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THE LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON

Matt Paxton, a nine-season veteran of A&E’s HOARDERS, is joined by Jamie Ebanks, Mike Kelleher and Avi Hopkins.
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Matt Paxton, a nine-season veteran of A&E’s HOARDERS, is joined by Jamie Ebanks, Mike Kelleher and Avi Hopkins.

Airs Mondays, Jan. 20 & Jan. 27 at 9 p.m., Feb. 3 at 9:30 p,m., Feb. 10 - Feb. 24, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV (updated )

As baby boomers downsize living spaces and settle estates, THE LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON helps aging homeowners catalog a lifetime of belongings, locating treasured heirlooms and unexpected valuables in the attic, closet, or even under the floorboards.

Host Matt Paxton, a nine-season veteran of A&E’s HOARDERS, is joined by military memorabilia expert Avi Hopkins, fashion collectibles authority Jaime Ebanks, and Mike Kelleher, a walking encyclopedia of pop culture trinkets and antiques.

“I couldn’t imagine a more perfect partner than public television to showcase baby boomer families rediscovering the emotional stories and experiences of their own generations past, through the things they own and may soon part with as they downsize their homes” said host Matt Paxton.

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.

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EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “Anne Manley / Richmond, Virginia” airs Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - Anne is downsizing from her Richmond, Virginia home to be closer to her parents in Jacksonville, Florida. THE LEGACY LIST team has just 24 hours to find the items she holds dear. They're hunting for her collection of sharks' teeth, her father's book of poetry he wrote during his time as a POW and an antique abacus. Celebrating these items from the past will help Anne prepare for her next life stage.

Matt tours Anne Manley's garage, before he has to move her out in less than 24 hours.
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Matt tours Anne Manley's garage, before he has to move her out in less than 24 hours.

Episode 2: “Lenis Northmore / Newark, Delaware” airs Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - Retired art historian and world traveler Lenis Northmore is downsizing from her 6,000 square foot home in Newark, Delaware to a smaller home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Lenis has a great eye and her home is filled with artwork, artifacts and mementos she has collected over the years. Matt and his team have three days to dig through her estate to find her most prized items and find a place to put them.

Mike, Jaime and Matt find a 44-star flag in art collector Lenis Northmore's home.
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Mike, Jaime and Matt find a 44-star flag in art collector Lenis Northmore's home.

Episode 3: “Lambert Family / Mechanicsville, Virginia” Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - As the first African American woman to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School, Lillian Lambert was a trailblazer. Now she needs Matt's help packing up her prized possessions and downsizing to a smaller home in Mechanicsville, Virginia. The team searches for LEGACY LIST items and experiences a powerful moment when Lillian and her husband discover incredible news of their family's roots.

Lillian and Johny Lambert discuss their Legacy List with Matt over tea.
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Lillian and Johny Lambert discuss their Legacy List with Matt over tea.

Episode 4: “Day Family / Llewellyn Park, New Jersey” airs Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - With a family tree filled with entrepreneurs, politicians and explorers, Julie and Cindy will say goodbye to the home where so many amazing stories were created. Matt and team visit Llewellyn Park, New Jersey to help mother and daughter sort through family treasures to discover items brought home from exotic trips abroad, handwritten 300 year-old letters and connections to neighbor Thomas Edison.

Julie and Cindy Day examine a 200-year-old document from their family archives.
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Julie and Cindy Day examine a 200-year-old document from their family archives.

Episode 5: “Seidel Family / Norristown, Pennsylvania” airs Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - The team travels to Norristown, Pennsylvania to help a brother and sister clear out their father's 300-year-old farmhouse full of beer memorabilia and sell most of it to support their siblings. The team searches through over one million items to find a few important Legacy List items that will help the adult children remember their larger than life father.

Jaime learns about the history of women in beer advertising.
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Jaime learns about the history of women in beer advertising.

Episode 6: “Shirley Macon / Aberdeen, New Jersey” airs Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - Retired schoolteacher Shirley Macon of Aberdeen, New Jersey is downsizing and moving to Atlanta, Georgia to be closer to her daughters. Her home is filled with pictures, plaques and artwork that celebrate her family's Civil Rights heritage. Emotions arise when Shirley sees her home empty for the first time in 50 years, but her spirits brighten when Matt reunites her with the legacy items he found.

Matt prepares Shirley and Wanda to see their now-empty home of many decades.
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Matt prepares Shirley and Wanda to see their now-empty home of many decades.

Join The Conversation:

THE LEGACY LIST is on Facebook and Instagram. Follow @IamMattPaxton on Twitter. #legacylist #legacylistwithmattpaxton #downsizing #decluttering

Credits:

A production of MY Entertainment and Shipyard Entertainment. Executive Producers are Joe Townley, Michael Yudin and Neil J. Patel. The series is presented to public television by VPM. Distributed by American Public Television.