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      Louie, Take a Look at This! A conversation with Luis Fuerte in Palm Springs

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      January 13, 2020


      101 Museum Drive
      Palm Springs, California 92262

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      Louie, Take a Look at This! A conversation with Luis Fuerte

      Join us for a nostalgic look at Huell Howser’s California’s Gold through the lens of Howser’s longtime collaborator, Luis Fuerte, author of the memoir, Louie, Take a Look at This!: My Time with Huell Howser (Prospect Park Books, 2017).

      Fuerte is the award-winning cameraman behind Huell Howser’s signature catchphrase. His memoir follows years of working with Huell Howser on California’s Gold. The book embraces the dissimilarities between Fuerte’s and Howser's personalities and backgrounds and attributes the pair’s onscreen chemistry to this diversity, attributing their success in large part to that interplay.

      As well as the stories of everyday people and those behind the scenes of much that is magic in California, Fuerte makes insightful observations about Huell. “I came to realize that he was genuinely and deeply interested in the people he interviewed and their personal stories. He was truly fascinated with his discoveries, from the stupendous to the downright ordinary. They all mattered to him.”

      Luis Fuerte is the five-time Emmy-winning former cameraman for Californias Gold and other Huell Howser shows. Born in San Bernardino, Fuerte became a cameraman after two years in the US Navy and attending LA 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 forty-eight years in television and now lives with his wife in Rialto, California.

      Cati Porter, Executive Director of Inlandia Institute will lead a conversation with the author.

      For questions or more information please contact Hilary Roberts at or call 760-322-4850.

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