The Leatherby Libraries is excited to host the book launch and signing for, Louie, Take a Look at This! My Time with Huell Howser by Luis Fuerte and David Duron.

Join us on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Huell Howser Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level.

Huell Howser, the exuberant, hugely popular host of California’s Gold and other California public-television shows, was always exclaiming to the camera, “Louie, take a look at this!” Now, three years after Howser’s passing, Louie—aka Luis Fuerte, an award-winning cameraman—shares all the great stories of their adventures exploring California, making memorable television, and showcasing Howser’s infectious love for the Golden State.

Luis Fuerte (right) with Huell Howser (left)

Luis Fuerte (right) with Huell Howser (left)

Luis Fuerte is the five-time Emmy-award-winning former cameraman for the Huell Howser show California’s Gold, a hugely popular program that continues to run on California’s many PBS stations. The son of a Mexican immigrant, Fuerte was born in San Bernardino, California. He became a cameraman after two years in the U.S. Navy and attending L.A. Valley College to study television engineering. Besides his Emmy awards, Fuerte has been named Latino of the Year, been inducted into two halls of fame, and won the Golden Mic Award, the International Monitor Award, and the Salt of the Earth Award. After forty-eight years in television, he’s now retired and lives with his wife in Rialto, California.

David Duron met Luis Fuerte while working as senior unit manager at KCET-TV in Los Angeles. A Marine Corps veteran who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from UCLA, he also wrote and produced for KCBS-TV and KABC-TV during his television career. Now retired from a real job, Duron is working on several writing projects, including a novel and other as-told-to books from his home in Yucaipa, California.

Check out the Huell Howser Archives, where you can view the video archives of California’s Gold!