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Spend Presidents' Day with a Huell Howser Marathon of Rare Episodes!

Beloved KCET host Huell Howser leads a special “National Parks and Monuments” Presidents’ Day Marathon highlighting the best of "California's Gold" and "Visiting." The marathon will follow Huell up and down the California coast visiting popular locations such as Nixon’s birthplace, Reagan Ranch, Yosemite National Park and many more. 

But that's not all! Starting on Feb. 19, you can watch some of the most rare and seldom-seen episodes of Huell Howser in primetime on weekdays beginning at 7:00 p.m.

See the entire Presidents' Day lineup below: 

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8:00 a.m.          California’s Gold “Nixon’s Birthplace”

nixons birthplace

Visit The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace with Huell and first daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower, as she gives a private and personal tour of the farmhouse where her dad was born and raised. 

8:30 a.m.          California’s Gold   “Reagan Ranch”

reagan ranch

Huell gets a tour of the Santa Barbara ranch home of President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, who named it Rancho del Cielo.

9:30 a.m.          California’s Gold “Barack Obama’s California College Days”

obama at occidental

Join Huell as he gets the Presidential tour of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, where Barack Obama spent his freshman and sophomore years.

10:00 a.m.        California’s Gold “Emperor and the President”

emperor and the president

Did you know that California once had an Emperor and a President?

10:30 a.m.        California’s Gold “Fire Lookout”

fire lookout

Travel with Huell to Sequoia National Forest to visit historic Buck Rock Fire Lookout.

11:00 a.m.        California’s Gold “Devil’s Postpile”

devil's postpile

Located in the Eastern Sierras, Devil's Postpile is one of nature's true masterpieces.

11:30 a.m.        California’s Gold “Tuolumne Meadows”

tuolumne meadows

Huell visits Yosemite's high country for a walk through spectacular Tuolumne Meadows.

12:00 p.m.        California’s Gold “Glacier”


Join Huell as he hikes high up in the Eastern Sierra to visit the Conness Glacier in a stunning part of the National Forest.

12:30 p.m.        California’s Golden Parks “Lassen Volcanic National Park”


Huell visits Lassen Volcanic National Park to see lava flows, jagged craters and steaming sulfur vents.

1:00 p.m.          California’s Golden Parks “Yosemite Falls Trail”

yosemite falls

Huell’s off to Yosemite National Park where he walks the newly rehabilitated trails to the base of Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America.

1:30 p.m.          California’s Gold “Giant Rock”

giant rock

Considered to be the worlds largest free standing boulder, and a long time sacred site to the Native Americans. In the 1950s, it became a UFO airport.

2:00 p.m.          California’s Gold “Mt. San Jacinto”

san jacinto tram

In this adventure, host Huell Howser first visits the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which takes passengers from the warm desert floor to a snowy alpine environment in a matter of minutes.

2:30 p.m.          California’s Gold “Half Dome”

half dome

 Huell has the adventure of a lifetime as he climbs Yosemite's formidable Half Dome along with other avid hikers.


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