Jan 15, 2013

Huell Howser--My Interview Hero

Kimber Kneeland · IT Helpdesk Support at Driscoll's
RIP Huell Howser...may all your sunsets be California perfect!
Chloe Louise · San Diego, California
Hope you don't mind--putting your nice comment in my blog--the ronnie republic--I think I have seen every one of Huell's shows. I have been to several of his recommendations--I love a road trip in sunny southern California and discovering an interesting place--I can usually bring my dog. it's not too crowded and I learn new information. I will really miss Huell's interesting shows and friendly style. He really had the interview knack of mirroring the statement back to the person and the art of the pause down to a science. The best thing about his interview skills was conveying sincerity and enthusiasm with very few words. If one notices his interview he strategically directs the conversation to reveal the true meaning of the place as told by the citizens or the docents who actually work at the site. He is low-key and inspirational at the same time--one of the most talented interviewers on television....cl

"Salute" to Huell Howser to be Held at Griffith Observatory on Tuesday

Howser, who devoted his life to chronicling people and places in California, died Jan. 6

By Sharon Bernstein
|  Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013  |  Updated 8:56 AM PST
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"Salute" to Huell Howser at Griffith Observatory
A public salute to Huell Howser, the affable host of public broadcasting’s long-running “California’s Gold” series, will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Griffith Observatory, hosted by City Councilman Tom La Bonge.
Howser, an intensely private man whose chronicles of California locales earned him a warm spot in the hearts of many in the state, died Jan. 6 after a two-year battle with cancer.
He had told friends he did not want a memorial or funeral service.
LaBonge’s event will conclude with what the councilman is calling a “sunset salute” to Howser at 5:07 p.m.
A note on LaBonge’s website invited the public to gather at 3:30 p.m. on the steps of the observatory. A shuttle will be provided from the Greek Theater for those who prefer to park there.
"Huell had a tremendous enthusiasm for California landmarks like the Griffith Observatory," LaBonge, said in the online invitation. "And now we must say goodbye to our own California landmark, Huell Howser."
Howser was 67 when he died.

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