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VIDEO: Huell Howser's sunset memorial at Griffith Observatory

Huell Howser's memorial at Griffith Park

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Fans gather to watch the sunset at Huell Howser's public memorial at Griffith Observatory, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.

Huell Howser's memorial at Griffith Park

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The crowd at Huell Howser's memorial at Griffith Park Observatory, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.

Huell Howser's memorial at Griffith Park

Rebecca Hill/KPCC

A crowd gathered for a sunset memorial at the Griffith Observatory on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, to remember TV host Huell Howser.

Huell Howser's memorial at Griffith Park

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The sunset as the crowd sang along to a recording of Huell Howser's "California, Here I Come," Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.

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Councilman Tom LaBonge, cultural historian Charles Phoenix and other dignitaries led a singalong of "California, Here I Come" (which was used as the theme song for Huell Howser's "California's Gold") at Howser's memorial, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.

Huell Howser Golden Gate

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Huell Howser on the Golden Gate bridge.


A public memorial for California TV icon Huell Howser was held Tuesday. The event remembered the late host of public television’s “California’s Gold” who took viewers to little pockets around the state that Huell thought were “amazing.” One of the attendees at the memorial filmed the whole thing, which you can check out below.

Speakers at the event included Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, Griffith Park Observatory Director Dr. Ed Krupp, actress and Howser friend Anne-Marie Johnson, president and CEO of KCET Al Jerome, humorist Charles Phoenix, executive director of the L.A. Conservancy Linda Dishman and Board of Public Works Commissioner Capri Maddox.

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Part 4 (including the public singalong to Huell Howser’s rendition of “California, Here I Come”):

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(Hat tip: Reddit)

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