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Public Broadcasting Icon Huell Howser Dies

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 1:37pm

A public broadcasting icon in California known for his folksy interviewing style has died.

Huell Howser travelled across the state for more than a quarter of a century, introducing viewers to interesting people, places, and events.

Howser because so popular, he was once parodied on “The Simpsons”. He originally came to California in the 1980’s to work as a feature reporter in commercial television, and was at one point the weekend anchor for “Entertainment Tonight” before jumping to public TV.

Howser retired late last year. Details of the cause of his death haven’t been released.

Howser was 67 years old.

In a 2010 interview with KCLU News. Howser talked about how his original “California’s Gold” show morphed into seven different public television programs over the decades. Click to listen to soundbite: Huell Howser Talks About His Shows

Link to 2010 KCLU story about Huell Howser: http://www.kclu.org/news/local/story.php?story_id=698

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