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  • 2009-01-08T23:30:00+11:00 on PBS
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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

17x01 Clementine the Goat

  • Season Premiere

    2009-01-08T23:30:00+11:00 — 30 mins

Huell often spends his weekend mornings enjoying the many local Farmers Markets in Los Angeles. On one fateful day, he met a farmer who had a poster board loaded with photos of his beloved goat “Clementine”. This began a journey to meet Clementine and hear the story of this remarkable animal and the man who saved her.

17x02 Leonis Adobe

  • 2009-01-25T23:30:00+11:00 — 30 mins

Huell and a group of schoolchildren go back in time to the early 1800s, when the day's chores included blacksmithing, cow-roping, and winemaking. We look inside the ranch and home of San Fernando Valley businessman Miguel Leonis, a hidden treasure which was nearly demolished in the 1960s and has become the state's Historical Landmark Number One.

17x03 Whistling Champ

  • 2009-02-08T23:30:00+11:00 — 30 mins

Huell visits with the Whistling Champ Carole Anne Kaufman at her salon, then stops in at her Mom's store - the Wizard of Bras... its a combo you won't want to miss.

17x04 Getty Villa

  • 2009-03-08T22:30:00+11:00 — 30 mins

In 1945, J. Paul Getty acquired his Malibu retreat which now includes a Romanesque gallery full of priceless art. Huell also tours the propety’s historically-accurate Ancient Roman crop garden.

17x05 County USC Medical Center

  • 2009-03-25T22:30:00+11:00 — 30 mins

Join Huell as he gets a tour of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center which has been a familiar landmark for over a 100 years. The big white building has been used in many TV shows and films and has serviced countless patents over the years. In 2008 the old hospital finally closed its doors and all the remaining patients were moved to the new state of the facility across the street.

17x06 Electric Car Update

  • 2009-04-09T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Join Huell as he gets a tour of the LA Auto Show with Chris Payne -- the director of WHO KILLED THGE ELECTRIC CAR. Chris talks about his film and looks at the future of Green Cars. They get a close look at the new Chevy Volt, as well as a bunch of other cars destined to hit the streets soon.

17x07 Museums

  • 2009-05-08T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Huell updates and combines two older shows. First up is The Grier Musser Museum which is a turn-of-the century historic Queen Anne house which displays fascinating antique collections. Then Huell stops in at the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands.

17x08 Warthog Update

  • 2009-05-24T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Huell updates one of his earliest VIDEOLOG episodes and goes back to the L.A. Zoo to see what happened to 'Little Huell' - the warthog they named after him all those years ago.After watching the old episode join Huell for a look at the new additions to the zoo - the Visayan Warty Pigs.

17x09 Sleeping Outdoors

  • 2009-06-12T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Join Huell as he meets two different couples who enjoy sleeping outside. Find out why and how they do it.

17x10 Backdrops

  • 2009-06-28T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Join Huell as he literally gets a look at what is behind the scene when he visits Grosh Backdrops. They have been providing backgrounds to movies, TV shows, theaters and even school plays since 1932

17x11 Vernon Light and Power Update

  • 2009-07-09T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Join Huell as he updates this 1997 episode which looks at the Vernon Light and Power Plant, which has provided the city of Vernon with power for over 60 years. This beautiful Art Deco building and it's five huge diesel motors rumble back to life after a long shutdown.

17x12 Ablitt House

  • 2009-07-29T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Huell visits this unique house which was built on a 20 by 20 square foot lot in the heart of Old Town Santa Barbara.

17x13 Movie Nursery

  • 2009-08-06T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Huell visits Jackson Shrub a family owen and operated nursery that has been supplying the movie and television industry with both live and artificial plants since 1937.

17x14 Grocery Store Stories

  • 2009-09-09T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Huell meets two nice ladies at his local grocery store and sees where the story takes him. Hint, think pawn shop and neon!

17x15 Forest Lawn

  • 2009-09-25T21:30:00+10:00 — 30 mins

Join Huell as he visits one of L.A.'s best kept secrets - the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. You'll learn about the hope that Dr. Hubert Eaton envisioned when he created Forest Lawn almost 100 years ago. You'll also learn why not to call it a cemetery, see the largest framed canvas painting in the world, see amazing art and architecture and feel the peace and tranquility that surrounds this gem.

17x16 Sauerkraut

  • 2009-10-17T22:30:00+11:00 — 30 mins

In 1896 the Kruegermann family started making pickles in Germany. The family immigrated to California in 1965 with their secret family recipes for not only pickles but sauerkraut as well. Huell spends the day with this wonderful family at their 25,000-foot facility and learns all about the art of sauerkraut!

17x17 The Two Anns

  • 2009-11-04T23:30:00+11:00 — 30 mins

Huell takes a trip to The French Garden in downtown Los Angeles, but this time he brings along two very special lunch dates: silver screen legends Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys.

17x18 Tallyrand

  • 2009-11-18T23:30:00+11:00 — 30 mins

Huell visits a California institution and digs into some very tasty food at the Tallyrand. This popular eatery got its start in 1959 when Al and Delores Thomas, with $5,000 in hand, opened a small coffee shop on Olive Avenue in Burbank. Stop in today as they are still serving wonderful food and hospitality!