THE WORD of Huell Howser’s passing has really struck a chord around town. No one was more enthusiastic about Southern California and its sense of place than Howser, the long-time host of KCET’s California Gold. With his folksy, earnest manner, he was able to tear away at a good deal of the superficiality that so many people felt defined Los Angeles.
Here’s a remembrance from Robert Lloyd. The L.A. Times T.V. critic.