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This Week on 'Visiting With Huell Howser' -- California Flowers and Pink's Hot Dogs

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Monday @ 7:30PM -- "50's Motels"

The '50s live on in Palm Springs, and Huell Howser visits some of the best examples of architecture from that decade - motels.

Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "Golden Gate Bridge"

California's most recognized landmark takes center stage in an episode which focuses on its history (including rare footage of its construction) its beauty, and the incredible maintenance work that goes on daily to keep this towering structure in mint condition.

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Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "Firefall"

It's a California's Gold Classic. Huell investigates a onetime California tradition, the Yosemite Firefall.

Thursday @ 7:30PM -- "California Flowers"

Every spring, California blooms anew, bringing forth a striking display of flowers. Huell visits three places across the state where the splendor of California is in full bloom: Daffodil Hill in the Gold Country, the Ranunculas fields of Carlsbad Ranch, and the California Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley--all amazing vistas where swaths of color stretch as far as the eye can see.

Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Pink's Hot Dogs"

Family-owned and operated since 1939, this L.A. institution has been serving up some of the best chili cheese hot dogs this side of Coney Island. Huell get the lowdown from Mrs. Pink and a handful of enthusiastic patrons, many who have been eating at Pink's since their childhood.

Saturday @ 5:00PM -- "Ansel Adams"

Many people are familiar with Ansel Adams famous landscape photographs of Yosemite, but there is a whole other body of work that is rarely discussed. Huell visits the Los Angeles Public Library to see the "forgotten Los Angeles photographs" taken by Ansel in 1940 for a Fortune Magazine article on pre-war L.A. These photographs were later donated to the library by Ansel and are now in their collection. Huell is joined by Jonathan Spaulding, the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museumof the American West and Autry National Center, and author of "Ansel Adams and the American Landscape." They spend the day in downtown Los Angeles to visit many of the sites where the original photographs were taken.

Saturday @ 5:30PM -- "Palm Springs History Tour #1"

Huell gets a tour of Tahquitz Canyon in Palm Springs with Ron Deluna of the Aqua Caliente Tribe.

Sunday @ 7:00PM -- "Elephant Update"

In what has become a classic, Huell returns to the San Diego Wild Animal Park to say hello to Nita, the retired elephant.

Sunday @ 7:30PM -- "Classic Arts Showcase"

It's the last episode of "California's Gold" ever produced. Huell tours the Glendale office of "Classic Arts Showcase," a free cable TV program comprised of video samples from the worlds of ballet, opera and theater. This program is the vision of philanthropist Lloyd Rigler, who practiced the cost-effective use of resources in order to achieve the greatest good. (Find out when you can next watch "Classic Arts Showcase on KCET by clicking here.)

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