(Long Beach, California) — A visit by well-known Southern California television personality Huell Howser and the first Southern California public display of a recently discovered, nearly 100-ounce gold nugget were among the highlights of the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo held February 3 – 5, 2011.
He videotaped interviews for an upcoming episode of his acclaimed, long-running TV program, “Visiting With Huell Howser,” that is broadcast on KCET (channel 28) in Los Angeles and other public television stations in the state. The episode will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on both Monday, March 7, and Thursday, March 17.
“Mr. Howser graciously signed autographs and posed for photos with collectors and dealers as he and his cameraman toured the bourse floor for several hours,” said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.
“He originally planned to visit the show because of the display by Holabird-Kagin Americana of the big Washington Nugget that was uncovered last year near Washington, California. But then he decided to do an expanded piece about all the many other interesting collectibles that people buy and sell at every Long Beach Expo. He even brought his childhood stamp album to the show It was exciting to meet him in person and be interviewed,” said Gillio.