Where's Huell -- Japanese Mochi, Armenian Christmas and the Crossroads of the World


What's a week without the continued adventures of KCET's Golden State-trotting hero, Huell Howser? It's like a California winter without fake snow, that's what. Find out where Huell's heading this week.

Monday @ 7:30PM -- "Japanese Mochi"

The Japanese new year tradition of making mochi is alive and well in Southern California. Starting with huge pots of steamed rice, Huell uncovers the labor-intensive process of making mochi, also known as "food of the gods."

Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "Crossroads"

Huell visits the iconic Crossroads of the World on Sunset Boulevard. With its beautiful globe-topped tower, Crossroads was designed originally as an international shopping center, and was Los Angeles' first outdoor shopping mall. Now used as office space, this is one Los Angeles gem that is still alive and well. As a bonus, Huell spends the last ten minutes of the show learning about the history of the "landscaped" billboards.


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Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "Wart Hog Update"


Huell goes to the Los Angeles Zoo to reunite with the baby wart hog featured in a 1983 episode.

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

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

Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Armenian Christmas Meal"

Huell joins an Armenian family during Christmas and samples the many wonderful foods they have lovingly prepared for this traditional celebration.


Saturday @ 5PM -- "County USC Medical Center"

Join Huell as he gets a tour of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center which has been a familiar landmark for over a 100 years. The big white building has been used in many TV shows and films and has serviced countless patents over the years. In 2008 the old hospital finally closed its doors and all the remaining patients were moved to the new state of the facility across the street.


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