Wednesday, May 04, 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 #401 - BABIES
Huell visits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital and speaks with the Doctors, Nurses and parents who make the unit very special.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #402 - HAPPY CHICKENS
Huell visits Lily Farms and Quicksilver Ranch. Lily Farms is the home of the happy chickens. These are free range chickens whose eggs are the best. Quicksilver Ranch is the home of some very sweet miniature horses.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #403 - SOUL FOOD
Huell visits two "Soul Food" restaurants in the L.A. area with Aleane Fitz-Carter. Huell visits Dulans which says it's the "Best Southern Cooking in Los Angeles". We'll also get to take a look at M & M Cafe Mississippi Home Cooking who says they are the "Best food in Town".
Visiting...With Huell Howser #404 - ARTISTS
Huell visits with Milford Zornes and Guillermo Bert, two L.A. artists with very different styles. We'll go to both artists studios and get a peak at their work.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #405 - REMEMBERING
Huell remembers two very special people who made a big difference in the lives of many Southern Californian's. David Falconer was the Choir Master at St. James Church and also responsible for restoring the church organ. David was tragically killed in an armed robbery. Ethel Sherard A.K.A. the scrabble lady, was one of our favorite VIDEOLOG subjects who recently passed away. We'll watch the old show and get an update from her daughter.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #406 - LANE VICTORY
Huell spends the day on the W.W.II victory ship the Lane Victory. A wonderful group of volunteers has restored this ship and Huell gets to go along on an actual cruise.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #407 - E.R.
Huell spends the day behind the scenes at the number one TV show in America. We'll meet all the people who make the show look so good.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #408 - ANGELS FLIGHT DEDICATION
Huell spends Friday night and Saturday morning at the re-dedication of one of L.A.'s most wonderful landmarks. Huell gets a lot of great stories from people who rode Angels Flight in it's heyday.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #409 - EGYPTIAN THEATER
Huell spends the day at the old Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. A premier movie palace of the 1920's and 1930's, which has now fallen into disrepair. The Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Los Angeles are beginning the process of refurbishing the theater to its original splendor.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #410 - DAIRY FARM
Huell spends the day at a family run dairy farm in Chino
Visiting...With Huell Howser #411 - L.A. COLISEUM
Spend the day at the historic L.A. Coliseum. Along with a tour we will see some wonderful archival footage and talk with world famous artist Robert Graham, who designed the sculptures for the 1984 Olympics.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #413 - PHILIPPE'S
Come visit one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles and the home of the French dipped sandwich. Family owned Philippe's is a true L.A. institution.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #414 - FIREBOAT
Take a ride on the oldest and biggest fireboat in L.A. Huell goes out in the harbor with the crew and gets a demonstration of this magnificent boat.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #415 - HUELL IN HAVANA
Huell spends ten days in Cuba and brings his Hi-8 video. We get a rare look at Havana and a feel for life in this "off limits" country.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #416 - PRODUCE MARKET
Get up at 5:00 a.m. to visit the L.A. Wholesale Produce Market which is one of the largest and most diverse produce markets in the world.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #417 - GOVERNORS MANSION
Huell gets a behind-the-scene's look at the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento. We'll get a special tour from Kathleen Brown who lived in the house as a teenager.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #418 - HAPPY WANDERERS
Spend a day with the cast and crew of the very popular 50s - 60s TV travel show the "Happy Wanderers" and meet Slim Barnard's wife, Henrietta.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #419 - RANCHO LOS AMIGOS
Spend a day at Rancho Los Amigos which was a premier polio center during the epidemic of the 40s & 50s and is now a spinal cord injury rehab center.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #420 - IRON GARDEN
Meet Anna Jorgenson and her daughters in the small town of Idyllwild, where Anna's husband created an entire garden from objects made of iron.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #422 - CANNERY
Tour the Tri-Union cannery on Terminal Island. For many years the canneries ruled Terminal Island but all of them disappeared by the 60s. Tri-Union has brought a cannery back and Huell gets a behind-the-scene's tour.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #423 - MUD PEOPLE
Huell spends the day at the base of Angels Flight with a very unique group called the Mud People. Huell interviews onlookers as they watch these strange people wander about.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #424 - DWP
Huell tours San Francisquito Canyon at historic DWP Power House #1 built in 1911. It is an original part of the L.A. Aqueduct and is still used today.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #425 - LONG BEACH NAVAL STATION
Huell spends the day at Long Beach Naval Station which is threatened with demolition due to military downsizing. Many people want to save the site and turn the historic buildings into a park for the city.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #426 - LIBRARY/MEMORIAL
Huell visits the Valhalla Memorial where 13 famous aviators are buried and then goes to the Brand Library which has a unique and colorful history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #427 - JEWISH EAST L.A.
Visit East L.A. and learn about the long and interesting history of this predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. East L.A. was originally a thriving Jewish community and Huell takes a tour including a visit to the Breed Street Shul.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #428 - KOREAN MARKET
Huell goes to Koreatown with L.A. Times reporter Connie Kang and goes shopping at the Hannam market, where he learns about many exotic and tasty foods found there.
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