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The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter
August 7 - 13, 2022
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Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…
What School You Went?

with John Cruz

Listen to our new episode of What School You Went? (Wed., Aug 10, 2022) with Grammy and Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning musician John Cruz as he talks about his musical influences and growing up during the Hawaiian Renaissance.
Listen to WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT? on, or anywhere you get your audio podcasts including Apple and Spotify.
On INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: State Senate District 6 Republican Primary and State House District 34 Democratic Primary (Thurs., Aug 11, 7:30 pm) we talk with candidates in the Republican primary for Senate District 6 on Maui.  On Oʻahu, two veteran lawmakers are facing off in the Democratic primary for House District 34 in Pearl City after their districts were merged.

Join the conversation on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. During the program, you can phone in a question or leave us a comment on our Facebook livestream. INSIGHTS also streams live on
In recent decades, there has been a resurgence of loko i'a, or fishponds. PBS Hawai'i Presents: Kai Piha: Nā Loko I'a (Thurs., Aug 11, 8:30 pm) looks at how four of these fishhponds on Oʻahu are being restored. 
The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang – Live on Copacabana Beach
(Sat., Aug 13, 7:00 pm) 
Rock out with the legendary band at one of the biggest free concerts of all time, recorded in 2006 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in front of an audience of 1.5 million.
FRONTLINE: Afghanistan Undercover
(Tues., Aug 9, 10:00 pm) presents an undercover investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in Afghanistan. Correspondent Ramita Navai meets those being punished by the regime and confronts Taliban officials.
Learn more about these shows, and all of our upcoming programming on our Schedule page.
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Final Thought… 
It was a once-in-a-lifetime concert that was nearly fumbled away. The late Tom Moffat wanted to bring the Rolling Stones to Hawai‘i for a concert at Aloha Stadium on January 21, 1998. However, there was only one problem: Aloha Stadium was hosting the NFL’s Pro Bowl on February 1, 1998, and stadium officials said it was impossible to guarantee the painted logos on the field would dry before the annual all-star game. Stadium officials sacked the request and said no to the Rolling Stones!  Unhappy fans of the legendary British rock band were outraged and demanded Satisfaction, and that is when then Gov. Ben Cayetano stepped in and like a Beast of Burden, negotiated a deal between the NFL and the promoters, promising a solution.  The Stones had been in Hawai'i twice before in 1966 and 1973 and was hoping to make a stop in the islands once again as part of its “Bridges to Babylon” tour. Cayetano contacted NFL turf guru George Toma who had the answer - a helicopter!  Stadium officials approved and on January 23 and 24, more than 55,000 fans packed Aloha Stadium, generating more than $3 million for the Stones, making it one of the highest grossing concerts in Hawai'i's history. The massive payday was much more than the $15,000 the Stones received for its 1966 concert in the islands.  A few days later, a helicopter arrived in Halawa and hovered a few feet from the ground to dry the freshly painted 1998 Pro Bowl logos on the artificial turf. The game went on without a hitch, proving what the Rolling Stones have said for decades, “You can’t always get what you want but if you try sometime, you’ll find you get what you need!”

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

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