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Huell Howser, California TV Legend, Passes Away
OC Weekly ^ | Jan. 7 2013 | Gustavo Arellano

Posted on 01/07/2013 1:30:54 PM PST by chrisinoc

Huell Howser--a California broadcasting legend for his various shows that have appeared on public broadcasting over the past couple of decades--has passed away, according to sources who spoke to the Weekly on condition of anonymity.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.ocweekly.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: californiasgold; huellhowser; reagan

1 posted on 01/07/2013 1:30:58 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc
He did more to inform the people of this state than any one.
3 posted on 01/07/2013 1:35:55 PM PST by Domangart
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To: stylecouncilor; windcliff

ping....


4 posted on 01/07/2013 1:36:46 PM PST by onedoug
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To: chrisinoc

Look Louie I’m gone! RIP Huell


5 posted on 01/07/2013 1:37:07 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Domangart

Hate to hear of his passing

Remember him on Nashville channel 5 where

he got his start I guess

Hope they have something on about his passing tonight

Hate to hear he was homo tho..


7 posted on 01/07/2013 1:41:02 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Domangart

Loved his show but stay away from some of the eating establishments he visited. They weren’t that good.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 1:43:56 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc
Always got the impression he was a conservative guy. The article says he donated his papers Chapman University which is a conservative college.

During the LA riots, I remember seeing footage of him and some of his neighbors confronting looters at a local supermarket and stopping them from looting the place.

He was a good guy.

9 posted on 01/07/2013 1:44:09 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: reagandemocrat

I see reagandemocrat will RIP as he just got zotted by Jim.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 1:55:52 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: chrisinoc
Howser was a Marine.

Always enjoyed his shows........

11 posted on 01/07/2013 1:59:43 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: chrisinoc

Sad news. I lived most of my life in Southern California, but I wasn’t raised there. I learned more about the history of California and places all over the state from him than any other source. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy, too.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 2:00:05 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: chrisinoc

I liked the shows, but his voice made my skin crawl,,,
So long dude.


13 posted on 01/07/2013 2:21:03 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: chrisinoc

Sad to hear...I always loved “California’s Gold.” He had such an upbeat and happy attitude with all the people he visited and chatted with. I learned a lot about my state (at least the way it used to be in the good ole days).


14 posted on 01/07/2013 2:21:37 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: svcw
What was the reason you included how he had sex?

That's a good question. What does unnatural sexual perversion and sodomy have to do with anything? It's all normal now.
Especially in California.

15 posted on 01/07/2013 2:26:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: x1stcav

lol
Yeah, zotted by Jim Thompson.


16 posted on 01/07/2013 2:29:13 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MomofMarine

His show on Gills Onions in Oxnard, CA is a classic that should not be missed.

http://www.gillsonions.com/

Thank you Huell for showing me the wonderful side of California.

And dont forget the museum of printing:

http://www.printmuseum.org/

Don’t miss taking the most informative tour there. You will learn a lot.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 2:29:50 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: chrisinoc

OH how sad

RIP Huell

I just hear on KCAL news

He retired there been rumor that he may been in bad health KCET is mum about it


18 posted on 01/07/2013 2:30:01 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: chrisinoc

OH how sad

RIP Huell

I just hear on KCAL news

He retired there been rumor that he may been in bad health KCET is mum about it


19 posted on 01/07/2013 2:30:19 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Lancey Howard

Oh, grow up.
It had nothing to do with this man’s career which the poster was admiring.
If you want to start a thread about the prevision of homosexuality, ping me.


20 posted on 01/07/2013 2:40:21 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: chrisinoc

Enjoyed his show. I didn’t know he was ill. RIP.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 2:48:19 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yeah, he and his show were very entertaining. His resignation last November came as a surprise to many. He must have known he was ill. RIP.


22 posted on 01/07/2013 2:54:44 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Lancey Howard

You know, I’ve been Semmens’d so often that, after a couple of glasses of wine, I’m wondering if reagandemocrat planted this as a booby trap.

I’m now not certain that Jim would’ve zotted him over something so trivial.

After Semmens, who knows what evil people lurks in posters at FR?


23 posted on 01/07/2013 3:18:36 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: chrisinoc; abigail2; AgThorn; al baby; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Bon of Babble; ...
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24 posted on 01/07/2013 3:38:34 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: x1stcav

Gotcha!


25 posted on 01/07/2013 3:43:08 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: chrisinoc

“How about that!”


26 posted on 01/07/2013 3:46:44 PM PST by kik5150
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To: chrisinoc

Huell Howser was a Marine.
I don’t give a crap if he was gay or not, he had a darn good show.
RIP, Sir!


27 posted on 01/07/2013 3:49:04 PM PST by MistrX
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To: x1stcav

I don’t think so. It is what he posted on his profile. Anyone can do that. He has not been zotted and he won’t be.


28 posted on 01/07/2013 3:57:58 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: EveningStar

Sad news. Huell made for good television.


29 posted on 01/07/2013 3:58:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: svcw

Well for one thing his choice most likely caused his death he had aids


30 posted on 01/07/2013 4:01:44 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: chrisinoc

I LOVE California’s Gold. Heard this on John & Ken’s show when I came home. So sorry...he was only 67.


31 posted on 01/07/2013 4:04:47 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: EveningStar

“Howser was born Oct. 18, 1945, in Gallatin, Tenn., near Nashville. His father, Harold, was a lawyer, and his mother, Jewel was a homemaker. “Huell” is a combination of both their names.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-huell-howser-20130108,0,1021100.story


32 posted on 01/07/2013 4:05:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Harold Shea

“Remember him on Nashville channel 5 where he got his start I guess”

THAT’S where I remember the name from. That was a long time ago. The wife says he was on channel 4 with Dan Miller and Pat Sajak.


33 posted on 01/07/2013 4:06:08 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: onedoug

So sad.


34 posted on 01/07/2013 4:20:23 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: x1stcav

I think John Semmens is pretty funny. :)


35 posted on 01/07/2013 4:34:00 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: chrisinoc

After Dr George Fishbeck and Christine Lund left the SoCal airwaves, I tuned out.


36 posted on 01/07/2013 4:47:05 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: llevrok

Thanks for the memories...”cutoff low, weatherman’s woe.”


37 posted on 01/07/2013 4:50:49 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: chrisinoc

I will really miss him. The state of California is suddenly a whole lot less “golden” without him. He had a wonderful way of inviting us to wake up to the interesting and beautiful things around us and I loved his attitude of gratitude. He seemed to find people genuinely interesting and saw the humor and nobility in everyday stuff. One of my favorite episodes is the one where he visited a Pasadena post office where a lady had been bringing roses to the staff for decades. All the employees and post office patrons left the post office every day with a smile on their faces and the roses were beautiful.


38 posted on 01/07/2013 4:53:49 PM PST by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: MomofMarine

39 posted on 01/07/2013 5:03:14 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: chrisinoc

We were in SoCal for 19 years. So sorry to hear of his passing. Favorite California’s Gold? Three that come to mind are the Monarchs that come to the Pismo Beach area every year. We have always wanted to go see them and someday may get there. Loved the one on the Fresnel Lens that was found and refurbished. I am the proud owner of a miniature Fresnel Lens, thanks for piquing our interest in them Huell! And another one was the sculpted trees. I know I will have to look up again where those are. So sad that Huell is no longer with us. His charm and enthusiasm for the obscure in our (former)) state enhanced our viewing for years!


40 posted on 01/07/2013 5:03:46 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: US_MilitaryRules

You didn’t read my ‘mea culpa’. I got Semmends’d by a low-life such as reagandemocrat.


41 posted on 01/07/2013 6:01:06 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: reagandemocrat

No sh!t! Hat off to you.


42 posted on 01/07/2013 6:05:04 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: chrisinoc

Huell was great. Learned a lot about California from his show. He was a positive and enthusiatic voice in a cynical world. In a way, he was a real rebel.


43 posted on 01/07/2013 6:10:11 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Lancey Howard; svcw
What does unnatural sexual perversion and sodomy have to do with anything? It's all normal now. Especially in California.

Ya Lancey...no kinky BS going on in PA, right Lancey?

More burped up cowflop comments from the east coast...

44 posted on 01/07/2013 6:50:55 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Hey, we have Jerry Sandusky... You want him?
He’d be just another regular guy in, say, San Fransicko.


45 posted on 01/07/2013 7:08:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Jerry Sandusky?

Oh ya mean the sick deviate where half the Pennsylvania population came out in support of him?

Yeah, I remember all that...Sick stuff...

46 posted on 01/07/2013 7:13:18 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Oh ya mean the sick deviate where half the Pennsylvania population came out in support of him?

LOL! Now you have to lie?
What, did you have a fight with your boyfriend?
Chin up! Things will be better in the morning.

47 posted on 01/07/2013 7:23:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Ya mean there was not wide spread support in PA for the deviates enablers?

Lets hear it Howard.


48 posted on 01/07/2013 7:25:45 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: chrisinoc

Very sad. I’ll miss Huell Howser’s Tennessee twang.

He was one of the few bright spots in California media.


49 posted on 01/07/2013 7:28:57 PM PST by Pelham (Betrayal, it's not just for Democrats anymore.)
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To: x1stcav

Calm down. Have another glass of wine.


50 posted on 01/07/2013 7:44:20 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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