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Amazing Huell Howser Viewers' Choice Marathon Starts Tonight on KCET

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Huell's In-N-Out episode was viewers' all-time favorite, according to a KCET poll (Photo via Facebook)
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California public TV überlegend and famously incredulous broadcaster Huell Howser died Jan. 7, 2013, and KCET will remember him this week with a marathon that starts at 7 p.m. tonight.

The station asked viewers what their favorite Howser episodes were, and the Californians polled came back with this list:

  1. "In-N-Out"
  2. "Galco's"
  3. "50s Motels"
  4. "Golden Gate Bridge"
  5. "Firefall"
  6. "Springtime in Death Valley"
  7. "California Flowers"
  8. "Half Dome"
  9. "Pink's Hot Dogs"
  10. "Ansel Adams"
  11. "Hollywood Sign"
  12. "Palm Springs History Tour #1"

The Galco's one really is something special. Here are the airtimes:

Sunday, Jan. 5:
  • 7 p.m. -- "In-N-Out Burger"
  • 8 p.m. -- "Galco's"
  • 9 p.m. -- "Life in Death Valley"
  • 10 p.m. -- "Half Dome"
  • 11 p.m. -- "Hollywood Sign"
  • Midnight -- "Classic Arts Showcase" (the last Huell episode)
Monday, Jan. 6:
  • 7:30 p.m. -- "50s Motels"
Tuesday, Jan. 7:
  • 7:30 p.m. -- "Golden Gate Bridge"
Wednesday, Jan. 8:
  • 7:30 p.m. -- "Firefall"
Thursday, Jan. 9:
  • 7:30 p.m. -- "California Flowers"
Friday, Jan. 10:
  • 7:30 p.m. -- "Pink's Chili Dogs"
Saturday, Jan. 11:
  • 5 p.m. -- "Ansel Adams"
  • 5:30 p.m. -- "Palm Springs History Tour #1"
Sunday, Jan. 12:
  • 7 p.m. -- "Elephant Update"
  • 7:30 p.m. -- "Classic Arts Showcase" (encore presentation)
Bonus: one of our favorites is this 1980 Huell feature on The Clash from his pre-California days. Enjoy.
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