'Deadliest Catch' and 'Storage Wars' producer Thom Beers tells stories of 'America's Lost Treasures'


On Independence Day, Wed., July 4, National Geographic Channel and Thom Beers, the producer behind such hit reality shows as "Deadliest Catch," "Ax Men," "Ice Road Truckers" and "Storage Wars," set out to find bits of American history kept in the basements, attics and closets of ordinary folks, in "America's Lost Treasures."In the 10-episode series, hosts Curt Doussett (above at right) and Kinga Phillipps (below at right) traveled around the country on an "Antiques Roadshow"-type tour, looking at items people brought in to local museums, which they believed had historic significance.But there's a twist -- in each instance, experts are called in to determine the truth or falsehood of the stories behind these objects. Then at the end, one object is chosen to join a special exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., coming in 2013. In addition, the owner of the winning artifact receives $10,000.After participating in a reality-TV roundtable at National...



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