I’ve never been to Chattanooga. When I hear the name I think – of course – of the Chattanooga Choo Choo (I’ll probably have the song stuck in my head for the rest of the day). As it was a vital transportation/rail hub and manufacturing center, Chattanooga is a city steeped in Civil War history. I think it’s one of those places that shouldn’t just be passed through, but made a destination location.

The Antiques Roadshow has three upcoming episodes from Chattanooga (to air March 30, April 6, and April 13). I’m looking forward to seeing all the fascinating treasures and heirlooms come out.

After so many seasons of Antiques Roadshow, do you still make an effort to catch the show?

In my case, if I’m home on a Monday night I’m watching the Roadshow. And with a location like Chattanooga, Tenn., I’m going to make a point of being home to watch it.

By the way, the Roadshow will be in Madison, Wis., for an appraisal event July 11, and in Atlantic City at the Atlantic City Convention Center June 6. Visit for more details.