PBS Hawaii devotes local programming to mortality

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Jimmy Borges, Kirk Matthews among those scheduled to participate in discussion

 

HONOLULU, HI – PBS Hawai‘i is dedicating the next two Thursday nights of its local programming to a topic that so many of us are afraid to face – our own mortality.

 

Entertainer Jimmy Borges, nightlife promoter Daniel Gray, former news anchor Kirk Matthews, and blogger Christa Wittmier are scheduled to appear on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i, Jan. 28 at 8:00 pm.

 

Insights on PBS Hawaii: Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses

 

Borges, Gray and Matthews are battling advanced stages of cancer. Wittmier says she is a stage-four cancer survivor.

 

On Feb. 4 at 8:00 pm, Insights is scheduled to host a follow-up discussion with the caregivers of each of the above guests.

 

On Feb. 4 at 9:00 pm, the documentary Living Your Dying will be showcased on PBS Hawai‘i Presents. The 2003 film follows the late Rev. Mitsuo Aoki, as he guides four individuals who are facing the end of their lives.

 

For over 40 years, Rev. Aoki attempted to take the terror out of dying, and showed others how to experience death as not just the end of life, but as a vital part of life, as well.

 

Both episodes of Insights on PBS Hawai‘i will be live streamed and posted online after the broadcast at pbshawaii.org/insights

 

After the Feb. 4 broadcast, Living Your Dying will be available to watch online for a limited time at pbshawaii.org

 

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Contact: Liberty Peralta
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Phone: 808.973.1383

 

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