TONIGHT: KCET's SoCal Connected Reflects on the Loss of Huell Howser, Beloved Host of California's Gold

BURBANK, CA - January 7, 2013 - Tonight, SoCal

will air a special dedication in memory of Huell Howser (67),

longtime host of KCET's California's Gold as well as Visiting

Huell Howser, California's Golden Parks and California's

.  For

nearly three decades, Howser shone light on some of California's most

interesting and notable landmarks, events and destinations, from the celebrated

to the obscure.



following special guests will speak tonight about Howser, who was one of public

television's most iconic figures:



Al Jerome, President and CEO, KCET


Mary Mazur, COO, KCET


Phil Noyes, Producer, Huell Howser



Luis Fuerte, Cameraman, Huell Howser



D.J. Waldie, Los Angeles historian, author and SoCal

ed contributor



episode airs at 5:30 p.m. and repeats at 10:00 p.m.





, winner of the Peabody and two

duPont-Columbia awards, 17 Emmy® Awards, 19 Golden Mikes, 41 LA Press Club

Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards,

including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best

New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs nightly at 5:30 p.m. with an encore at

10 p.m. (beginning Dec. 17) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view

episodes online or to leave comments, please visit



is made possible through the generous

support of The Ahmanson Foundation serving the Los Angeles community since

1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; the Maddocks Brown Foundation; The John Randolph

Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; and The California Endowment. 





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. KCET currently produces the Emmy®,

duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a

hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that examines the

issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-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.


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