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Popular History Channel show, 'American Pickers' taping in region

Oct. 04, 2011 @ 01:12 PM

HUNTINGTON — The popular History Channel TV show, “American Pickers,” is in the Tri-State today taping and looking to score some backyard treasures.

 Based out of Iowa, “American Pickers,” currently has a production crew and the show’s two barn-digging, out-back-scrap-rummaging stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz,  in Huntington today filming for an upcoming episode.

 Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person's trash into another's treasure.

Josh Garnes, who owns Garnes Wireless on Fourth Avenue in Huntington, beside St. Mark’s Bar and Grill, said he saw the “American Pickers” now famous white cargo van plastered with their logo, was parked outside his business yesterday. And it was confirmed the show is in town taping at some undisclosed locations.

“American Pickers,” which airs at 9 p.m. Mondays on the History Channel, follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind--and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way

For more info on the show, go online at www.history.com/shows/american-pickers and read The Herald-Dispatch for updated info on the show’s local appearance.