Louie, Take a Look at This!

 My Time with Huell Howser 

By Luis Fuerte

As told to David Durón

April 2017

Hardcover with photos
$22.95 | 978-1-945551-02-4

ebook | $12.99
ISBN 978-1-945551-03-1

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Saturday, April 8, 4 p.m.
Luis in Conversation with Patt Morrison
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
The official bookstore launch, featuring Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times in conversation with Luis Fuerte and David Durón, sharing stories of working with Huell Howser. With refreshments from the publisher.

Saturday, April 15, 2-4 p.m.
Launch Event at the Huell Howser Archives
Chapman University
1 University Dr., Orange
Publisher Colleen Dunn Bates interviews Luis and co-author David Durón about the creation of the book and Luis’s time working with Huell. With refreshments and a book signing.

Saturday, April 22
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
USC campus, Los Angeles
Luis will be at the Prospect Park booth, #103, from 11 a.m.-noon to meet, greet, and sign books, and then at the KCET booth (#959) from 1 to 3 p.m.

Monday, April 24, 12 noon
Redlands Senior Center
111 W. Lugonia Ave., Redlands
Talk and book signing.

Wednesday, May 3, time TBD
The Westerners San Dimas
Talk and book signing; details to come.

Saturday, May 6, 2-4 p.m.
La Jolla Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla
Talk and book signing with Luis and David.

Tuesday, May 9, 2 p.m.
Whittier Library
Whittier Public Library –Whittwood Branch
10527 Santa Gertrudes Avenue
Whittier, CA 90603
At 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m.
Inlandia Institute at the Mission Inn
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 3696 Main St., Riverside
Talk and book signing.

Thursday, June 1, 7 p.m.
San Bernardino Historical Society
796 North D St., San Bernardino
Talk and book signing.

Thursday, July 13, time TBD
Pink’s Hot Dogs
709 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles
Meet ‘n greet, book signing, and taste a Huell Dog!

Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m.
Glendale Public Library
222 E. Harvard St., Glendale
Talk and book signing.

Stay tuned for more events to come in spring/summer 2017, including at San Antonio Winery, El Segundo Library, and elsewhere throughout California. Also look for Luis and the book on Huell Howser pledge-drive specials on public TV stations throughout the west.

That’s Amaaazzing!

“We fans want a breezy, informative, intimate book about Huell, and Luis Fuerte delivers with Louie, Take a Look at This!” — John Rabe, Off-Ramp, KPCC

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 death, 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.

Rich with stories, humor, heart, and photos, this memoir of Fuerte’s time with Howser—which is also an informal biography of the beloved TV host—will charm the countless fans of the shows they worked on together.

Luis & Huell on location

Luis & Huell on location

In costume for a California's Gold segment on shooting The Ten Commandments.

In costume for a California’s Gold segment on shooting The Ten Commandments.


Praise for Louie, Take a Look at This!

“Huell Howser was a national treasure. For years, Louie captured his spirit on camera, and with his insightful new book, Louie has managed to reveal even more about our favorite California tour guide. In short: It’s amaaaazing.”
Adam Carolla, host of The Adam Carolla Show

“It’s as if Huell said, ‘Hey Luis, get ready for your close up!’ 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.”
Harry Pallenberg, longtime producer for Huell Howser

“This book is an insightful, funny, and entertaining read with a true insiders’ view of filming with Huell Howser around the Golden State. Huell was a one of a kind storyteller, and this book is a great way to learn about Louie and Huell’s adventures over the years. I highly recommend the book, and guarantee it is well-worth reading!”
Scott Gediman, Park Ranger and Chief of Public Affairs at Yosemite National Park, and a seasoned regular on various KCET programs (including California’s Gold)

About the Authors

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 even since Howser’s death in 2013. The son of a Mexican immigrant, Fuerte was born in San Bernardino, California. He became a cameraman after two years in the US 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.

Click here to watch an interview with Luis Fuerte on KCET! 

David Durón 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, Durón is working on several writing projects, including a novel and other as-told-to books from his home in Yucaipa, California.


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