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Longest Night ’19

On December 21st 2019, the Longest Night memorial was hosted by homeless advocate Tim Houchen for the 5th consecutive year. A solemn ceremony and remembrance of the homeless who died on the streets of Orange County in that year. During the two-hour presentation conducted at Anaheim Memorial Cemetery the names of over 200 homeless were called out by name. Many of the names identified at the candlelight kiosk were accompanied by photographs and memorabilia. This highlights program is under 30 minutes and contains original musical excerpts performed live.

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John Underwood

John Underwood is a highly acclaimed community television producer and seasoned professional journalist. With a remarkable career spanning over 13 years, John honed his reporting skills at National Public Radio in Los Angeles. Locally, he made significant contributions as a reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register.

When he's not diligently documenting the struggles of the homeless population throughout Orange County, John serves as the Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television. There, he passionately produces "Backstory," an investigative talk show that fearlessly addresses the most contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series, "No Fixed Abode," is a powerful exploration that amplifies the voices of Orange County's homeless community. John's dedication to storytelling and advocacy has earned him recognition as an award-winning professional in the field.

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