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  • 1997-01-09T12:30:00Z on PBS
  • 30 mins
  • 15 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.

30 episodes

5x01 Rosedale Cemetery

  • Season Premiere

    1997-01-09T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

Spend "Living History" day at the Rosedale Cemetery, where actors portray some of the famous characters who are buried there.

5x02 29 Palm Murals

  • 1997-01-18T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell visits the desert community of 29 Palms and takes a very special tour of the 7 historical murals commissioned by the Action Council for 29 Palms.

5x03 Persimmon Lady

  • 1997-02-02T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

Meet Esther DeBar, who is 88 years old and the proud owner of a 90 year old persimmon tree which grows in the back yard of her L.A. home.

5x04 Weed Show

  • 1997-02-14T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

For most gardeners weeds are a real nuisance, but not for the members of the Historical Society of 29 Palms. Huell visits the 55th Annual 29 Palms Weed Show and gets a close up look at some very special "weeds."

5x05 Mulholland Fountain

  • 1997-02-22T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

We attend the re-dedication of the stunning Mulholland Fountain at the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard and Riverside Drive. Huell meets the Mulholland family and hears some wonderful stories about the man who changed the face of L.A.

5x06 B2 Bomber

  • 1997-03-01T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

This one hour special takes us from Northrop Grumman where the B2 is built, to Edwards Air Force Base to take a look at the B2 close up. Huell and Luis were the first media representatives to be allowed in the cockpit of this top secret plane.

5x07 Bullocks Wilshire Library

  • 1997-03-18T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell re-visits the beautiful Bullocks Wilshire building and takes a look at the newly completed Southwestern University School of Law Library.

5x08 Life

  • 1997-04-12T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

This one-hour special finds Huell looking at life through the eyes of three different people. We'll re-visit the Gomez family who we met at the Neonatal care unit at Good Samaritan Hospital; a 98 year old lady and, finally, a friend of Huell's who has brain cancer.

5x09 Rio

  • 1997-04-15T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Travel with Huell and his trusty Hi-8 camera to Rio with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, for a series of outdoor concerts and sightseeing. This one hour show is filled with music and scenic beauty.

5x10 Hair Show

  • 1997-04-19T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Join Huell as he visits the 1997 Long Beach International Beauty Expo for a very exciting and colorful look at the world of beauty care. Huell and 50,000 beauty care professionals share a wild day.

5x11 Saint Sophia

  • 1997-04-23T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell visits the stunning Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox church on South Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles. We'll get a very special tour and look at some great film footage shot at the grand opening in 1952.

5x12 Sikhs

  • 1997-05-01T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Spend a day at the Los Angeles Convention Center where Huell learns about the "Sikh" community in Los Angeles. This Baisakhi celebration is filled with the food, culture and customs of this interesting religious group.

5x13 El Camino Community College

  • 1997-05-10T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell travels to the campus of El Camino Community College and takes a tour of this exceptional college and learns about some of the programs that make it so special.

5x14 Roman Genn Update

  • 1997-05-15T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell re-visits Roman Genn, who he first met in Russia. Roman has become a very successful cartoonist.

5x15 LAPD Horses

  • 1997-05-24T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

From the stable to the streets, Huell spends the day with Officer Argomaniz and the LAPD Mounted Unit. Huell finishes the day with Officer Argomaniz's family, who are all involved with the LAPD.

5x16 Barron's Restaurant

  • 1997-06-10T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Food show! Huell goes to 6 different restaurants in L.A. for KCET's June pledge drive. Try 'em

5x17 C&K Greek

  • 1997-06-15T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell goes to 6 different restaurants in L.A. for KCET's June pledge drive. Try 'em

5x18 Olvera St. Juanita's; La Luz del Dia

  • 1997-06-21T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell goes to 6 different restaurants in L.A. for KCET's June pledge drive. Try 'em

5x19 Little Tokyo Mitsuru; Mikawaya Bakery

  • 1997-06-26T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell goes to 6 different restaurants in L.A. for KCET's June pledge drive. Try 'em

5x20 Mars

  • 1997-07-12T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Join Huell for this one hour look at Mars. From the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, to Griffith Park in Los Angeles, to the JPL laboratories in Pasadena learn about the Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner that will be taking pictures from the surface of Mars.

5x21 Basset Hound Picnic

  • 1997-08-16T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell goes to the 1997 Basset Hound Picnic, sponsored by the Basset Hound Club of So. Cal. Watch as the hounds are judged on longest ears, best howl and saddest face.

5x22 Statues

  • 1997-08-24T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell takes a tour of some of the oldest, quirkiest, most loved, and hated statues in Los Angeles. Join us and learn about some of our most overlooked treasures.

5x23 Rose Lady

  • 1997-09-01T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell spends the day with Miriam, a.k.a. "The Rose Lady". For thirteen years she has picked a beautiful bunch of roses and taken them to her local post office. Her roses are exquisite and the people love her daily visits.

5x24 Del Rubio Update

  • 1997-09-18T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell visits with the Del Rubio sisters at the original nursing home where he 1st met them. One of the triplets recently passed away and Huell talks with the sisters about life without her and their future plans.

5x25 Mars Rock

  • 1997-10-14T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

For more than a decade John thought he had a real special rock, but no one cared, until he sent a letter to Huell. Could it be from Mars? Join Huell as he tries to solve the mystery.

5x26 K9

  • 1997-10-23T11:30:00Z — 30 mins

Huell spends the day with Sgt. Gruber and the LAPD K9 Unit. We'll see these dogs in action as their handlers put them through all the paces.

5x27 Forest Photographer

  • 1997-11-08T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

Spend the day with Roy Murphy who's been photographing the Angeles National Forest for the past 40 years. Huell goes deep into the heart of the magnificent mountain range that is our backyard.

5x28 Vernon Light and Power

  • 1997-11-17T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

Travel to 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.

5x29 Tamales

  • 1997-12-05T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

Every year down in Indio there is a great gathering of International Tamale makers getting ready for the Christmas holidays. Join Huell & Luis as they stuff themselves silly on every kind of tamale you can think of, from the traditional pork to a delicate a rasin.

5x30 Mochi

  • 1997-12-17T12:30:00Z — 30 mins

The Japanese new year tradition of making Mochi is alive and well in Southern California. Starting with huge pots of steamed rice, Huell uncovers the labor intensive process of making mochi, also known as "food of the gods".