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Charles Djou withdraws from scheduled PBS Hawai‘i forum

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Charles Djou withdraws from scheduled PBS Hawai‘i forum

HONOLULU – Charles Djou has withdrawn from a live, televised mayoral candidates forum, which was scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 pm on PBS Hawai‘i.

Several weeks ago, the Republican mayoral candidate, along with the incumbent, Democrat Kirk Caldwell, agreed to a live discussion on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i.

This week, Sam Aiona from the Djou campaign told PBS Hawai‘i Djou was withdrawing from the appearance, stating, “We respectfully decline.” No further reason was given for the withdrawal.

Since August, candidates for State House and Senate races, as well as Honolulu and neighbor island council races, have been scheduled on Insights every week leading up to the General Election.

Insights on PBS Hawai‘i airs Thursday nights at 8:00 pm, with a live stream available on The show’s trademark, loosely structured live format sets these discussions apart from traditional, rigid televised debate formats.

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