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MARKET WARRIORS premieres new episode featuring Chicago's Randolph Street Market   01/11/2013
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 “Antiquing in Chicago, IL” premieres on Monday, January 14 at 9pm on WTTW


On Monday, January 14 viewers across the country will be treated to a double dose of antiques when brand new episodes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and MARKET WARRIORS premiere on PBS. Viewers in Chicago will recognize this week’s MARKET WARRIORS antiques treasure hunt as taking place in Chicago’s very own Randolph Street Market. The Chicago-based episode, featuring new MARKET WARRIORS picker Benedicta “Bene” Raia, will premiere on WTTW Monday, January 14 at 9pm.  In a game of finding the best antiques at the best price before time runs out, the pickers will be faced with some of their fiercest competition yet when Bene is added to the mix. MARKET WARRIORS (9C) follows ANTIQUES ROADSHOW (8C), making Monday nights a true destination for all things antiques and collectibles.

Viewers will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Chicago based shoots on pbs.org/marketwarriors including an up-close look at items “picked.”  MARKET WARRIORS filmed the episode in Chicago at the Randolph Street Market Festival in June.

“Word on the street is that Chicago is one of the best antiques shopping cities in America,” says ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and MARKET WARRIORS executive producer Marsha Bemko.  “We had heard that the Randolph Street Market had a great mix of dealers and objects and what better time to shop there than their 10th anniversary season? As producers, we are always look for a great story to tell and Chicago provided that in spades with a market full of great pieces, dealers with tons of personality and a fun, urban setting unlike anything else we had featured on MARKET WARRIORS.”

In this episode, our pickers head out to the Randolph Street Market Festival in Chicago, where the target assignment is to find something from the 1970s. One picker runs out of time as another intentionally tries to hoodwink his opponents about an item made three decades later. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg provides the play-by-play on his outrageous bluffing.  Pickers also try to sell items bought at a previous flea market. Notable finds include a pair of mid-century fiberglass chairs, a modern coffee table and an Aunt Jemima clock. The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, CA.

MARKET WARRIORS follows antiques pickers—Kevin Bruneau, John Bruno, Miller Gaffney and series newcomer Bene Raia—on a nationwide treasure hunt, scouring flea markets for antiques and vintage valuables with an eye toward selling their finds for profit at auction. Over the course of nine new, one-hour episodes, in 2013 viewers will get to know the pickers, enjoy an up-close look at the fierce competition in each episode and obstacles they face in the marketplace each week, and make their best guesses about who will come out ahead at the end of each episode.

For more information about MARKET WARRIORS, visit pbs.org/marketwarriors.

For more information about The Randolph Street Market Festival, visit www.randolphstreetmarket.com or channel your inner Market Warrior and check the market out for yourself on February 2nd and 3rd.

Press materials, including a video screener of the Chicago based episode and downloadable photos, are available at pbs.org/pressroom.

MARKET WARRIORS is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive Producer is Marsha Bemko and Senior Producer is John Kalish. MARKET WARRIORS is sponsored by PBS through the support of public television viewers.

About WTTW
For more than 55 years, audiences have turned to WTTW for distinctive programming that informs, inspires, educates, and entertains. WTTW reaches 1.5 million weekly households over a four-state area, making it the most-watched public television station in America.  Recognized for its award-winning local and national productions, WTTW is committed to presenting the very best in cultural, nature, science, public affairs, and children's programming across its four distinct television channels:  WTTW11, WTTW Prime, its Spanish-language channel WTTW V-me, and WTTW Create, its “how-to” channel.  For more information, please visit wttw.com.


January 2013

Press contacts
Kate Hathaway
WGBH Boston
617-300-5305
kathryn_hathaway@wgbh.org

Julia Maish
WTTW Chicago
773-509-5551
jmaish@wttw.com
 
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