One blanket completely changed a man's life forever. Big L.T. lost his foot in a car accident and has been struggling to support himself on disability payments of $839 a month. One day "Antiques Roadshow" showcased a item similar to a family heirloom of L.T.'s - a Navajo blanket passed down for generations.
With his bank account $50 overdrawn, L.T. set out to get the blanket appraised. As luck would have it the blanket was a first-phase chief's wearing blanket dating back to the 1850s. Less than 50 first-phase Navajo blankets survive today - an almost identical blanket to L.T.'s resides at the Smithsonian.
When the blanket went up for auction it fetched $1.8 million for the man who described himself as "not ever really having much of anything". What do you have in your attic?
A LITTLE ABOUT JIM
Each morning from 5am-9am , Jim talks with them all, news correspondents from the White House to London to Baghdad; newsmakers from former Presidents to Playboy beauties; sports figures from Pete Rose to Marvin Lewis and actors, authors and activists. He's the voice of volunteerism, the emcee of choice for just about anything from Marty Brennaman night at the ballpark to a Bengals rally to a visit from the President. Jim is an avid golfer, marathon runner, the guy who will close your kids' school in the winter. And he does this all on 5 hours of sleep a day. Jim is the winner of the 2002 Marconi Award for Large Market Radio Personality of the Year. His show is produced by Greg Shurts.