Chapman Magazine's Winter Issue Turns into Inadvertent Tribute to Huell Howser
The cover for the issue is a gorgeous shot of Howser's legendary house, as awe-inspiring and Californian as the man himself.
|Cover of Chapman Magazine Winter 2012 issue featuring Huell's house|
Howser, of course, in recent years had donated his entire papers to Chapman after school president Jim Doti essentially asked him for them, and the school is digitizing all of Howser's shows so they may be online forever. The article on Howser for the issue (available here) focuses on the house, along with pictures and quotes of Howser. But far more telling of the man is a separate feature, one highlighting Chapman's "California's Gold" Scholarship, one funded in what the magazine called Huell's living trust but now unfortunately will be his estate.
"A hundred years from now, there won't be a person walking on this planet who knows or cares who Huell Howser was," Huell told the magazine. "The words 'California's Gold' will no longer mean anything about me or about a television series. They will mean what California's Gold has always truly meant: not the literal gold nuggets that they pulled out of the earth, not the riches people got when they came here, but the dreams that brought people here and are still bringing people here."
And in that spirit, Platt also announced in her accompanying note the first recipient of Huell's scholarship: junior Mayra Gonzalez of SanTana.
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