HI Ho - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News Now, Local Programming

October 28, 2010


"Hawaii Five-0" has received a full season commitment from the CBS network, which means 22 hour-long episodes will be in the can and on-air by the spring. An upcoming Hollywood cinematic treat, "The Tempest", was filmed on Lanai and the Big Island with lots of stark and beautiful footage surrounding a cast of stars including Helen Mirren, Chris Cooper, and Russell Brand.

Anytime Hawaii gets big time visibility, nationwide or worldwide, whether through golf or football or TV shows or movies, it benefits all of us. More people talking about Hawaii, more people thinking about Hawaii, and optimally, more people coming to Hawaii- whether on vacation or for business reasons. We take great pride in our mix of cultures, our social climate and the consistent daily climate, and being able to celebrate that through mass media is a good thing. Heck, lots of states are apparently jealous of New Jersey for its ability to cause a stir with local TV shows of late- though I'm not sure the culture of "The Sopranos" or "Jersey Shore" is anything to really celebrate.

Just imagine if your daily job was to pitch Iowa, or Nebraska, or Delaware. All nice states for sure with many attributes for locals, but perhaps a tad more difficult to lure visitors than many other states. So as we see the success of "5-0", football events, golf tournaments, and movies that showcase Hawaii in one way or another, be thankful that these opportunities help to keep us from being ignored as the most isolated land mass on the planet. Think about it…

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