The Votes Are In! KCET Announces Huell Howser 'Fan Favorite' Poll Results | KCET
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 kcet.org/huellvote 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
"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):
Vincent Price Art Museum
A selection of "Visiting..." programs that ranked high with
fans will be made into a special commemorative DVD available for purchase at kcet.org/HuellDVD
during the Tribute timeframe.
For more information about Huell Howser and
his body of work, please visit Chapman University's page at
www.HuellHowserArchive.com or at kcet.org/rememberinghuell.
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as well as the finest public television programs from around the world.
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