I had no idea that Huell was 67 years old.
The Sacramento Bee is quoting a staffer at Huell Howser’s production company saying that the folksy aficionado of all things California won’t be making new episodes of “California’s Gold” or other shows. Re-runs will continue, of course. The email, from Ryan Morris, says that “Huell is retiring from making new shows but does not want to make any formal announcements about it.” Well fat chance of that going unnoticed. In fact, if he were to just stop making television and not expect everyone to talk about it a little bit — that would be amazing.
Certainly, he has been the happiest person on California televison for decades.