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Antiques Roadshow cancels Williamsburg production

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The producers of the popular PBS television program Antiques Roadshow have decided to cancel their 2020 Production Tour events, including the much-anticipated Williamsburg stop.

Producers cited continuing circumstances related to the coronavirus, adding they have considered current guidance complications around having large events in the coming months.

“It is hugely disappointing to not bring Roadshow to Colonial Williamsburg,” said Marsha Bemko, the show’s executive producer. “But our top priority is—and always will be—the safety and health of our guests, volunteers, appraisers, staff and crew. I look forward to when the show can be back on the road safely.”

Producers announced last year plans for the show to come to Williamsburg in April.

As the coronavirus cases increased, show producers decided to postpone production and made that announcement in March, citing their prioritization of the “safety and health of its event guests, volunteers, appraisers, staff and crew.”

In planning a production tour for the next year, Antiques Roadshow will follow advice from government and health organizations as future event dates and locations are selected, according to a news release from the show.

It is not currently confirmed which cities and venues the show will visit in 2021.

Updates will be posted on the Antiques Roadshow website.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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