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.
LA Times critic Howard Rosenberg calls Huell'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.
Walk with Huell through the neighborhood surrounding Jefferson and La Brea as he is guided by Robert Gomez whose family lived there for many years. Meet the residents, learn how the area has changed and what life is like at present.
Huell tours Koreatown with Kathy Kim and Youngbin Kim of the Korean Youth Center and gets a look at some of the wonderful culture that makes Koreatown so interesting.
Visit Garfield School's Eastside Learning Center for adults where multi-ethnic students ranging in age from 18 to 80 study language and vocational programs for their high school certificates.
Join Huell as he visits with Roman and Ludmilla at Roman's reception for his exhibit, THE ART OF CARICATURE, at Irvine Valley College. This is an update of previous VIDEOLOG and "Hello Moscow".
Huell is greeted by dogs of many breeds and their owners at the Beverly Hills Dog Show. Enjoy big dogs, little dogs, shaggy dogs, hairless dogs and some with very unusual coiffures.
Visit Macy Elementary School on Senior Friends Day when their 600 students invite grandparents or an older person from the community to spend the day at school with them. Meet teachers, students and their guests on this joyous occasion.
Huell visits the hussle and bussle of East Los Angeles and speaks with residents and merchants about this exciting neighborhood.
Spend a day at the Red Shield Youth Center in the Pico Union area of L.A. and get to know the counselors and kids who spend their afternoons in this very special place.
Ride with members of the Los Angeles Conservancy on the Blue Line to the Watts Towers where they are met by young docents who conduct an inspiring tour of the Watts Towers Art Center.
Tour the beautiful old homes in the West Adams district and meet their diverse owners who have lovingly restored them to their original splendor.
Spend a day with Huell as he visits the historic Bullocks Wilshire store just a few days before its closure and talks with long time employees and patrons as they share their feelings about losing this Los Angeles treasure.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Little India as Ramesh Mahajan takes Huell on a stimulating tour of this little known neighborhood in Artesia, including a sweet shop, a traditional clothing store, an Indian grocery and a wonderful restaurant.
Meet with students and teachers in the disability services program offered at California State University, Northridge. Discover the interesting options the disabled students have at their disposal on this unique campus.
Spend a day in celebration of the Iranian New Year (Norooz) at Mason Park in Irvine, a perfect setting for these festivities. Sample exotic foods, watch traditional dancing and learn an ancient form of military exercise.
First we spend some time at the Historic Orange Grove at Cal. State Northridge. It is one of the last remaining groves in the area, a treasure that the university is anxious to preserve. Next we visit the fabulous Rain Forest at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada. Here the first grade class has demonstrated their impressive knowledge by creating a rain forest right in the classroom.
There are over 250 different types of street lamps in Los Angeles and Huell tours a wonderful installation called "Vermonica". Later in the day he tours the Department of Street Lighting Museum.
Meet Lesley Siegel as she shares her passion for apartment names. Lesley has photo- graphed and researched over 1,200 names of apartments throughout the Southland. Also meet two people who actually have apartments named for them. Later visit with a man who has realized his dream of building a castle.
Share a bittersweet day with Huell as he visits with two blind gardeners, inspiring ladies who share their feelings about life as visually impaired persons. It's all part of a program sponsored by the Braille Institute.
In view of the city's closing of many branch libraries we all know and love, Huell has a poignant visit with Penny Markey and other County of Los Angeles Public Library employees as well as their patrons.
Browse the stalls and exhibits at the popular Hollywood Farmers Market where farmers and merchants come from all parts of the state to sell their produce, flowers, fresh baked breads and unique arts and crafts. The market is open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the middle of Hollywood on Ivar Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue.
Spend the day with Huell as he tours Echo Park. Local residents provide an insider's look at this wonderfully diverse neighborhood.
This is a two-part program about interesting gardens. In the first part we visit with Ernie LaMere, the creator of Ernie's Walk. Ernie has converted a quarter-mile along the Los Angeles River from a garbage dump into a beautiful, and sometimes whimsical promenade. In the second part we visit the Japanese Garden which is actually the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant. Eugene Green takes us on an informative tour of the facilities illustrating how sewage water is reclaimed to nourish this exquisite garden.
Spend the day with the family and friends of Eddie Lowe as they celebrate his 85th birthday. Eddie, a retired longshoreman, is an accomplished banjo player who has been the mentor to many musicians who love mountain music. They come from all over to jam with this San Pedro legend.
Huell visits with the noble firefighters of Fire Station 35 on Hillhurst Avenue and gets a first hand look at life in a station house.
This is a delicious program about the famed delicatessen on Fairfax Avenue where the waitresses average 30 years of employment and tell the patrons what to eat.
Spend the day with 60,000 celebrating the grand reopening of the Los Angeles Central Library. Listen as Huell speaks with many employees and patrons who have anxiously awaited this joyous occasion.