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|Born||Huell Burnley Howser
October 18, 1945
Gallatin, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||January 7, 2013
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Prostate cancer|
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee|
|Occupation||Travel show host, video chronicler, actor|
Early life[change | change source]
Howser was born Huell Burnley Howser in Gallatin, Tennessee on October 18, 1945. He studied at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was raised in both Knoxville, Tennessee and in Los Angeles, California.
Career[change | change source]
After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and on the staff of U.S. Senator Howard Baker, Howser began his television career at WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, where he produced shows focused on human interest stories, such as Happy Features and The Happy World of Huell Howser. Howser was also a television personality working for the University of Tennessee.
After working in New York City as the host of WCBS-TV's "Real Life" show, Howser moved to Los Angeles, California in 1981 to work as a reporter for KCBS-TV. During 1982 and 1983, he served as weekend host and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. In 1985, he joined KCET (then a PBS affiliate) as a producer of Videolog, a series covering short topics including lint artist Slater Barron among other topics relevant to Los Angeles and adjacent communities.
California's Gold[change | change source]
California's Gold highlights small towns, landmarks, events, or places of interest throughout California that are not well known to the general public. Howser conducted informal, often impromptu, interviews with locals involved with the sites he visits. He also produced California's Communities, California's Golden Fairs, Downtown, California's Water, California's Green, California's Golden Coast, California's Golden Parks, Road Trip, Visiting... with Huell Howser, California Missions, Palm Springs, Our Neighborhoods, The Bench, and various specials.
Other work[change | change source]
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Lindelof, Bill. "Huell Howser, maker of PBS shows about California, retiring". Sacramento Bee. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/27/5013097/huell-howser-maker-of-pbs-shows.html.
- Dorman, Lee (2009). Images of America: Nashville Broadcasting. Arcadia Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7385-6829-4. https://books.google.com/?id=Fp_kSeMcQ6IC&lpg=PA113&dq=wsm%20%22happy%20features%22&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=wsm%20%22happy%20features%22&f=false.
- William-Ross, Lindsay (15 January 2013). "Vintage Video: 1973's 'The Happy World of Huell Howser'". LAist.com. LAist. http://laist.com/2013/01/15/vintage_videos_1973s_the_happy_worl.php. Retrieved 9 April 2013. Episode aired February 23, 1973
- Howser travels to Hawaii with U. of Tennessee football team
- Hevesi, Dennis (11 January 2013). "Huell Howser, Folksy Public TV Host, Is Dead at 67". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/arts/television/huell-howser-folksy-public-tv-host-is-dead-at-67.html?hpw. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Videolog Classics #2". KCET.org. http://www.kcet.org/shows/visiting_with_huell_howser/videolog-classics-2.html. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Rabe, John (July 6, 2011). "Huell Howser's retiring: An Off-Ramp remembrance". SCPR.org. KPCC – Southern California Public Radio. http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2011/07/06/19797/huell-howser-explores-la-with-off-ramp/. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- "Classic Huell: Farmers' Market". KCET.org. http://www.kcet.org/shows/huell_howser/videolog-classics/classic-huell-farmers-market.html. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Road Trip with Huell Howser articles in Westways Magazine (outside Southern California: enter zip code 90210 to access articles)
- Williams, Amy (July 7, 1998). "Long Beach Naval Station Falls: Court throws-out celebrity appeal". DailyRepublican.com. The Daily Republican. http://www.dailyrepublican.com/lb_ns_falls.html. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Chris Paine (2006). "Who Killed the Electric Car?". Plinyminor / Sony Pictures Classics.
- "Disney.com Winnie the Pooh". Disney Movies. http://movies.disney.com/winnie-the-pooh. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- Braxton, Greg (January 7, 2013). "Huell Howser dies at 67; TV host profiled California people and places". http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-huell-howser-20130108,0,1021100.story.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Huell Howser|
- Huell Howser at the Internet Movie Database
- Huell Howser Productions
- Huell's Interactive L.A. from the KCET website
- Huell Howser - California's Dreamer, from the KVIE website
- PBS host Huell Howser on life, death and an unscheduled visit with ‘The Simpsons’
- Lunch With Huell Q&A with Huell Howser by Aaron Proctor in the Pasadena Weekly August 20, 2008.