Huell Howser was born on October 18, 1945. He is an American television personality.
Biography and Career
Huell Howser was born on October 18, 1945. He is an American television personality. He is best known for California's Gold, his travel show for PBS affiliate KCET. He was born in Gallatin, Tennessee. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he also served as student body president. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps and on the staff of Sen. Howard Baker.
His television career began at WSM-TV in Nashville. He began a series of human interest stories for WSM. Howser became extremely popular as the host of a popular segment on what was at that time still a market-dominant station, especially with regard to local news.
became the subject of controversy in the summer of 1979 when he did a story about how the former Tennessee Governor's Mansion was slated for demolition to make way for a Popeye's Fried Chicken outlet.
He ignored management's orders to not mention the story on-air. His defiance led to a thirty-day suspension, but before the suspension was over, Howser had secured new employment. He has often since stated that he might still be looking for more pet pigs around Nashville if this incident had never occurred.
After working in New York, he moved to Los Angeles to work as a reporter for KCBS-TV.
During 1982-83, he also served as weekend host and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. He joined Los Angeles PBS station KCET as a producer of Videolog.
He has also written articles which have appeared in Westways, the magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
He spearheaded a failed effort to save buildings at the Long Beach Naval Station by African-American architect Paul Williams from being demolished.Howser appeared in the film Who Killed the Electric Car?
Birth Name: Huell Burnley Howser
Birth: October 18, 1945
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