KCET's longtime friend and colleague Huell Howser passed away yesterday at the age of 67 at his Palm Springs home. In honor of the always-friendly host of programs such as "California's Gold" and "Visiting with Huell Howser," "SoCal Connected" dedicates this special episode to his passing.
Huell's longtime producer Phil Noyes and cameraman Luis "Louie" Fuerte drop by the studio and talk about their experiences working closely with Huell and what inspired his storytelling. Val talks to KCETLink CEO Al Jerome and COO Mary Mazur about working with Huell over the years. Also, author and historian D.J. Waldie examines Huell's importance as chronicler of California folk.