“Louie, Take a Look at This! My Time with Huell Howser” is the subject of a talk Luis Fuerte will give at the Idyllwild Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8.
David Duron wrote the book based on what Fuerte told him.
Howser, the exuberant, popular host of “California’s Gold” and other California public-television shows, was always exclaiming to the camera, “Louie, take a look at this!” Four years after Howser’s death, Louie — aka Fuerte, a five-time Emmy-winning cam¬eraman — shares all the great stories of their adventures exploring California, making great television and show¬casing Howser’s infectious love for the Golden State.
“Huell Howser was a national treasure. For years, Louie captured his spirit on camera, and, with his insightful book, Louie has managed to reveal even more about our favorite California tour guide. In short: “It’s amaaaazing,” said Adam Carolla, host of “The Adam Carolla Show.”
“It’s as if Huell said, ‘Hey Luis, get ready for your closeup!’ This book is just that! A close-up and behind-the-scenes look at the adventures of the guys who brought you one of California’s most popular shows about itself,” said Harry Pallenberg, longtime producer for Howser.
Born in San Bernardino, Fuerte became a cameraman after two years in the U.S. Navy and attend¬ing L.A. Valley College to study television engineering. Fuerte has been named Latino of the Year and has won many other awards, including the Golden Mic. He retired after 48 years in television and now lives with his wife in Rialto.
Duron wrote and produced for KCBS-TV, KCET-TV and KABC-TV. He is now a writer based in Yucaipa.
The free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Light refreshments will be served.