Legacy List with Matt Paxton

(Rochester, NY) – Legacy List with Matt Paxton, a six-episode, one-hour series that takes a unique and compelling look at our homes and the hidden treasures, heirlooms and precious memories to be found within them, premieres Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. As Baby Boomers downsize their own homes or settle the estates of family members, they will discover the most important museum in the world…. their family’s basement.

After nine seasons on A&E, host Matt Paxton comes to public television as host of Legacy List bringing his many years of experience helping people downsize and transition to their next best lives.  As a first step, he asks families to create a list of missing but must-have items.  The items on this legacy list may be lost in families’ attics, basements, closets and even under the floorboards. The items and must be found, valued and saved before the movers empty the home and memories are lost forever. 

Matt brings with him a small, quick, diverse team to help families find the key valuables on the families’ legacy list. The specialists include Mike Kelleher, a walking encyclopedia of pop culture collectibles and antiques; Avi Hopkins, a military and religious memorabilia expert and Jaime Ebanks, an expert in fashion, textiles and travel collectibles. 

Matt and the team visit with and help families in Richmond and Mechanicsville, VA; Llewellyn Park and Aberdeen, NJ; Norristown, PA; and Newark, DE. While Matt and the team hunt through the house under deadline pressure to find the items on the legacy list, we will periodically cut away and explore the fascinating history behind the objects we are searching for. These segments will also delve into the history of the house, family and the surrounding region to create a completely immersive viewer experience into one family’s big, surprising and often bittersweet life transition.

Pictured: Matt Paxton (3rd from left) and his team
Credit: APT



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