This Week on 'Visiting With Huell Howser' -- Bug Fairs, Pig Ears and Jacaranda Trees

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Monday @ 7:30PM -- "Diorama"

Huell visits the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to discover the history of its famous animal dioramas. There, he visits with Robert Reid, who has been the resident artist for 20 years at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the man responsible for creating all of the beautiful dioramas. From deserts to beaches, Reid captures the natural beauty with his paint brushes. Robert works closely with Tim Bovard, the taxidermist responsible for making the animals look so lifelike. Together, they make a unique team.

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Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "Bug Fair"

Huell visits the Los Angeles Natural History Museum as it crawls with bugs at the 22nd Annual Bug Fair, the largest event of its kind in North America! We explore the world of insects and their arthropod relatives. There are live spiders and scorpions, and collections of butterflies and even bats. Over 60 vendors were on hand with books, entomological equipment and supplies, artwork, toys, clothing and more. It's a creepy, crawly day!

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Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "Bunny Museum"

Join Huell as he hops over to the Pasadena home of Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski, who have turned their house into The Bunnny Museum, a museum filled with almost everything bunny! Over 21,000 bunny collectibles: furniture, light fixtures, kitchenware, toiletries, books, and games are all bunny-themed. And lounging around their house, they have seven real bunny pets that do not live in cages -- and are litter box-trained!

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Thursday @ 7:30PM -- "Pig Ears"

When Huell's bartender at Musso & Frank told Huell how much he liked to eat pig ears as a child. Well, Huell dove right in and learned a lot more than he expected about different cultures and this culinary treat. To see a Latin spin on how pig ears are prepared, Huell stops by Gaytan Foods and sees the pickled pig ears. Then he meets up with Ruben (from Musso & Frank) at Durango Restaurant where they cook them just like his mom used to. Finally, he samples a gelatinous Asian delicacy at the Chung King Restaurant.

Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Pen Collectors"

Huell meets a group of fountain pen collectors at their annual meeting.

Saturday @ 5:30PM -- "Jacaranda"

Huell, with the help of his friends from the Braille Institute, learns about the history of jacaranda trees in California, which dates back to the 1890s when horticulturalist Kate Sessions first planted the seeds in Balboa Park. The blooming purple trees can now be seen all across the state, and we will find that some people call the jacarandas a mess while others call them a miracle.

Sunday @ 7PM -- "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.

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