Huell tours two historic aircraft carriers that are now museums in the waters of California: the USS Midway in San Diego and the USS Hornet in Alameda.


Huell Howser


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Huell Howser ... Himself - Host


California has a rich maritime history and has been at the forefront of naval warfare since the beginning. In this special one-hour adventure, Huell visits two aircraft carriers that are now museums in the waters of California. First it's off to San Diego to visit the USS Midway, which has steamed through a 47-year career of service. Imagine a carrier that was commissioned in 1945 and served as a flagship in Desert Storm in 1991. No other carrier served as long as the USS Midway. She opened in 2004 as a naval aviation museum and is now the pride of San Diego's waterfront. Next it's off to Alameda to visit the carrier USS Hornet that is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century: World War II and the Apollo 11 moon landing. This floating museum even has the Airstream trailer in which the Apollo astronauts were quarantined for three days after returning to earth.

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1 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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San Diego, California, USA See more »

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Color | Black and White (still photographs and archival footage)

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16:9 HD
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California's Gold series episode #134. See more »


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Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Lyrics by Alfred Hart Miles
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