Huell Howser, 67, an iconic figure in public television, passed away recently according to his assistant Ryan Morris said. The cause of death was not released.
"He was a wonderful man with real generosity — he kept alive a sense of
the drama, beauty and poetry of California," said Kevin Starr, a USC
history professor who formerly served as California's state librarian.
"His sense of the state was incredible, positioning it as a place for
everybody. Not just the elite, but for ranchers, farmers, workers. He
showed truck-stop restaurants. Huell had an extraordinarily inclusive,
democratic view of all things California. He emphasized the
eccentricities, but never sacrificed showing the ordinary, simple side."
He did shows in the San Fernando Valley and had a segment at Campo de Cahuenga.