Huell Howser dies at 67; TV host profiled California people and places

Known for his gee-whiz enthusiasm in interviews, Huell Howser highlighted the familiar and the obscure all around the state. His public TV series included ‘California’s Gold,’ ‘Visiting,’ ‘Road Trip’ and ‘Downtown.’

In a TV arena in which premiums are placed on the fanciful and trendy, screaming housewives and snarling reality-show partici…

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