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.
Huell gets a first-hand look at the storm drains that keep Los Angeles from flooding with water. Huell puts on his hip waders and goes under ground to look at some of the monstrous tunnels that snake through the city.
Huell takes part in the 1994 DUI Exposition at Dodger Stadium. This event provides a personal, hands-on experience of driving under the influence in a controlled environment.
Huell goes back to the L.A. river to look at the effects of the flooding. We visit the same spots we visited in the original program.
In this one hour program, Huell looks at the massive water system that provides water to Los Angeles and deals with extreme flood conditions. We'll also take a look at the history of water in the L.A. area including some amazing floods in the early part of the century.
Huell takes a behind the scenes look at the Criminal Courts Building immediately before the opening of the O.J. Simpson trial. Gil Garcetti shows Huell that there are countless cases that are just as important and moving as the Simpson case. We also get an interesting look at the media who are covering the case.
Huell visits with Loraine Mirza, who is a Muslim Shiite. We go to a temple and learn about this fascinating religion and some of the unique customs.
Huell visits the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. Huell talks with long time employees and patrons about what makes this landmark such a special place.
Huell takes a look at this wonderful museum in San Pedro, filled with Southern California maritime history.
Huell gets a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic lot, where many Hollywood classics were filmed.
Huell gets a wonderful tour of these beautiful gardens located in Flintridge. We'll see all the treasures hidden in this thirty-acre forest of California oaks.
Huell takes a walk and discovers the last remaining vernal marsh in Los Angeles County. Nestled smack in the middle of Torrance, this marsh is a treasure.
Huell treks to Mammoth Lakes with the Dept. of Water and Power to look at the immense snow pack and how it relates to Southern California's water supply.
Huell visits the historic L.A. Police Academy and watches as another class becomes one of L.A.'s finest.
Huell visits historic Long Beach Naval Shipyard and gets a behind the scenes look at how it works, including a close look at a ship in dry-dock.
Huell visits the campus of Loyola Merrymount University to take a look at over one million postcards in their special collection. Next Huell travels to the City of Industry to look at the Pacific Bus Museum.
Huell visits with the men and women who keep those pesky mosquitoes, bees and any other flying annoyance under control. Huell rides an all terrain vehicle, a hydra-foil and dresses in a killer-bee control outfit.
Huell visits the world famous Beverly Hills Hotel, just two days before the grand re-opening. Huell gets a behind the scenes look at this historic hotel from the general manager and looks at some wonderful old photos.
Huell visits Brotherhood Raceway on Terminal Island. Big Willie Robinson takes Huell on a tour of this legal drag-strip, where everybody from off duty cops to gang members come to race their cars, motorcycles or anything with wheels.
Huell takes a look at the Central Library Garden which is right in front of the beautiful downtown library. This garden has a long and rich history, and has grown to be a landmark.
Huell spends a day with CHP officer Mark Garrett as he patrols the highways of L.A.
Huell spends a day at a beautiful beach where the state has let people live the California Lifestyle in wonderful bungalows which now are threatened.
Huell visits with friends and family of Ernie Lamere who was a subject of an earlier show who has passed away. Ernies famous garden along the L.A. river is going strong.
Huell visits a small Southern California branch library called the Lennox Branch Library.
Huell takes a tour of some of L.A.'s most beautiful fountains. Marlene Gordon of The Next Stage Tours shows Huell five of the most spectacular.
Huell spends a day with the Delgado family and takes a tour of their guitar shop in East L.A. where they have been making and repairing guitars for three generations.
Huell spends day at Juanita's, where he finds out everything you ever wanted to know about menudo (tripe). Huell ends the day with a nice bowl of menudo at El Rancho Mexican Restaurant in Colton.
Huell spends a day with the Commanding Officer and crew of the USS Antietam, a 567 foot Navy Cruiser, while they train off the coast of Southern California.