The PBS Hawaiʻi Weekly Newsletter
The PBS Hawaiʻi Weekly Newsletter
The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter
December 19 - December 25, 2021
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Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…


Saturday, December 25 at 9:30 pm
Follow the beloved Crawley family and their intrepid staff as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England. The momentous occasion will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
On Wednesday's episode of WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT?, Jodi Endo Chai, co-author of the 2000 okazuya guide "Oh, 'Cause You Hungry!," talks about the classic delicatessens and the struggles these family businesses face in trying to survive.
Listen on or anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.
In 1819, a battle to the death was waged between two factions of Hawaiians: traditionalists, and those who wanted to do away with traditional practices. PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Thu. Dec. 23, 8:30 pm) follows musician Keola Beamer, a direct descendant of the leader of the traditionalists, as he explores through song the meaning of his ancestors' battlecry: "mālama ko aloha."
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: SPIRIT OF THE SEASON (Tue., Dec. 21, 8:00 pm) celebrates the holidays from the White House, with performances from Andrea Bocelli, Camila Cabello, Eric Church, Jonas Brothers and more.
On CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2021 (Sat., Dec. 25, 8:00 pm), the Nonnatus House team is faced with its busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases.
Join us for a special presentation of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (Sun., Dec. 19, 7:30 pm). Feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play. Can he overcome his friends' preference for dancing over acting, find the "perfect" tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas?
Learn more about these shows, and all of our upcoming programming on our Schedule page.
PBS Hawaiʻi is now livestreaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Click HERE to watch now.
We offer many more programs on-demand through our Passport feature. For more information, click HERE.
Final thought… if you had to name your favorite okazuya, what would it be? We know some of your favorite locations may no longer be in business, but tell us anyway. Here are a few go-to okazuya across Hawaiʻi, and how long they have been serving their loyal customers:
  • Nagasako Okazuya (Maui) – 115 years
  • Sekiya's (Oʻahu) – 86 years
  • Gulick Delicatessen (Oʻahu) – 85 years
  • Fukuya Deli (Oʻahu) – 82 years
  • Takamiya Market (Maui) – 75 years
  • Kawamoto Store (Hawaiʻi Island) – 74 years
  • Nuʻuanu Okazuya (Oʻahu) – 56 years
  • Kabuki Delicatessen (Oʻahu) – 56 years
  • Mitsuba Deli (Oʻahu) – 45 years
  • Masa and Joyce Okazuya (Oʻahu) – 43 years
  • Po's Kitchen (Kauaʻi) – 28 years
We want to hear from you… where’s your go-to okazuya? Tell us here. We'll share the top 5 next week.
Mahalo nui,

Ron Mizutani 
President and CEO 
PBS Hawaiʻi 
315 Sand Island Access Road 
Honolulu, HI 96819-2295 

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