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Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

 

Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown. Among those appearing are CeeLo Green, JoJo, Ledisi, Tegan Marie, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, The Tenors, Joe Walsh and BeBe Winans.

 

Where Everyone Knows Your Name

 

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Where Everyone Knows Your Name
A Surprise for Our Board Chair


Where Everyone Knows Your Name: A Surprise for Our Board Chair

Left: PBS Hawai‘i outgoing Board Chair Robbie Alm and PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO Leslie Wilcox. Right: The newly named Robbie Alm Board Room

 

It’s not my practice to keep secrets from my outgoing Board Chair, Robbie Alm. I’m doing it this once, because it’s a one-of-a-kind secret that really should be a surprise.

 

By the time you read this, the cat will be out of the bag and Robbie will have retired from the Board following a long and successful tenure. Among his many achievements as leader: diversifying our revenues, investing in revolutionary tech advancements, founding the nation’s first statewide student news network, and building a new $30 million home on time and on budget.

 

Even before he was a Board member, Robbie was a champion of public broadcasting. He’s been involved in supporting this station, in one way or another, for more than 30 years.

 

So, of course, Board and Staff are having a party for him. We’ll give him lei and an engraved keepsake, and there’ll be a special song from former Board member, Hoku Award-winning performer/composer Kawika Kahiapo. Robbie also will have to endure a few speeches.

 

And – here’s our secret. PBS Hawai‘i’s handsome Board Room, which doubles as a second TV/video studio and has a view of our large studio below, will be named after him.

 

Robbie displayed both battle-hardened confidence and quiet humility in getting our new home built. He likes the results so much, that he’s known to stop by when he could simply make a phone call. He enjoys the natural light, the openness of the floor plan, the cheerful colors, the way the space accommodates work flow.

 

And now his name will be on the room where he presided over high-level governance decisions. We hope he continues to stop by and enjoy – without any worry.

 

In next month’s guide, I’ll write about PBS Hawai‘i’s incoming Board Chair. We’re proud to have our first ever Chair from a Neighbor Island: Jason Fujimoto of Hilo, an accomplished executive whose family-founded, employee-owned business is nearly a century old.

 

A hui hou – until next time,
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A Capitol Fourth

 

Actor John Stamos hosts the 37th annual edition of A CAPITOL FOURTH, from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The all-star musical and fireworks extravaganza will kick off the country’s 241st birthday with performances by The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, Chris Blue, Phillipa Soo and The National Symphony Orchestra under the direction conductor Jack Everly.

 

This program will encore at 9:00 pm

 

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.

 


PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

The National Memorial Day Concert

 

Hawai‘i’s own Auli‘i Cravalho, star of Disney’s Moana, is scheduled to open this year’s National Memorial Day Concert on PBS with a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The concert will be broadcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

 

Actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna will co-host. Actor Gary Sinise will present a 75th anniversary salute to the Doolittle Raiders, the aviators who changed the course of World War II in the Pacific.

 

 

The all-star line-up for the event includes: General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); Renée Fleming; Vanessa Williams; Scotty McCreery; John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting; John Ortiz; Christopher Jackson; Ana Ortiz; Ronan Tynan; and Russell Watson, in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly.

 

This program will encore later in the evening at Sun., May 28, 9:00 pm

 

HIKI NŌ
Episode #810 – Best Personal Profile – High School

 

This is the second in a series of seven special episodes highlighting stories nominated in a particular category of the 2017 HIKI NŌ Awards. This episode presents the nominees for Best Personal Profile, High School Division, including:

 

–The story of young bipolar artist by students at H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui;

 

–The profile of a young woman who struggles with cerebral palsy by students from James Campbell High School on O‘ahu;

 

–A story from students at Maui High School about a young music producer who finds an important spiritual connection when he volunteers to produce a concert for a church group;

 

–A profile of ‘ukulele school entrepreneur and virtuoso Jody Kamisato by students at Mid-Pacific on O‘ahu;

 

–The portrait of a Navy veteran and how he manages to live with severe pain by students at Wai‘anae High School.

 

This episode is hosted by HIKI NŌ students Lara Sato from Castle High School in Windward O‘ahu and Zaccai Ceruti from James Campbell High School in Ewa O‘ahu.

 

This program encores Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 



HIKI NŌ
Episode #809 – Best Personal Profile – Middle School

 

Over the next seven weeks, HIKI NŌ will showcase student video stories that have been nominated for PBS Hawai‘i’s forthcoming HIKI NŌ Awards on March 23. This first episode presents the nominees for Best Personal Profile – Middle School, hosted by Noah Faumuina of Castle High School and Kukui Raymond of Wai‘anae High School.

 

This program encores Saturday, Jan. 28 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 


AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve

 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and more. Hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

 

PBS Hawai‘i to receive leadership award

PBS Hawaii

 

Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawai‘iHONOLULU, HI – The Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter has named PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO Leslie Wilcox its recipient of this year’s Paulette V. Maehara Leadership Award.

 

Wilcox will be among the honorees at the National Philanthropy Day Conference tomorrow at the Sheraton Waikiki.

 

Though an individual honor, Leslie shares this award with PBS Hawai‘i’s staff and Board of Directors. “Leslie believes everything that happens at PBS Hawai‘i and every achievement of the station is as a result of the whole team,” says Robbie Alm, PBS Hawai‘i Board Chair.

 

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For questions regarding this press release:

Contact: Liberty Peralta

Email: lperalta@pbshawaii.org

Phone: 808.462.5030

 

PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

 

USO – For the Troops

 

Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope, abroad and on the home front.

 

This program will encore Tues., Nov. 8, 11:00 pm

 

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