Sunday, May 01, 2016
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The "VISITING" series takes us to the many diverse neighborhoods of Southern California, and introduces us to the people who live there. "VISITING" has captured the spirit of the Southland with episodes ranging from a look at how menudo is made to the celebration surrounding the rededication of Angeles Flight.
LA Times critic Howard Rosenberg calls Huell's style, "Intimate,magnificently unslick, utterly charming, and absolutely irresistible." Viewers agree, and VISITING With HUELL HOWSER continues to be one of the most popular programs on KCET - PBS Los Angeles.
"VISITING" has been on the air for over 17 years, and is generously funded by a grant provided by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and produced by KCET.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1101 - CHAUTAUQUA
Huell visits Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades which was a major center of the Chautauqua Movement in the 1920s and ‘30s.
Temescal Canyon Gateway Park
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1102 - ROTON ROCKET
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in California as Huell visits the Roton Rocket, an unsuccessful yet imaginative attempt by a private company to create the first single stage to orbit space vehicle. Theoretically, it could deliver cargo and people to space at a dramatically reduced cost as compared to today’s vehicles with its unique design allowing the rocket to take off and land vertically by using helicopter-type blades, or rotors.
rocket will EVENTUALLY be here:
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1103 - BIKE RACE
Join Huell, the Los Angeles Wheelmen and other bicyclists as they climb Fargo Street in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles. Fargo Street is just 1/10 of a mile long, but it boasts a 33% grade, making this annual event a true test of endurance.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1104 - GAULDIN DOLPHINS
When Huell discovers that the students he spoke with at Gauldin Elementary School had never actually seen a dolphin--their school mascot--he decided to do something about it. Join Huell as he reunites with Gauldin Elementary School students and treats them to a day filled with real live dolphins.
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1105 - PORTO'S BAKERY
Porto's Bakery in Glendale is a family-owned and operated business with roots in Cuba. Join Huell as he samples Cuban sandwiches, guava pastries and decadent cakes
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1106 - CHATSWORTH
Huell visits five historically significant locations in Chatsworth which include Olive Trees, a Pioneer Church, Stoney Point and a barn that was home to TV's Mr. Ed. He ends at Homestead Acre, home to the Chatsworth Historical Society.
Chatsworth Historical Society
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1107 - COLOSSAL COLON
Huell meets a remarkable young woman who is traveling the country with the “Colossal Colon” educating people about colon cancer. Her story and the innovative way she presents it is truly inspirational and hopefully will end up saving lives.
American Cancer Society
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1108 - CAMEL DAIRY
Huell visits the Oasis Camel Dairy east of San Diego where he gets to milk a camel, plays with baby camels and learns about camel milk products.
Oasis Camel Dairy
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1109 - HERALD EXAMINER
Huell gets a tour of the Herald-Examiner building in Los Angeles that closed in 1989, marking the end of William Randolph Hearst's empire in Los Angeles.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1110 - TUBA CHRISTMAS
Huell attends an annual holiday concert performed by hundreds of tubas.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1111 - HOLIDAY STAR
Upland was hard hit by the 2003 wildfires and there is much rebuilding still to come. For the holiday season, this tight-knit community joined together to recreate a brilliantly lit star on a hilltop which shined for many years, but was destroyed by the fires. It is again a sign of hope and renewal for everyone who sees it.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1112 - ARMENIAN CHRISTMAS MEAL
Huell joins an Armenian family during Christmas and samples the many wonderful foods they have lovingly prepared for this traditional celebration.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1113 - CALIFORNIA TESTERS
Huell visits the Smith-Emery Company in Los Angeles. They have been in business since 1904 and their staff of inspectors and engineers put all sorts of construction materials through rigorous tests.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1114 - HIGH SCHOOL SIDEWALKS
The students and faculty at University High School in Los Angeles invite Huell to see the installation of rubber sidewalks on their campus. University High is the first school in the state to install a rubber sidewalk for the preservation of trees.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1115 - ALONDRA PARK
Huell travels to the South Bay region of Los Angeles County to visit Alondra Park. It’s a great bird watching location and home to a native California plant garden.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1116 - CLOCKER'S CORNER
Huell rides out to Santa Anita Park and meets up with trainers, jockeys and fans at Clockers’ Corner. It’s a great spot for breakfast and an up-close view of racehorses going through their morning workout.
Santa Anita Park
Open 5-10 am
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1117 - LAPD MOTORCYCLES
Huell attends the LAPD Motorcycle Training Facility in Granada Hills.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1118 - FOSSELMAN'S
Huell indulges in a summer treat at Fosselman's Ice Cream in Alhambra, a family-owned business more than 80 years old where the founder's grandsons still use the family recipe.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1119 - DONOR REUNION
Huell attends the 28th Annual Celebration of Life at City of Hope. From the first successful Bone Marrow Transplant performed in 1976, City of Hope has completed more than 6,300 Bone Marrow Transplants and affected countless lives. Today, City of Hope is the third largest provider of Bone Marrow Transplants in the world.
KCET Launches Huell's Interactive Los Angeles
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