Downton Abbey Live!

Downton Abbey Live!


Join host Deborah Roberts along with cast members and creators for a celebration of the beloved series and a sneak peek at the upcoming feature film. Guests will reveal behind-the-scenes stories and preview clips from the film.






#1013 – The 2019 HIKI NŌ Winter Challenge

HIKI NŌ 1013: The 2019 HIKI NŌ Winter Challenge


This special edition features stories from the 2019 HIKI NŌ Winter Challenge. On February 1, 2019, 12 participating middle school teams and nine participating high school teams were given four days to complete a HIKI NŌ story based on the Hawaiian value of kuleana (to take responsibility). Teachers could not provide hands-on help. The students had to conceptualize, research, arrange, shoot, write and edit their stories on their own. The completed stories were scored by members of the HIKI NŌ editorial board based on the following criteria:




1.) How well did the story capture the essence of the assigned theme?
2.) How well did the entry fulfill the HIKI NŌ Story Criteria (the criteria used throughout the school year to determine which stories are approved to air on HIKI NŌ)?
3.) How much did production values (the quality of the cinematography, editing and sound) contribute to the overall effectiveness of the story?


Based on the cumulative scores, first-place, second-place and third-place awards were given in both the middle school and high school divisions. An honorable mention prize was awarded if the judges felt that a story which did not place first, second or third deserved special recognition. The following awardees will be featured in the special:


–First Place in the High School Division: Kalāheo High School in Windward O‘ahu focuses on the importance of taking responsibility while driving. Their story is framed by the recent traffic fatalities in the Kaka‘ako neighborhood of O‘ahu and how that tragedy sparked a family’s memories of losing their daughter in a drunk driving incident.


–First Place in the Middle School Division: Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului features a food truck owner who starts a pay-it-forward campaign to help feed workers affected by the recent federal government shutdown.


–Second Place in the High School Division: Maui High School in Kahului tells the behind-the-scenes story of a locally produced feature film titled Kuleana.


–Second Place in the Middle School Division: Ewa Makai Middle School on O‘ahu shines a spotlight on the B.R.A.V.E. (Be Respectful and Value Everyone), a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about bullying and spread the values of respect and kindness.


–Third Place in the High School Division: H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profiles Sea Walls Maui, an art/activism program that promotes awareness of environmental issues through the painting of outdoor murals.


–Third Place in the Middle School Division: Volcano School of Arts and Sciences on Hawai‘i Island focuses on stewards of a sacred beach in Ka‘ū.


–An Honorable Mention in the Middle School Division was awarded to Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle School in Pukalani for their story on a pharmacist who dedicates himself to serving the Native Hawaiian community.


First-place winners will receive $500 worth of production equipment for their school’s media program.

Second-place winners will receive $300 worth of production equipment for their school’s media program.

Third-place winners will receive $200 worth of production equipment for their school’s media program.

Honorable mention winners will receive $100 worth of production equipment for their school’s media program.





BAFTA Celebrates Downton Abbey


BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) celebrates Downton Abbey with a special program offering insight into the making of the award- winning series, a look back with the cast at their favorite moments and a behind-the-scenes peek with the crew on set.


World Without Borders


More than two years in the making, this concert special is a unique behind-the-scenes look at Yanni and his orchestra as they perform throughout the world. Songs performed include “Deliverance,” “Santorini” and “Nostalgia.”


Behind The Scenes with Bob Apisa

Behind the Scenes with Bob Apisa at PBS Hawaii

Bob Apisa in studio with LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX Producer, Stacy Paris.


November 19, 1966 turned out to be a big day for Bob Apisa! He just happened to be playing in the game of the century…a football game between Michigan State University and Notre Dame.


And as it turns out, Bob Apisa also happened to be part of television history and the Farrington grad and former MSU fullback was in the PBS Hawaii studio today chatting with studio President and CEO Leslie Wilcox about that, and more.


That 1966 morning, a satellite over Sydney, Australia bounced its signal over to Hawaii, broadcasting live television for the first time in the Pacific State. The broadcast? A live football game between MSU and Notre Dame – Apisa was playing in that game of the century. He was also the first Samoan All-American college player, a half century before Marcus Mariota’s Rose Bowl victory against FSU earlier this year.


The former football player and Hollywood stunt man, now retired and living in Granada Hills, CA, was back on the island to celebrate his BIG 7-0 with family and friends.


“My buddies whom I’ve known since my days here in Hawaii know that when I come home, we commiserate on a social basis. We don’t dwell on mundane everyday professional drudgery,” Apisa shares with a jovial smile. “We sit and drink Coronas and tell nothing but big FAT LIES!”


Apisa’s in our studio today sharing his story. He’ll be a guest of LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX, airing in August.


That’s #BehindTheScenes… at PBS Hawaii.


Bob Apisa pictured with Leslie Wilcox, #BehindTheScenes at PBS Hawaii.

Bob Apisa pictured with Leslie Wilcox, #BehindTheScenes at PBS Hawaii.