Oneonta Daily Star
An Oneonta man will appear on a national television show in February, exploring the secrets of his famous father's art collection. David Hayes Jr. will speak about searching through the estate of his late father, American sculptor David Hayes Sr., in the PBS show, "Legacy List with Matt Paxton."
Lancaster News Press
Say you wake up and your house is on fire. Your family’s OK. What do you grab as you head out to safety? That’s the idea of a PBS show that helps people find those important things in packed attics and garages. The second season of the show came to Manheim to dig into the family history of Chris and Jean Gerding. The episode airs on WITF on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
The Washington Post
At age 25, Matt Paxton cleared out the homes of four relatives who died within months of one another. The painful experience of sorting through lifetimes of possessions and memories was life-changing. He went on to have a career as an extreme-cleaning specialist and professional downsizer who now appears on two TV series about people dealing with an overflow of stuff.
The Washington Post
Every week, Jura Koncius helps you in your quest to achieve domestic bliss. She and weekly guests, whether Martha Stewart, Marie Kondo, or the Property Brothers answer your decorating, design and decluttering questions. For more than 20 years, our Thursday Q&A has been an online conversation about the best way to make your home comfortable, stylish and fun. We invite you to submit questions and share your own great tips, ideas and gripes. No problem is too big or too small.
It's not every day that you stumble upon a priceless painting or historic relic in your attic but for Matt Paxton, host and producer of the APT-produced show "Legacy List with Matt Paxton," it's just another day at work.
The New York Times
Two reality shows airing this winter grapple with what to do with our family heirlooms.
The PBS reality show “Legacy List with Matt Paxton” goes into the homes of people who are downsizing to help them declutter and to find forgotten family stories hidden in the crush of possessions. In its second season, which starts on Jan. 14, the crew visits the Coventry home of the late sculptor David Hayes.
Richmond Times Dispatch
“Legacy List,” with Richmond’s own Matt Paxton, is back for its second season on PBS.
Television Business International
Moving out of a family home can be an incredibly emotional experience; as each room is decluttered and every box filled up with a lifetime of belongings, decades of personal history can be unearthed.
US pubcaster PBS has renewed antiques series Legacy List with Matt Paxton for a second season, produced by Michael Yudin’s New York-based MY Entertainment (MYE).
Richmond Biz Sense
Matt Paxton is filming a new show called “Legacy List” that will air on local PBS station VPM.
Paxton and his team go through the house of someone 50+ who’s about to downsize and they scour for family memorabilia — often items the owner can’t locate. Some of the possessions to unearth are sentimental; some are historic; some seem to tell stories of descendants. Earthly treasures, all.
After leaving the show and TV, Matt told me recently, “I started to kind of look for a real job and I didn’t want one.” He create that job instead: he started his own production company and developed a new reality show focused on telling positive stories, which he thought the world needed and wanted—and that networks rejected.
Matt Paxton helps people downsize their homes and shares the stories on PBS television.
Matt Paxton is right where he wants to be. He’s back in his hometown, raising his kids in the Bon Air neighborhood where he grew up, and he’s back on TV telling the stories he really wants to tell.
When you think about downsizing your home and relocating, there’s a word that probably comes to mind: yecch. The process can be time-consuming, agonizing, frustrating and just plain sad. But, as the new public television series Legacy List shows (check local listings), downsizing also has an upside.
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.
Preserve your most treasured photographs, films, videos and related items to keep telling your favorite stories for generations to come with the Memories by Matt Paxton media digitization box.Check it out!