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  • 2005-01-07T06:30:00-06:00 on PBS
  • 30 mins
  • 9 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.

18 episodes

13x01 Slash X Cafe

  • Season Premiere

    2005-01-07T06:30:00-06:00 — 30 mins

Huell pulls off the road in Barstow for a bite to eat at the Slash X Cafe, a favorite of off-roaders who usually pull up on their dirt bikes, quads or trucks.

13x02 Big Dogs

  • 2005-01-27T06:30:00-06:00 — 30 mins

Known for their size and their sweet demeanor, Great Danes are often referred to as gentle giants. Huell visits the dedicated folks at Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions who find loving homes for Great Danes and other big dogs.

13x03 Ukulele Man

  • 2005-02-16T06:30:00-06:00 — 30 mins

Huell spends an afternoon with a 97-year-old ukulele maestro Bill Tapia. With a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face, Bill shares with all of us his remarkable and colorful life story and his lively music.

13x04 Venice Beach

  • 2005-03-04T06:30:00-06:00 — 30 mins

Huell finds out why Venice Beach is such an popular attraction for both tourists and locals alike. He watches paddle tennis, volleyball and meets the “tree man.”

13x05 Australian Football

  • 2005-03-20T06:30:00-06:00 — 30 mins

Huell’s off to Fort Irwin to find an unlikely sports team—The Mojave Greens Australian Football Club.

13x06 Amir's Garden

  • 2005-04-10T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Once barren, but now planted with trees and shrubs, Amir's Garden in Griffith Park is an oasis. Huell visits and learns about the garden and the devotion of its creator.

13x07 CABoom

  • 2005-04-28T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Huell attends CABoom, a first-of-its-kind festival and trade show focusing on contemporary architecture and design in Los Angeles.

13x08 Diabetes

  • 2005-05-06T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Huell doesn't have to travel far to find the most compelling and groundbreaking information available about obesity and diabetes in children for his new one-hour special. Dr. Francine R. Kaufman, author of "Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America--And What We Must Do to Stop It" is the head of the Center for Diabetes at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and a Professor of Pediatrics at USC. Dr. Kaufman shares with Huell cutting-edge science, patient stories and her personal journey to win this battle. Huell will also hear from LAUSD Board President Marlene Canter about what positive steps the school district is taking to improve children’s health and well-being. She spearheaded the successful effort to ban the sale of soft drinks and junk food in LAUSD schools. Huell then visits the Roybal Comprehensive Health Center to learn about its model diabetes management program linked to the LAC/USC Medical Center.

13x09 Green Chiles

  • 2005-05-23T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Huell meets up with green chile aficionados at an annual event where hundreds of people line up for fresh, roasted New Mexico green chiles.

13x10 Tiki

  • 2005-06-13T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Huell heads to Whittier and finds a unique company that specializes in Polynesian decor. Carved wood tikis, thatch umbrellas and bamboo fencing are just a few of the items they have on hand, which look as though they've come directly from the South Pacific.

13x11 Pen Collectors

  • 2005-07-02T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Huell meets a group of fountain pen collectors at their annual meeting.

13x12 Food With History

  • 2005-07-16T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Join Huell on one of his favorite adventures, looking for good food. In this special, he not only samples delicious meals, but also learns the important history about Basque food and tamales.

13x13 Commercial Acting Class

  • 2005-07-29T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The Los Angeles Unified School District and the Hollywood Community Adult School team up with the Assistance League of Southern California to offer seniors a variety of recreational and educational programs in a nurturing, enriching environment . Huell drops in on a one of these lively and fulfilling classes.

13x14 Tinita's Salsa

  • 2005-08-15T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Huell meets a special woman in Lancaster who has not only turned her personal recipes into a line of delicious salsas, but also a successful family business.

13x15 Moorten Botanical Garden

  • 2005-09-04T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

An amazing cactus garden that’s been a Palm Springs attraction for three generations.

13x16 Tampico Spice

  • 2005-09-18T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Huell visits Tampico Spice Company and sees how the spices are ground, sifted and mixed into aromatic blends. He also learns the history of this local institution which has been run by the Martinez family since 1947.

13x17 Uncle Milton

  • 2005-10-23T06:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Huell updates his popular visit to Uncle Milton adn his Ant Farm. More than 10 years later we see that Uncle Milton is still going strong.

13x18 NASCAR

  • 2005-11-19T06:30:00-06:00 — 30 mins

Huell visits the California Speedway and learns all about NASCAR in this one hour special.

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