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Huell Howser PBS "California's Gold" host is retiring, (now, RIP)
bigtikidude
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Posted: 2012-11-28 10:45 pm   Permalink

Huell Howser quietly retires from public TV's 'California's Gold


[ Edited by: Bora Boris - Cleaned up. - 2013-01-11 06:21 ]


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-11-28 10:58 pm   Permalink

Amazing!

Here is the link:

Amazing

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-11-29 02:49 am   Permalink

He never made that "Tiki" episode that he kept promising to make......

 
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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2012-11-29 1:38 pm   Permalink

Ummm... yeah he did!

http://www.kcet.org/shows/visiting_with_huell_howser/tiki.html

He also went to the Cook Islands:

http://www.calgold.com/specials/Default.asp?Series=11


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-11-29 7:15 pm   Permalink

Well I know about the OA episode "is that Tiki?"
but he has been saying for a couple of years that he was
going to film an episode at Tiki Oasis or Tiki Caliente
but it never came to fruition.





[ This Message was edited by: Atomic Tiki Punk 2012-11-29 19:19 ]


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2012-11-29 9:44 pm   Permalink

OOOOOOoooooooo Myyyyyy



 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2012-11-29 10:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-29 19:15, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Well I know about the OA episode "is that Tiki?"
but he has been saying for a couple of years that he was
going to film an episode at Tiki Oasis or Tiki Caliente
but it never came to fruition.




His retirement is a loss for us all, but we do have the body of work which he created.
Huell Howser owns a house in Palm Springs, so maybe he will do a segment for the local news on Tiki Oasis.


 
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TikiTie
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Posted: 2012-11-30 07:27 am   Permalink

Hopefully all the Huell fans have experienced the majesty of Adam Carolla's Basic Cable Commentary of the movie Showgirls with Dana Gould acting like Huell Hauser. If you haven't, it is on itunes.

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-11-30 10:04 am   Permalink

When my job transferred me to So Cal 7 years ago I watched Huell to learn about strange and off-beat places to visit in my new home state. The book 'Weird California', the Los Angeles Times and Sunset Magazine have also been travel guides for me.
Texas has the same type of show called Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips, but he isn't as colorful as Huell Howser is. There is also a 'Weird Texas' book. Texas and California are almost tied with weird and unusual people, religions and places.
Howser will be missed, maybe Charles Phoenix will be the next host of California's Gold.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-11-30 11:56 am   Permalink

When we saw Charles Phoenix last month, he said he would he would love to host
Huell's show.


 
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Mongoloid
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Posted: 2012-11-30 1:53 pm   Permalink

Took this photo with Huell at Tiki Caliente 2 (The Caliente Tropics years). Huell was drinking a mai tai out of a Tiki Tony volcano. I asked him to do the mai tai dance referring to the Oceanic Arts epsiode but he just kind of laughed probably not recalling his dance that still haunts me. He was just being social and having a good time with everyone and was interested in all the different vendors items. I remember he had to pick up everything and hold it and had that fascination with everything just like he does on his show. He did show up later that night and kind of hung out in the shadows and watched some of the bands. Huell is tiki at heart for sure!





 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-12-01 7:04 pm   Permalink

Truly a lover of life and sharing with the world. I love his show. He just recently did a special on the pottery producer in the town where I live (Lincoln, Ca). http://www.calgold.com/calgold/Default.asp?Series=400&Show=36

I will miss his laid back but always inquisitive reporting. He made the simplest things wonderfully exciting.


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Registered Astronaut
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Posted: 2012-12-03 11:50 pm   Permalink

he will be missed

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-01-07 1:19 pm   Permalink

Huell Howser passed away yesterday.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Huell-Howser-Death-California-Gold-185922911.html

California television personality Huell Howser has died at age 67, according to KCET.

Howser, the host of TV's "California's Gold," retired from the show at the end of November. The show was broadcast on public television stations. Howser died Sunday night from "natural causes," according to KCET.

Howser moved to Los Angeles in 1981. The Tennessee native worked at a television station in Nashville before serving in the Marine Corps.

He worked at WCBS in New York before moving to LA. "California's Gold" became the best known of Howser's magazine-style TV shows about his travels in the state, but he also hosted "Visiting with Huell Howser," "Road Trip with Huell Howser" and other programs.

He was known for his affable style during his behind-the-scene interviews at resturants, businesses and other locations throughout the state.



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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-01-07 1:28 pm   Permalink


Great guy. He will be missed.


 
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