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Seen on all PBS affiliates in California for almost 20 years, this is Huell Howser’s signature series, highlighting our state’s rich history, cultural diversity, natural wonders and amazing people. The series is endorsed by a number of organizations including: the California Teachers Association; the California Federation of Teachers; the California State Library Foundation; the California Library Association; the California School Boards Association; the California Council for the Social Studies; and the California Historical Society.

With ever–greater and faster population growth and development staring California in the face, it’s more critical now than ever to try and live in harmony with our state’s environment by preserving clean air, conserving water and dealing with issues like recycling and open spaces. For that reason, Huell Howser launched his series titled “California’s Green.” This series highlights what innovative and creative Californians are doing to solve environmental challenges.

Huell Howser sets off again on California’s highways and byways, sponsored by The Automobile Club of Southern California, in the series “ROAD TRIP with Huell Howser.” The premise of the series is simple: See where the road leads as Huell and his cameraman set out on a California highway, with no particular destination in mind, on a voyage of discovery.

“California’s Golden Parks,” a monthly, half–hour, statewide series, features a visit to a different state park each month. With more than 260 state parks containing a diverse collection of natural beauty, history, and a recreational wonderland unmatched anywhere else in the country, Huell and company couldn’t get to them all, but they had fun trying.

They stretch from San Diego in the south to Sonoma in the north. Some are located right in the middle of bustling towns and cities, while others sit in rural isolation. Located along the route of the original El Camino Real, many have become well–known tourist destinations visited by hundreds of thousands of people from literally all over the world. Yet others, located on the same route, remain obscure and almost forgotten. In this very special 10–part miniseries, entitled simply “California’s Missions,” Huell Howser set out on a quest to visit all 21 missions that run much of the length of present–day California. The miniseries features three missions in each 30–minute episode.

“California’s Golden Coast” takes viewers up and down our state’s 1,100 miles of coastline. The show looks not only at our coast’s breathtaking beauty, but also focus on some of the challenges facing it, and some of the people and organizations working hard to protect and preserve it as a place we can all enjoy.

VISITING... With Huell Howser
The “VISITING” series takes us to the many diverse neighborhoods of Southern California, and introduces us to the people who live there. “VISITING” has captured the spirit of the Southland with episodes ranging from a look at how menudo is made to the celebration surrounding the rededication of Angeles Flight. L.A. Times critic Howard Rosenberg calls Huell Howser’s style, “Intimate, magnificently unslick, utterly charming, and absolutely irresistible.” Viewers agree, and VISITING With HUELL HOWSER continues to be one of the most popular programs on KCET – PBS Los Angeles. “VISITING” has been on the air for almost 20 years, and is generously funded by a grant provided by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and produced by KCET.

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Press release provided by Chapman University on Oct 3, 2011

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