California's Gold

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California's Gold
Also known as 'California's Gold with Huell Howser'
Genre Human interest
Created by Huell Howser
Written by Huell Howser
Presented by Huell Howser
Opening theme "California, Here I Come"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 24
No. of episodes 443
Production
Producer(s) Huell Howser
Editor(s) David Swofford, Mary Danly
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 30-60 minutes
Production company(s) KCET
Huell Howser Productions
Release
Original network California Public Television
Original release 1991 (1991)
External links
Website

California's Gold is a California public television human interest program that explores the natural, cultural, and historical features of California. The series ran for 24 seasons[1] beginning in 1991, and was produced and hosted by Huell Howser in collaboration with KCET, Los Angeles. The series ceased production when Howser retired in November 2012, shortly before his death on January 7, 2013, [2] although episodes continued to be shown for some time after his death. In May 2016, KCET showed a "lost" episode on the Charles F. Lummis House, now considered to be the final episode.[3]

The series theme song is "California, Here I Come." Typically, it is performed by local musicians who may be from a given episode's locale.

Production[edit]

The minimal production allowed locations and people to remain the focal point of the program. Howser's archives are now housed at Chapman University in Orange, California, and can be streamed online.[4] The decision to donate them grew out his experiences making an episode of the show.[5]

Episodes[edit]

California's Gold is divided into 24 seasons of varying lengths (plus specials), comprising 443 episodes.[6]

Related shows[edit]

Several related shows were also produced by Huell Howser Productions in collaboration with KCET. These were California's Green, a show about environmentally-friendly measures being undertaken in California; California's Golden Coast; California's Golden Parks; California's Water; California's Missions; Road Trip, a show about sights along California's highways and byways;[7] Downtown, a show about Los Angeles' downtown; Visiting..., a show about sights in the Los Angeles area;[8] and Palm Springs.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huell Howser Show List" (PDF). Chapman University - Huell Howser Archives. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/28/entertainment/la-et-1128-huell-howser-20121128
  3. ^ http://laist.com/2016/05/04/lost_huell.php
  4. ^ https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/
  5. ^ http://laist.com/2016/05/04/lost_huell.php
  6. ^ "California's Gold with Huell Howser". KCET. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Road Trip". KCET. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Visiting with Huell Howser". KCET. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Palm Springs with Huell Howser". KCET. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 

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