California's Gold with Huell Howser: Songbird of Manzanar (film)


Title California's Gold with Huell Howser: Songbird of Manzanar
Date 2005
Producer Huell Howser
Writer Huell Howser
Narrator Huell Howser
Starring Al Setton (interviewee); Henry Fukuhara (interviewee); Mary Nomura (interviewee)
Cinematography Cameron Tucker
Editing Michael Garber
Studio Huell Howser Productions
Runtime 25 minutes
IMDB California's Gold with Huell Howser: Songbird of Manzanar

Episode 7003 of the long running California public television television series, California's Gold with Huell Howser. Filmed at the 2004 Manzanar Pilgrimage, this episode profiles two Nisei artists, painter Henry Fukuhara and singer Mary Nomura. Fukuhara is introduced by colleague Al Setton, and two of his paintings from the collection of the Japanese American National Museum are also highlighted. Fukuhara, who was just short of his ninety-first birthday at the time, is interviewed and is shown working on a painting. Nomura, the "Songbird of Manzanar," is interviewed about her singing exploits at Manzanar and is shown performing "The Manzanar Song" at the grand opening of the Manzanar Visitors Center.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho

For More Information

Streaming version Songbird of Manzanar at the Huell Howser Archive, Chapman University.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho