Public memorial to be held for PBS’s Huell Howser

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Huell Howser

Huell Howser, television personality best known for California’s Gold travel show (Photo credit: Huell Hower via Facebook)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city councilman has announced a public memorial for the late Huell Howser for fans to honor the PBS host. Tom LaBonge told KCBS-TV Wednesday that the gathering will be held at the Griffith Observatory on Tuesday Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Howser hosted PBS’s “California’s Gold” for 19 years along with other shows before he died of natural causes at his Palm Springs home Sunday night.

Catherine Hamm, LA Times columnist of Travel with the Times, shared her memories of Huell Howser with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee:

LaBonge, who was sworn into office by longtime friend Howser, says it’s appropriate to say goodbye to the beloved television personality at the Griffith Park landmark, since he had so much enthusiasm for California’s historical places.

Howser retired abruptly from broadcasting last year.

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