This Week on 'Visiting With Huell Howser' -- Green Chiles and a Koi Farm


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Monday @ 7:30PM -- "Green Chiles"

Huell meets up with green chile aficionados at an annual event where hundreds of people line up for fresh, roasted New Mexico green chiles.

Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "Model Boats"

This week, Huell joins the Orange County Model Sailing Club as they sail their radio-controlled schooners around the lake at Mason Regional Park in Irvine.

Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "Fire Trucks"

If you've ever wondered where old fire trucks go when they retire, here's the show for you. Joe Ortiz (a retired fireman) has collected one of the largest collections of antique and modern fire fighting equipment around. Huell goes to Joe's house in Shadow Hills for a personal tour and a very special ride in the back of a hook and ladder.

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Thursday @ 7:30PM -- "Falcons"

Falconry is an ancient sport that has a small, but enthusiastic following in California. Huell learns about the sport, as well as an array of beautiful raptors from a master falconer and studio animal trainer.

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Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Tiki"

Huell heads to Whittier and finds a unique company that specializes in Polynesian decor. Carved wood tikis, thatch umbrellas, and bamboo fencing are just a few of the items they have on hand.

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Saturday @ 5:00PM -- "Koi Farm"

Huell visits a koi farm and is amazed to see everything that goes into raising these beautiful fish.

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Saturday @ 5:30PM -- "Big Fish"

Huell visits with a man who raised a giant goldfish that is now three feet long. Too big for his tank, the goldfish is moved to his new home in the lush koi ponds at the Lake Shrine of Pacific Palisades.The Lake Shrine is an amazing oasis. Originally a location for silent films in the 1920s, the property ended up in the hands of a construction superintendent for 20th Century Fox who built a double decker Mississippi houseboat and an authentic reproduction 16th century Dutch windmill. Today the spot is an open-air shrine to all religions.

Sunday @ 7PM -- "Governor's Mansion"

Huell gets a behind-the-scenes look at the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento. We'll get a special tour from Kathleen Brown, who lived in the house as a teenager.

Sunday @ 7:30PM -- "Ackermansion"

Huell takes a special tour of Forrest Ackerman's home, which is a shrine to and museum of sci-fi and horror memorabilia. The self-described inventor of the term "sci-fi," Dr. Ackula (as he liked to be called), boasted over 300,000 items from genre films, books and TV shows. He was also a literary agent, and editor of numerous fanzines. Best of all, he opened his house to the public. (Note: Ackerman passed away in 2008 and the museum is no longer operational.)