Legacy List with Matt Paxton

Airs Tuesdays at 11 p.m., beginning January 14, 2020.

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.

“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 series 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.

This season, Matt and the team visit with and help families in Richmond and Mechanicsville, VA; Llewellyn Park and Aberdeen, NJ; Norristown, PA; and Newark, DE.

"Legacy List is a series about finding history in our homes, but it’s also really about connecting memories of loved ones and our shared history, as told through cherished items,” said VPM Chief Content Officer Steve Humble. “Matt Paxton is the perfect host to weave these connections together, bringing meaningful personal stories to viewers and their own families.”

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.

Legacy List with Matt Paxton is 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, Virginia’s home for public media.

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