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California’s Gold Host Huell Howser will retire after 20 successful years at KPBS.

Huell Howser

After 20 years of production, California’s Gold host Huell Howser will retire this year.  The popular program will no longer air on KPBS starting in December.

“We’ve been honored to air Huell’s captivating shows to our San Diego audience,” says KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo.“We congratulate Huell on a successful career and thank him for being such a terrific ambassador for California.  He will be missed!”

Howser at KPBS

Howser and his programs have been a regular part of KPBS for nearly 30 years, attracting a loyal and dedicated fan base in San Diego. 

Whether exploring the beaches of San Diego or the railways in Sacramento, Huell delighted viewers with his simple approach to storytelling.

In addition to California’s Gold, Howser also created Road Trip with Huell Howser, California’s Golden Parks, California’s Green and California Missions — a ten part miniseries which was often used to complement classroom lessons on the Missions.

Keeping up with Cal Gold

While Howser programs will no longer be shown on KPBS, fans can continue to access his select programs on the Cal Gold website. An official Huell Howser Archive will be established in 2013 through Chapman University in Orange County.  The archive will be a free online collection of all of Howser's programs — more than 2,000 titles.

About KPBS

KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University, serving the region with TV, Radio, and Internet content that educates, inspires, entertains, and advances civic involvement.