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  • 1993-01-09T12:30:00Z on PBS
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  • 13 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary

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.

26 episodes

1x01 Jefferson & La Brea

  • Series Premiere

    1993-01-09T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x02 Koreatown

  • 1993-01-23T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x03 Adult School

  • 1993-02-05T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x04 Roman Genn

  • 1993-02-24T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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".

1x05 Beverly Hills Dog Show

  • 1993-03-03T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x06 Senior Friends Day

  • 1993-03-15T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x07 Whittier Boulevard

  • 1993-03-27T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell visits the hussle and bussle of East Los Angeles and speaks with residents and merchants about this exciting neighborhood.

1x08 Red Shield Youth Center

  • 1993-04-06T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x09 Watts Tour

  • 1993-04-23T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x10 West Adams

  • 1993-05-04T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Tour the beautiful old homes in the West Adams district and meet their diverse owners who have lovingly restored them to their original splendor.

1x11 Bullocks Wilshire

  • 1993-05-23T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x12 Little India

  • 1993-06-04T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x13 CSUN Disability Services

  • 1993-06-15T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x14 Iranian New Year

  • 1993-06-22T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x15 Trees

  • 1993-07-09T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x16 Street Lights

  • 1993-07-21T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x17 Places We Live

  • 1993-08-02T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x18 Braille Gardeners

  • 1993-08-14T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x19 Library

  • 1993-08-25T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x20 Hollywood Farmers Market

  • 1993-09-05T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x21 Echo Park

  • 1993-09-20T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Spend the day with Huell as he tours Echo Park. Local residents provide an insider's look at this wonderfully diverse neighborhood.

1x22 Gardens

  • 1993-10-04T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x23 San Pedro Birthday Party

  • 1993-10-23T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x24 Fire Station 35

  • 1993-11-08T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x25 Canters

  • 1993-11-21T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x26 Central Library Opening

  • 1993-12-09T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.