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Huell Howser Memorial Service At Griffith Observatory...NO HOST...

Huell Howser Memorial Service

"Huell had a tremendous enthusiasm for California landmarks like the Griffith Observatory," wrote LaBonge on his site. "And now we must say goodbye to our own California landmark, Huell Howser."

Howser was the host of public TV show "California's Gold," a travel show that celebrated all things big and small about California's communities, landmarks and history. He died early Monday morning after a two-year battle with cancer. Despite his gregarious demeanor, the Tennessee native was so humble and private that he refused to consider any kind of memorial service in the event of his death, said producer and friend Ryan Morris to NBC.

“Huell was very serious about not having any tributes, any funerals, any memorials,” said Morris. “He didn’t want to draw attention to himself.” Morris also suggested that the best way to remember Howser was to visit Chapman University, where the broadcaster donated his life's work to be archived and displayed for all to see.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sure it was killer, but one again, I was presented with something else to do at the last minute!

    January 15, 2013

  • Dawn Hope S.

    All Are Invited To A Sunset Salute to Huell Howser
    The many admirers of Huell Howser will gather in a salute to his memory at the Griffith Observatory on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in a sunset ceremony, organized by Councilmember Tom LaBonge. Howser served as the longtime host of "California's Gold," the public television show on California places and people. He was a resident of the Fourth District, living on Rossmore Avenue. All members of the public are invited to gather, and a shuttle from the Greek Theatre parking lot will provide extra capacity for all who would like to come. Come at 3:30 p.m. to the steps of Griffith Observatory on 2800 East Observatory Road.

    January 15, 2013

  • Donna

    I was told the event starts at 4.

    January 15, 2013

    • Dawn Hope S.

      I was lucky enough to meet Huell Howser in the "press" room at a Los Angeles Times Travel Show... and when I told him about C&F, his response was "geez, WOW, that's great!"... he was really a nice guy. Councilmember Tom LaBonge had organized transportation for this event: All Are Invited To A Sunset Salute to Huell Howser
      The many admirers of Huell Howser will gather in a salute to his memory at the Griffith Observatory on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in a sunset ceremony, organized by Councilmember Tom LaBonge. Howser served as the longtime host of "California's Gold," the public television show on California places and people. He was a resident of the Fourth District, living on Rossmore Avenue. All members of the public are invited to gather, and a shuttle from the Greek Theatre parking lot will provide extra capacity for all who would like to come. Come at 3:30 p.m. to the steps of Griffith Observatory on 2800 East Observatory Road.

      January 15, 2013

  • Hamayak

    RIP Huell!!!

    January 14, 2013

  • Hamayak

    I always wached his show exploring the California Gold,he had great sense of humor and very nice guy.

    January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this open to the public and is there going to be a service for HH?

    January 14, 2013

  • Steven

    Wish I could make it. Was surprised to see KCET used a picture I took at a previous Meetup to announce this event: http://www.kcet.org/shows/tvtalk/tv-news/huell-howser-memorial.html. RIP Huell, a California original!

    1 · January 14, 2013

  • Eric

    Loved his show. It made me go out and explore the Golden State. RIP, Huell. Wish I could be there but will be at work. Will be there in spirit.

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • Chris

    Huell, was the ultimate California explorer! RIP Huell!

    1 · January 10, 2013

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