Huell Howser with Poppies
L.A. River Special

The Los Angeles River is often thought of as a huge concrete eyesore. Not anymore, at least not after you join Huell for this special 1 hour adventure where Huell literally travels down the miles of river bed stopping along the way to talk to some of the many people working hard to bring our river back to its natural state. He'll see the animals that call the river home, he'll learn about the many 'pocket parks' which connect the community back to the river allowing local families to relax and enjoy the view, and he'll get the scoop on what local government is doing on, in, under, and around the river to make clean and green.

Visit the KCET Departures L.A. River project and explore this important L.A. waterway.

Departures recently followed the L.A. Urban Rangers through a tour of the River and asked visitors to discuss their relationships with the River:

Upcoming Airdates

Fireboat Update

Huell visits San Pedro Harbor to see what's happened with the old fireboat Ralph J. Scott. He then checks out the brand-new, state-of-the-art fireboat.

  • 2016-07-31T12:00:00-07:00
  • 2016-08-06T12:00:00-07:00

Webb School

  • 2016-08-01T12:00:00-07:00

Musso & Frank

In this 1995 flashback episode, Huell visits the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, and talks with longtime employees and patrons about what makes this landmark such a special place. Musso & Frank opened in 1919 and is named after original owners Joseph Musso and Frank Toulet.

  • 2016-08-04T12:00:00-07:00

Happy Wanderers

Huell spends a day with the cast and crew of the popular 60s travel show "The Happy Wanderers" and meets Henrietta, the wife of series star Slim Barnard.

  • 2016-08-08T12:00:00-07:00

Starr Ranch

  • 2016-08-15T12:00:00-07:00

Fairplex Railroad Museum

  • 2016-08-18T12:00:00-07:00

Beverly Hills Dog Show

  • 2016-08-21T12:00:00-07:00
  • 2016-08-27T12:00:00-07:00

Basset Hound Picnic

Huell goes to the 1997 Basset Hound Picnic, sponsored by the Basset Hound Club of Southern California. Watch as the dogs are judged on longest ears, best howl, and saddest face.

  • 2016-08-21T12:30:00-07:00
  • 2016-08-27T12:30:00-07:00

Hollywood Ladies

  • 2016-08-22T12:00:00-07:00

Whistling Champ

  • 2016-08-24T12:00:00-07:00


  • 2016-08-25T12:00:00-07:00