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Old 01-08-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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What an incredibly sad day for California and Californians. He actually was influential in convincing me, a fellow native Southerner, to move to this state.

True story from earlier this morning: I was lying in bed at 1:45am and turned on KCSM here in the Bay Area. Lo and behold, Huell was on the air doing some expose on a huge, colorful flower farm down in Carlsbad. At the end of the episode as the captions were running, it was just a running view of miles of beautiful flowers, set to the background of classical music. Then, came a picture of his smiling face and it said "Huell Howser, 1945-2013." I almost feel like I've lost a member of the family.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I will miss him and his plugs for "the California LAHBRARY Association." He was an original.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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Im very sorry to hear about his death, I was a big fan of all his shows since the early 1990's
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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The caption for the photo in the article states:

"Huell Howser, the maker of upbeat PBS shows about California for public television, is retired from making new shows about his adopted state."

Yeah...I would have to think so.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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RIP. I too found myself captivated whenever I was flipping channels. Always stopped for a half hour to watch.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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My favorite episode was the flying salmon drops on the lakes in the Sierras.

OH MY GOSH!!!!!

RIP
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Fullerton, CA
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He was awesome. I was sorry to hear he passed away.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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I almost feel like I've lost a member of the family.
I feel the same way.

Though I imagine him saying, "So these are the pearly gates? And you're St. Peter. Amazing! Now does everyone remark about how beautiful the pearly gates are?"
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I feel the same way.

Though I imagine him saying, "So these are the pearly gates? And you're St. Peter. Amazing! Now does everyone remark about how beautiful the pearly gates are?"
Just perfect; perhaps the best eulogy when coupled with the fact that no one has said a word against him and all have pleasant memories of him.

I always saw him as a bit of a Mr. Rogers for adults. I'd be his neighbor!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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Just perfect; perhaps the best eulogy when coupled with the fact that no one has said a word against him and all have pleasant memories of him.

I always saw him as a bit of a Mr. Rogers for adults. I'd be his neighbor!

Sadly, I've have read a few negatives about Mr. Hauser, but I heartily agree with all the positve comments. He truly loved this state and as was evident in California Gold.
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