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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.  F
ans

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

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)




Ferndell



Pink's



Firefall



Life

in Death Valley




Galco's



Tuoloumne

Meadows




Golden

Gate Bridge




Vincent Price Art Museum



Half-Dome



Yosemite

Buildings


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.

 

ABOUT KCET

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.org. KCET

is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about

KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community

events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink. 

ABOUT CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY


Consistently ranked among the top universities in the

West, Chapman University provides a uniquely personalized and interdisciplinary

educational experience to highly qualified students. Our programs encourage

innovation, creativity and collaboration, and focus on developing global

citizen-leaders who are distinctively prepared to improve their community and

their world. For more information visit: www.chapman.edu.