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PBS Hawai‘i recognized by Honolulu City Council

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PBS Hawai‘i recognized by Honolulu City Council

 

PBS Hawai‘i was recognized by the Honolulu City Council yesterday for 52 years of serving the Islands with quality storytelling that profoundly touches lives, including curriculum-rich children’s programming, public affairs, arts and culture, science and history, and a focus on authentic stories of Hawai‘i.

 

“With the changes in the Islands, PBS Hawai‘i has become a rare locally owned statewide media enterprise,” said PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO Leslie Wilcox. “Our staffers tap the aloha spirit – the coordination of mind and heart – in creating and presenting stories.”

 

Pictured above, from left: (top) City Councilmember Trevor Ozawa, City Councilmember Ron Menor, City Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine, City Councilmember Brandon Elefante, City Councilmember Ikaika Anderson, (bottom) City Councilmember Joey Manahan, PBS Hawaii Vice President of Integrated Media Production Jason Suapaia, City Councilmember Carol Fukunaga, PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox, City Councilmember Ann Kobayashi, PBS Hawaii Vice President and CFO Karen Yamamoto, PBS Hawaii Director of Learning Initiatives Robert Pennybacker, PBS Hawaii Board Member Joanne Lo Grimes, and PBS Hawaii Board Chair Robert Alm.

 


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PBS HAWAII: Celebrating 50 Years with Songs of Aloha

 

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Robert Cazimero states, “It’s a testament to a time gone by, that really might not be seen again.” Jon de Mello, Owner and CEO of Mountain Apple Company, says, “This show is the top of Hawaiian music in the 20th century.”

 

Robert Cazimero and Jon de Mello are referring to Hawaii: Songs of Aloha, a program originally broadcast to a national PBS audience in the year 2000 that gathered some of Hawaii’s brightest stars on one stage: The Brothers Cazimero, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Willie K, O’Brian Eselu, Makaha Sons, Jake Shimabukuro, Na Leo, Hapa, Ledward Kaapana, Cyril Pahinui and the Kamehameha Schools Concert Glee Club. On Monday, October 5 at 7:30 pm, to commemorate 50 years of public television in Hawaii, PBS Hawaii will bring back this historic treasure as PBS Hawaii: Celebrating 50 Years With Songs of Aloha. Join PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and co-host Robert Cazimero as PBS Hawaii presents a timeless program that captures a magical moment of Hawaiian music and dance.

 

Original air date: Mon., Oct. 5, 7:30 pm