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PBS National Leader Paula Kerger
says PBS Hawaiʻi “gets it right”

 

CEO Message

 

Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO

PBS National President and CEO Paula Kerger arrived from Washington DC on a windy, drizzly afternoon, and she departed days later, with word of the passing of retired PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer.

 

In between, the Hawaiian sun shone and so did Kerger’s smile, as she reached out to meet and listen to Islanders and to see firsthand the work at PBS Hawaiʻi.

 

She is that leader you want to see representing the Public Broadcasting Service – observant, intuitive, open. She does her homework. She’s friendly in an authentic way. And she is a smooth veteran at pushing back as warranted.

“This is truly, I would say, the most exceptional (public television) station in our country. It gets it right. It understands what it means to be part of the fabric of this community.” Paula Kerger, PBS National President and CEO

“This is truly, I would say,
the most exceptional (public
television) station in our
country. It gets it right.
It understands what it
means to be part of the
fabric of this community.”

Paula Kerger
PBS National President and CEO

It’s no wonder that Kerger is admired among the 330 public television stations across the country. Over the last 15 years, she has gamely navigated the system through waves of profound change – the largest being the revolutionary technology that has expanded PBS programming to online platforms. It’s a period that has seen a commercial explosion of programming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.

 

Oh, and we can’t forget that much of the public Kerger serves has become deeply polarized and can’t agree on what’s fact and what’s not.

 

Kerger with Honolulu event sponsor, Donna Tanoue and event co-host Dr. Mary Bitterman Getting together with Kalāheo High (Kailua, O‘ahu) students Hope Kanoa, Gabrielle Goodgame and Emily Casey; their HIKI NŌ teacher, Kathy Shimizu; and Wai‘anae High HIKI NŌ educator, John Allen

Kerger with Honolulu event sponsor
Donna Tanoue and event co-host
Dr. Mary Bitterman
Getting together with Kalāheo High (Kailua, Oʻahu)
students Hope Kanoa, Gabrielle Goodgame and
Emily Casey; their HIKI NŌ teacher, Kathy Shigemura;
and Waiʻanae High HIKI NŌ educator, John Allen

 

Kerger, once COO of the flagship New York public television station WNET, told our supporters she’d wanted for some time to visit PBS Hawaiʻi, especially as young HIKI NŌ students won more and more national awards, using PBS journalism standards. She waited, because we were working through our own transitions, including the need to relocate and build a new facility.

Proud of two HIKI NŌ storytellers from Kaua‘i High who’ve achieved national distinction: PBS Digital All-Star Leah Aiwohi and student alumna Tiffany Sagucio, a PBS Gwen Ifill Fellow

In a conversation with PBS Hawaiʻi supporters, Kerger said she has traveled widely throughout the nation. Then she stunned us with: “This is now my 50th state. This is truly, I would say, the most exceptional (public television) station in our country. It gets it right. It understands what it means to be part of the fabric of this community.”

 

Pictured right: Proud of two HIKI NŌ storytellers from Kauaʻi High who’ve achieved national distinction: PBS Digital All-Star Leah Aiwohi and student alumna Tiffany Sagucio, a PBS Gwen Ifill Fellow

 

If you’d like to find out more about this national public media leader, you’re invited to join us at the table, so to speak, on Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 pm, broadcast and streaming.

 

Aloha nui,

Leslie signature

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
Intellectual Property in the Digital World

 

Every day, people post pictures, videos, songs and other property to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Many of those posts are shared – and some are used or stolen by a competitor, a rival or someone you don’t even know. What recourse do you have, if any, and what are your rights? Intellectual Property in the Digital World – how do you protect it? Join the discussion on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. You can phone in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
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Twitter:
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PBS Hawai‘i hosts live forum with U.S. House District 1 candidates

PBS HAWAI‘I – News Release

315 Sand Island Access Rd.| p: 808.462.5000| pbshawaii.org
Honolulu, HI 96819-2295| f: 808.462.5090

 

For questions regarding this press release, contact:
Liberty Peralta
lperalta@pbshawaii.org
808.462.5030­

 

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July 31, 2018

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: ELECTION 2018Insights on PBS Hawai‘i continues its four-month series of live candidate forums this Thursday, August 2 at 8:00 pm with the frontrunners in the Democratic Primary for the 1st Congressional District.

 

Attorney Ed Case, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, State Rep. Beth Fukumoto, State Rep. Kaniela Ing, State Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, and Honolulu City Council Chair Ernie Martin are scheduled to participate.

 

The candidate forums are scheduled for Thursday evenings through Nov. 1, with a hiatus Sept. 6 and 13 for PBS Hawai‘i’s third KĀKOU – Hawai‘i’s Town Hall.

 

Insights is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and on PBS Hawai‘i’s Facebook page. As always with Insights, viewers can join the discussions by phone, email or social media during the live program. Viewers may email their questions or comments to insights@pbshawaii.org, use the #pbsinsights hashtag on Twitter, or leave a comment in each Facebook live stream.

 

The conversational format of PBS Hawai‘i’s weekly live public affairs program sets these forums apart from traditional televised debates. Without the pre-arranged constraints of a structured debate, viewers will have a greater chance of witnessing the candidates as they are, while they engage in free-flowing discussions about community issues.

 


PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii


 

 

PBS Hawai‘i hosts Republican gubernatorial candidates in live forum

PBS HAWAI‘I – News Release

315 Sand Island Access Rd.| p: 808.462.5000| pbshawaii.org
Honolulu, HI 96819-2295| f: 808.462.5090

 

For questions regarding this press release, contact:
Liberty Peralta
lperalta@pbshawaii.org
808.462.5030­

 

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July 24, 2018

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: ELECTION 2018Insights on PBS Hawai‘i continues its four-month series of live candidate forums this Thursday with three Primary races, including a discussion with all three candidates in the Republican Primary for governor.

 

State Rep. Andria Tupola, John Carroll and Ray L’Heureux are scheduled for a live discussion this Thursday, July 26 at 9:00 pm.

 

Set to precede that discussion are 30-minute live forums for Democratic Primaries in two State Senate races. At 8:00 pm are Roz Baker and Terez Amato, who are running for Senate District 6 on West and South Maui. Afterward at 8:30 pm, Ken Ito and Jarrett Keohokalole, candidates for Windward O‘ahu’s Senate District 24, are scheduled for a live forum.

 

The candidate forums are scheduled for Thursday evenings through Nov. 1, with a hiatus Sept. 6 and 13 for PBS Hawai‘i’s third KĀKOU – Hawai‘i’s Town Hall.

 

Insights is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and on PBS Hawai‘i’s Facebook page. As always with Insights, viewers can join the discussions by phone, email or social media during the live program. Viewers may email their questions or comments to insights@pbshawaii.org, use the #pbsinsights hashtag on Twitter, or leave a comment in each Facebook live stream.

 

The conversational format of PBS Hawai‘i’s weekly live public affairs program sets these forums apart from traditional televised debates. Without the pre-arranged constraints of a structured debate, viewers will have a greater chance of witnessing the candidates as they are, while they engage in free-flowing discussions about community issues.

 


PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii


 

 

PBS Hawai‘i kicks off candidate forums with Governor’s race

PBS HAWAI‘I – News Release

315 Sand Island Access Rd.| p: 808.462.5000| pbshawaii.org
Honolulu, HI 96819-2295| f: 808.462.5090

 

For questions regarding this press release, contact:
Liberty Peralta
lperalta@pbshawaii.org
808.462.5030­

 

Download this Press Release

 

June 26, 2018

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: ELECTION 2018Insights on PBS Hawai‘i kicks off its four-month series of live candidate forums Thursday, July 5 at 8:00 pm with a scheduled discussion with the Democratic Primary candidates for Governor, incumbent David Ige and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.

 

The Republican Primary candidates – Rep. Andria Tupola, John Carroll and Ray L’Heureux – are scheduled to appear live on July 26 at 9:00 pm.

 

The candidate forums are scheduled for Thursday evenings through Nov. 1, with a hiatus Sept. 6 and 13 for PBS Hawai‘i’s third KĀKOU – Hawai‘i’s Town Hall.

 

Insights is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and on PBS Hawai‘i’s Facebook page. As always with Insights, viewers can join the discussions by phone, email or social media during the live program. Viewers may email their questions or comments to insights@pbshawaii.org, use the #pbsinsights hashtag on Twitter, or leave a comment in each Facebook live stream.

 

The conversational format of PBS Hawai‘i’s weekly live public affairs program sets these forums apart from traditional televised debates. Without the pre-arranged constraints of a structured debate, viewers will have a greater chance of witnessing the candidates as they are, while they engage in free-flowing discussions about community issues.

 


PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii


 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
How Cyber-Secure Are You?

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I revisits one of the program’s most popular discussion topics from last year – online security. From the internet, to mobile devices, to virtual worlds, it’s becoming more challenging to discern between genuine threats and ones exacerbated by the media. Meanwhile, cyber-criminals are becoming increasingly aggressive in their strategies. The experts who appeared in last year’s discussion, including guests from the FBI’s Honolulu Division and the University of Hawai‘i, return with the latest information and advice on preventing and avoiding online security breaches.

 

Join us during our live discussion by phoning in, or leaving us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and Facebook Live.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
Visit the PBS Hawai‘i Facebook page.

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

 

Cyber-Seniors

 

Follow a group of senior citizens who take their first steps into cyber-space under the tutelage of teenage mentors. Their digital exploration reaches a new level in a spirited YouTube competition that reveals hidden talents and competitive spirits.

 

Growing Up Gambling

 

This program illustrates how technology advancement makes it easy for students to engage in high-stakes gambling, taking viewers inside the brain of an online gamer and online gambler, telling the story of a student’s downward spiral into addictive online sports betting.