Here are the addresses you need to help get Huell Howser, the sunny host of KCET-TV's California Gold, to do a show about Castro Valley.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
CV Patch blogger and CV Legends host David Ashton is spearheading a campaign to win the popular public TV show host's attention.
To learn why David started this campaign, click here. He elaborates on his reasons in an Aug. 11 blog post, "Castro Valley's Moon Shot."
He wrote: "Castro Valley needs something to unite all of the disparate factions and areas, we need something to rally behind. I have found the locus where all things Castro Valley shall converge."
So far the Facebook page has 62 "likes," but David hopes to get a minimum of 98 "likes" ASAP to top the number on a rival page dedicated to getting Huell to host the popular comedy show Saturday Night Live. To help boost the numbers on Castro Valley's effort, click on the little box with a thumbs-up symbol and the word "like," which appears at the top of the Facebook page next to the page's title.
On Tuesday, David reported on the fan page: "Actual progress being made, I have a real, sit down meeting today. Not with Huell, but with like minded individuals who want to make this happen. Building the foundation."
If you don't know who Huell is or haven't seen the show, you're in famous company. Homer Simpson, the buffoonish lead character in the animated satirical sitcom The Simpsons, had trouble getting Huell's name right in a tribute to Huell's 25th anniversary with KCET-TV. Click here to watch that clip.
To catch a whiff of Huell's folksy charm, relaxed demeanor and radiant disposition, click here and listen to Huell sing California Here I Come.
TV Guide calls him "the happiest man on TV."
If you haven't heard of KCET-TV, it's a public TV station that specializes in programming for Southern California and the Central Coast. The station says on its website that it has the largest geographic reach of any public station in California with its signal carried over-the-air and on virtually every cable and satellite system throughout 11 counties.
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