On Saturday, California lost its longtime historian and former state librarian Kevin Starr. The USC professor, who penned an eightvolume series on California that the Los Angeles Times called "indispensable," died of a heart attack at the age of 76. Starr, who was known for his trademark bow tie and straw boater hat, won a Guggenheim fellowship and was awarded a National Humanities Medal. He was appointed as California's state librarian by Arnold Schwarzenegger and served from 1994 2004. In this segment we remember Starr and his influence on the Golden State.
Remembering California Historian Kevin Starr
(Photo: University of Southern California)
Dan Brekke, blogger and online editor, KQED
Greg Lucas, state librarian of California
William Deverell, director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; professor of history, University of Southern California