Plate
    David Lackey

    HR 1

    1965 Andy Warhol "Flowers" Lithograph
    Todd Weyman

    HR 1

    Civil War Button, Bible & Letter
    Rafael Eledge

    HR 1

    1958 Martin Luther King Jr. Letter
    Christopher Coover

    HR 1

    Navajo Second Phase Chief's Blanket, ca. 1855
    Douglas Deihl

    HR 1

    Austrian Crocodile Valise, ca. 1900
    Karen Augusta

    HR 1

    View of Taj Mahal Oil Painting, ca. 1880
    Colleene Fesko

    HR 1

    Dancing for EelsOil Painting, ca. 1885
    Nancy Druckman

    HR 1

    Gerrit Rietveld Crate Chairs, ca. 1960
    John Sollo

    HR 1

    Aaron Willard Jr. Banjo Clock, ca. 1820
    Sean Delaney

    HR 1

    1659 Nicholas Culpeper "Pharmacopoeia Londinensis"
    Stephen Massey

    HR 2

    Mid-18th Century Indo-Portugese Ivory Doctors Figures
    Sebastian Clarke

    HR 2

    18K Gold Pocket Watch, ca. 1885
    Paul Winicki

    HR 2

    Federal Inlaid Mahogany Games Table, ca. 1800
    Leslie Keno

    HR 2

    Carl Worner Folk Art Bottle, ca. 1910
    Allan Katz

    HR 2

    World War II Prisoner of War Archive
    Gary Piattoni

    HR 2

    Frederick H. Rhead Avon Vase, ca. 1902
    David Rago

    HR 2

    Zao Wou-Ki Etchings and Drawing, ca. 1950
    Robin Starr

    HR 2

    Charles Schreyvogel Bronze Sculpture, ca. 1903
    Eric Silver

    HR 2

    Queen Anne Figured Walnut Chest of Drawers, ca. 1750
    Andrew Holter

    HR 3

    Korean Matchlock Musket, ca. 1800
    James Callahan

    HR 3

    Currier & Ives Prints, ca. 1875
    Christopher Lane

    HR 3

    1952 Anders Halvarson Violin
    David Bonsey

    HR 3

    Late 19th Century Chinese Duan Stone Screen
    Robert Waterhouse

    HR 3

    Temperance Banner, ca. 1840
    Allan Katz

    HR 3

    Navajo Third Phase Chief's Blanket, ca. 1875
    Bruce Shackelford

    HR 3

    George Aiken Coin Silver Tankard, ca. 1790
    Reid Dunavant

    HR 3

    1954 Rolex Anti-magnetic Chronograph Wristwatch
    Charles Tearle

    HR 3

    Jumeau Automaton , ca. 1900
    Marshall Martin

    HR 3

    Meissen Pâte-sur-Pâte Urn, ca. 1880
    Suzanne Perrault

    HR 3

    Jean Lurçat "Gobi" Tapestry, ca. 1950
    James Ffrench

    HR 3

    Turner Pressed Steel Toy Bus, ca. 1926
    Noel Barrett

    HR 3

    Lou Groza Football Memorabilia
    Leila Dunbar

    HR 3

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