Antiques Roadshow coverage hits a bump

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Here’s a rare occurrence: Newspaper coverage of PBS fave Antiques Roadshow is at the heart of a controversy (albeit small), in Grand Rapids, Mich. A reader questioned the news judgment of the Grand Rapids Press over its decision to feature prominently a $2,000 letter from Gerald Ford over an oil painting worth $300,000. “In his day, who in Grand Rapids didn’t get a letter from Congressman Ford?” a reader asked. “There may be valuable Ford items out there, but a three sentence, hand-written letter? I don’t think so.”