Archives: 2015-16 Legislative Session

Huell Howser

California’s Gold
Our State’s Front Yard

Huell Howser was an American television personality, actor, producer, writer, singer, and voice artist, best known for hosting, producing, and writing California's Gold, his human interest show produced by KCET in Los Angeles for California PBS stations. The show highlighted small towns, landmarks, events, or places of interest throughout California that were not well known to the general public. Howser conducted informal, often impromptu, interviews with locals involved with the sites he visited. The archive of his video chronicles offers an enhanced understanding of the history, culture, and people of California.

In “Our State’s Front Yard,” Howser visits the immaculate and lush grounds of Capitol Park.

Howser’s videotaped collection of California’s Gold episodes was donated to Chapman University in 2011.  The Huell Howser Archives offers the public free access to the entire digitized collection and can be accessed at Chapman University as well as on the internet.