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Huell Howser To Be Remembered With Sunset Memorial

LOS ANGELES ( — Huell Howser will be remembered Wednesday at a sunset memorial at Griffith Park.

The gregarious television personality died at age 67 on Jan. 7, 2013 at his Palm Springs home.

Howser, a native Tennessean, had been a feature reporter for television stations in Nashville and New York City before moving to Los Angeles, where he endeared himself to public television audiences, taking viewers on the road with him to explore little-known attractions across the state.

His "California's Gold" show ran for 19 years on KCET.

"As the sun sets over our beautiful city, let us remember Huell for his tremendous enthusiasm for California landmarks like the Griffith Observatory," said City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who organized the event. "What better way than to celebrate the life of a longtime icon and Angeleno."

The event will be held at 4 p.m. at the Observatory's "Rebel Without a Cause" monument.

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