Wednesday Trivia Question

Who was the original host of the Antiques Roadshow?

I’m talking, of course, about the PBS series – not the British version on which it is based. Mark L. Walberg is the current host of the series and has been since 2005. It seems difficult to imagine anyone else in the role but three people performed the job before Walberg. I’m looking for the original Roadshow host, the man who held the title for seasons one through four, but I’ll give you credit for any of the first three.

So who were they? Who were the original hosts for Antiques Roadshow? Chris Jussel – a name you may not recall – was the first host (Antiques Roadshow is his only credit so it’s not as though he went on to host other similar shows). Jussel was replaced by Dan Elias in 2001 and Lara Spencer helmed the series in 2004 and 2005.