Like the set? Then buy it

September 03, 1999|By Lori Sears

They're even selling the kitchen sink.

"Rodricks For Breakfast," WMAR-TV's local talk/variety show with Sun columnist Dan Rodricks, is airing its final episode Sept. 5, and the station will auction off everything in his signature interview kitchen and knotty pine club room. All moneys raised will benefit the Baltimore charities Catholic Relief Services, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the Center for Poverty Solutions and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The high bidder on each item will choose the charity.

"If `RFB' viewers have had their eyes on anything on the set, they should call the show Sept. 5 while we're on the air," Rodricks said. Viewers can also e-mail their bids during the show, which airs 10 a.m.-noon, to RFBfast@aol.com, he said.

Since its first show in November 1995, the show has offered a quirky look at Baltimore attractions and personalities and has auctioned off an item a week to benefit local charities. The first auctioned item was a musical toilet-paper dispenser. Most of the current set features items with a 1960s theme.

Items up for auction include a set of Melmac coffee cups and Bascal water glasses, lots of ceramic bric-a-brac, a bow plate from the old Port Welcome excursion boat, a Hochschild Kohn hat box, bowling pins, decanters, a bread box and old Ford hubcaps. Oh, and the kitchen sink.

Pub Date: 9/03/99

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