Leahey & Leahey ends its nine-year run on PBS Hawaii - April 2, 2015
HONOLULU, HI – After nine years on PBS Hawaii, the father-and-son sports talk show
Leahey & Leahey has come to an end.
The weekly show featured longtime sportscasters Jim and Kanoa Leahey. At their in-studio kitchen table, they welcomed sports heroes, insiders and policy makers from Hawaii and around the world.
"It's been a wonderful run at PBS Hawaii, but it is time to move on," Kanoa Leahey said. "I couldn't ever fully express my appreciation for the support we received from PBS Hawaii management, as well as the viewers the last nine years. I will thoroughly miss working with the crew and staff."
"PBS Hawaii gave us the shot to do something unique," Jim Leahey said. "It served as a perfect platform of expression and thought. We thank Leslie Wilcox and the rest of the PBS Hawaii staff for affording us the opportunity to engage in what we referred to as a generationally challenged discussion of sports and other living things. But as with all living things, change and transition are inevitable. Mahalo to all who made the last nine years so special for us."
"Nine years is remarkable staying power in weekly television, and we congratulate Jim and Kanoa on the show's originality, authenticity and success," said PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox. "We understand and support Kanoa's need for more flexibility in his career horizons with ESPN. Much aloha to both Leaheys in their future endeavors." Leahey & Leahey premiered on PBS Hawaii in July 2006. Past episodes can be viewed for a limited time on PBSHawaii.org.