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History of sporting events, celebrity shows at stadium


Updated on  September 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm
Forty years ago, on Sept. 6, 1976, Honolulu Stadium was demolished. The stadium, which opened in 1926, had hosted sporting events for a half-century. This month we lookback at the historic venue. Read More

Star of ‘Brian Keith Show’ insisted it be produced here


Updated on  August 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm
Last month’s death of Hollywood producer Garry Marshall brought back memories of the many hit television shows and movies he created or directed: “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Mork & Mindy,” “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries.” Read More

Sevey was top TV newsman during his years with KGMB


Updated on  July 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm
Thirty long years have passed since television journalist Bob Sevey bid his final aloha to island news viewers. With Sevey at the helm, KGMB News had become the most watched local television news station. This month we look back at Sevey and his career. Read More

Groundbreaking broadcasts were the domain of Berger


Updated on  June 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm
Fifty years ago KHVH, which is now KITV, became the first local television station in the islands to receive a live satellite feed from the mainland, during the broadcast of the Notre Dame-Michigan State football game. Read More

Veteran sportscaster adds new book to storied career


Updated on  May 9, 2016 at 7:52 am
Veteran broadcaster Mel Proctor is calling University of Hawaii baseball games for a second straight season. Proctor’s career has been filled with calling NBA Finals, World Series and some of baseball’s historic moments. Read More
 

PBS Hawaii set to celebrate half-century of broadcasting


Updated on  April 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm
PBS Hawaii signed on the air 50 years ago this week. The station that has entertained multiple generations of island residents with programs from “Sesame Street” to “Downton Abbey” is the subject of this month’s “Looking Back.” Read More

McCoy remembered in isles for fine broadcasting voice


Updated on  March 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm
During the 1950s and 1960s, variety shows were popular on the mainland as well as here in the islands. Television and radio personality Jack McCoy had shows on local stations throughout the 1960s. This month we look back at McCoy’s career and his television shows. Read More

Entertainer helped promote Hawaiian language, culture


Updated on  February 14, 2016 at 4:27 am
Napua Stevens was known for her singing, dancing, writing and Hawaiian-language expertise. She also was a fixture on island television for several decades. This month we look back on Stevens. Read More
 

Big-budget movie ‘Hawaii’ came out a half-century ago

The movie “Hawaii” was released in theaters 50 years ago, though the struggle to bring the novel to the screen began in August 1959 when the Mirisch Corp. paid $600,000 to acquire the movie rights to James A. Michener’s 800-page book. Read More

State’s first TV news anchor lost in the Bermuda Triangle

On Dec. 1, 1952, KGMB became the first TV station in the islands to go on air. The first news anchor for the station was Bob Jensen. This month we look back at Jensen, his time in Hawaii and what happened to him after he left the islands. Read More

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