Damien       Damien
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PBS Hawaii will broadcast four and a half hours of original, locally-produced television programming beginning October 11th, the day Father Damien will be recognized as a saint. A Special Week of Programming Includes In-depth Interviews from Kalaupapa with Remaining Patients and Discussion Focused on What Could Happen to Kalaupapa When These Residents Are Gone.

Damien Week DVDs are available here.

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Sunday, October 11th at 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 15th at 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 18th at 4:00 PM




Conversation with Elroy Kenneth Makia Malo
Monday, October 12th at 7:30 & 11:00 PM

Conversation with Norbert Palea from Kalaupapa
Tuesday, October 13th at 7:30 & 11:00 PM

Conversation with Clarence "Boogie" Kahilihiwa from Kalaupapa
Wednesday, October 14th at 7:30 & 11:00 PM

Conversation with Meli Watanuki from Kalaupapa
Thursday, October 15th at 7:30 & 10:30 PM



Topic: The Future of Kalaupapa
Thursday, October 15th at 8:00 PM (LIVE)
Friday, October 16th at 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 18th at 3:00 PM


Sunday night, October 11th at 7PM, PBS Hawaii will encore the Peabody award-winning television drama Damien, produced by the station in 1977 and broadcast on PBS stations across the country in January of 1978. Now more than 30 years later, PBS Hawaii and Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) will co-present the program for national broadcast on PBS member stations.

The popular PBS Hawaii series Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox will present original programs for four consecutive evenings at 7:30PM beginning Monday, October 12th. Wilcox talks with four of the remaining patients who think of Damien as a continuing presence in their prayers, conversations and lives.

On Thursday night at 8PM immediately following the special Long Story Short from Kalaupapa, Insights on PBS Hawaii will explore the future of Kalaupapa. When the last patients pass away, will Kalaupapa become a National Park? How will the village change? How would the National Park Service honor Father Damien? Should Kalaupapa be turned over to Hawaiian Homelands as proposed by some of the patients?


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