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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:47 PM

Huell Howser has passed...

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/01/huell_howser_dead.php

Like they are saying...California is a little less Gold today...


Tikki

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Reply Huell Howser has passed... (Original post)
Tikki Jan 2013 OP
YvonneCa Jan 2013 #1
SoCalMusicLover Jan 2013 #2
tularetom Jan 2013 #3
Dems to Win Jan 2013 #4
SoapBox Jan 2013 #5
Codeine Jan 2013 #6
shanti Jan 2013 #7
pinto Jan 2013 #8
dhill926 Jan 2013 #9
hunter Jan 2013 #16
SHRED Jan 2013 #10
Kablooie Jan 2013 #11
petronius Jan 2013 #12
flamingdem Jan 2013 #13
Auggie Jan 2013 #14
Tikki Jan 2013 #15
Raine Jan 2013 #17
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #18
Tikki Jan 2013 #19
SoapBox Jan 2013 #20
Tikki Jan 2013 #21
SoapBox Jan 2013 #22
Tikki Jan 2013 #23

Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:06 PM

1. Sad news. n/t

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:06 PM

2. Sad Day

Everyone wondered why he retired late last year. He obviously knew his time was limited, although I never imagined it would be this short.

A class act and an all around good guy.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:07 PM

3. I met him once years ago

He was in Yreka CA doing a story on the "State of Jefferson" and I was on my way to go fishing with my brother in law.
He wasn't filming or anything just eating lunch. Seemed like a genuine and gracious person, pretty much like he appeared on the show.

Apparently KCET and PBS split the sheets a couple years ago and California's Gold was severely cut back by the PBS outlet in our area.

RIP Huell Howser. You provided a lot of entertainment for us.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:50 PM

4. RIP from a fellow lover of California. A little bit less golden today, yes.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:34 PM

5. Oh my gosh...we feel SO bad.

...this is a duplicate of my post in the LBNS...we feel so bad about his passing.

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I just now saw the post...called the partner with the very sad news.

We've watched Huell's programs for years...we moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and must have started watching his programming (with Louie!) close to the beginning. He educated us about things in our wonderful state, that we will never see or have the opportunity to tour. One of our favorites was his Sons of Norway in Van Nuys Lutefisk episode...we've taken my Mom there for the last few years, only finding out about it from Huell.

Huell...we love you and everything you did for The Golden State...you ARE California GOLD and will be missed very much.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:59 PM

6. Literally the nicest guy ever.

He will be missed.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:33 PM

7. california gold

i loved that show, and learned so much about my own native state. RIP mr. howser, you were truly california gold!

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:27 PM

8. ...

Huell Howser, host of public television programs, has died, says KCET

http://www.dailybulletin.com/breakingnews/ci_22325726/sources-huell-howser-dead#ixzz2HLKeq3pc

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:27 PM

9. Aw man.....

he did a show where my office is just last year. Heard the voice and said...."what the hell?.....and indeed, it was he. Really fun shows for a newcomer to Cali.....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:25 PM

16. Fun show for everyone in California.

I was born here and I've traveled all over California. He still found many interesting places I haven't been.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:19 PM

10. RIP

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:13 PM

11. Such a nice, gentle soul who loved people so much. We'll all miss him.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:56 PM

12. Damn. A sad day for California.



I think this weekend I'll find the the most off-beat and folksiest place in my county for a visit, in his memory...

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:31 PM

13. Rip dear Huel. I am so sad

I didn't know he was sick, sigh.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:17 PM

14. That show helped me get through many difficult Saturday afternoons

I'll miss it, and Huell.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:29 PM

15. Me, too...

I used to keep a little note book on all the places after seeing his shows that I wanted to visit.
It was during a time of a bit of a financial stress on us and that little book was my plans for the future.

I still have that little book and we have visited some of those places.
p.s.
Mr. Howser left his memoirs and collections to Chapman University in the O.C.
Many of his items can been viewed from their website.

http://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/2013/01/07/in-memoriam/
Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:43 PM

17. I feel like I lost a dear friend even though I didn't personally know him and

never met him. Huell's enthusiasm for the places he went and the people he met was contagious. It seemed like he could take a place that you wouldn't think was interesting and then you would find that you wanted to go there. There will never be another like him, he was a one of a kind. R-I-P Huell you will be sorely missed.

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:56 AM

18. I was saddened when I hear Huell passed then it started hitting me hard

Sunday, The Simpsons took a moment to remember Howser:


Then, this morning, I heard NPR's tribute:
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=169486538&m=169486828

Then finally, tonight, our local PBS station played Huell's 2010 rendition of 'California, Here I Come' in it's entirety (It was played at his LA memorial with the attendees joining in). Campy maybe, but that's the genuine Huell Howser I grew to love and appropriate:



Amazing.

Would you look at that?

Wow.

That's amazing.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:07 AM

19. I guess we always knew how amazing Mr. Howser was covering every bit..

of our State...Now we know that even though he touched each of us individually he, also, touched
everyone who took anytime to learn about his special way of bringing us together to see the
beauty and amazement that is California.
I am sad, also, with his passing.

THANKS for the online tribute to Huell.

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:38 PM

20. Update

...this was in the LA Times. I guess this will settle the cause of death.

"Huell Howser Relished Role of Storyteller"

"Public television star Huell Howser, who died this month of prostate cancer, did not talk openly about his illness because "he never wanted the story to be about him," his assistant said."

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0120-howser-20130120,0,1006957.story

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:56 PM

21. Thanks...I guess I had heard that diagnosis earlier..

What a real gentleman. A class act to the end.


Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:18 PM

22. Each person can make their own decisions but...

not knowing all of his personal circumstances, however, he could have been a REAL honest, to goodness example, about prostrate cancer...he would have really made a point about this disease, education, research, fund raising, etc.

But, for whatever his reasons, I will wish him a peaceful rest.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:16 PM

23. I know...It did seem important to him not to be defined by the cancer...

I think, sometimes, about what I can leave behind as a testimony. It's hard to know for sure.
I am betting he didn't have the time that some men get with prostrate cancer (it can
be a very slow growing cancer) and came on him and to the end pretty quick.

I wonder if he really understood what a role model he was for Californians as both guests
in other parts of their State and as hosts to the visitors here.

I am always in awe of my Coastal Range mountains and the Pacific Ocean but I love to
travel pretty much everywhere here in California.

rip Mr. Howser...


Tikki

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