The Votes Are In! KCET Announces Huell Howser 'Fan Favorite' Poll Results

Burbank, Calif. - Dec. 19, 2013 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station serving Southern and Central California, announced the results from its Huell Howser 'Fan Favorite' poll.  Fans went to and voted on five of their favorite Huell Howser episodes from the top 50 shows from "Visiting..." and "California's Gold" series. The most popular shows will be presented as a special tribute that includes a Huell Howser marathon airing on KCET Sunday, Jan. 5 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. and each weekday, thereafter, during Huell Howser's regularly scheduled time at 7:30 p.m. 

"Huell Howser is a legendary television personality who shared a special relationship with his viewers," said Mary Mazur, Chief Operating Officer for KCETLink. "On the one year mark since his passing, KCET thought it appropriate to ask his fans to help celebrate his life and work by selecting their favorite shows for our special marathon. We would like to thank Chapman University for helping us commemorate Huell's legacy by allowing us to present some of these very special episodes."

"As the beneficiary of Huell Howser's legacy, Chapman University is delighted to partner with KCET in presenting these fan favorite episodes," said Sheryl Bourgeois, the University's Executive Vice President for University Advancement.  "Huell forged a unique friendship with Chapman and donated his life's work -- including all his 'California's Gold' television shows -- to be housed in perpetuity at the university, because he wanted the episodes to be available to all.  He truly believed that California's real gold is its people."


With more than 6,000 votes, the top Huell Howser "veepisodes" enjoyed most by fans that will be featured during the tribute include (in alphabetical order):


50s Motels

Hearst Castle Landscape

Amir's Garden

Hearst Ranch

Ansel Adams

Hollywood Sign

California Flowers

In-N-Out Burger

Catalina Casino

Musso and Franks

Disney Concert Hall

Newberry Springs

Elephant Update

Palm Springs History Tour (1 & 2)




Life in Death Valley


Tuoloumne Meadows

Golden Gate Bridge

Vincent Price Art Museum


Yosemite Buildings

A selection of "Visiting..." programs that ranked high with fans will be made into a special commemorative DVD available for purchase at during the Tribute timeframe.

For more information about Huell Howser and his body of work, please visit Chapman University's page at or at



On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit KCET is a service of KCETLink. 


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