TONIGHT: KCET's SoCal Connected Reflects on the Loss of Huell Howser, Beloved Host of California's Gold
Connectedwill air a special dedication in memory of Huell Howser (67), longtime host of KCET's California's Gold as well as
withHuell Howser, California's Golden Parks and
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
episode airs at 5:30 p.m. and repeats at 10:00 p.m.
Connected, 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 www.socalconnected.org.
Connectedis 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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