Spotted in downtown Roanoke in the City Market area today: Mike Wolfe with the show American Pickers on the History Channel. The Pickers are in the region filming shows as they look for interesting items and some of the interesting characters that own them. It is not immediately clear what specific item or items Wolfe and the program might be interested in.
FROM HISTORY.COM: Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land. 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. American Pickers 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.