C-SPAN and Spectrum Present “Hawaiʻi Weekend”, Oct. 6-7

October 5, 2018, 10:14 AM HST · Updated October 5, 10:14 AM
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C-SPAN and Spectrum will present a variety of special television programs about Hawaiʻi on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7 as part of C-SPAN’s 14-month 50 Capitals Tour.

In a partnership with Spectrum, C-SPAN traveled to Hawaiʻi in August as part of the network’s 14-month 50 Capitals Tour, taking its 45-foot Bus to Oʻahu to explore the history, literary life, landscape, culture and political environment of the state.

The bus never made it to Maui as planned because of an approaching storm system.

In Hawaiʻi, the C-SPAN networks’ commercial-free political and public affairs programming is provided by Spectrum as a public service. C-SPAN can be seen on channel 45; C-SPAN2, featuring Book TV, on channel 47; and C-SPAN3, featuring American History TV, on channel 46.

Below is a list of the featured programs:

Saturday

3:30 a.m. HST on C-SPAN

C-SPAN’s live “Washington Journal” viewer call-in program will look at major issues in Hawaiʻi. Leo Asuncion, the director of Hawaiʻi’s Office of Planning and chair of the state’s Special Action Team on Affordable Rental Housing, will join to discuss affordable housing and homelessness.

4 a.m. HST on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio’s “View from the States” program will focus on Hawaiʻi’s debate over short-term vacation rentals like Airbnb and how they’ve affected life in Hawaiʻi, a major tourist destination. C-SPAN Radio will air Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s State of the City Address proposing stiff fines for operators of thousands of illegal, short-term vacation rentals. The program will also include residents and business owners testifying before the Honolulu Planning Commission on this issue. C-SPAN Radio is available on the free C-SPAN Radio App and at www.c-span.org/radio.

6 a.m. HST (re-airs Saturday at 9 p.m.) on C-SPAN2

** C-SPAN2 programming is subject to change based on the U.S. Senate’s schedule. **

The C-SPAN Cities Tour and Book TV will present programs featuring the following books, authors and writers on C-SPAN2:

  • Ken Inouye, son of former U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, shares some highlights from his father’s extensive book collection, which is held at the University of Hawaiʻi at West O’ahu.
  • In his book, “Eddie Would Go,” author Stuart Coleman shares the life of legendary Native Hawaiian surfer Eddie Aikau.
  • Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré, who covers transportation issues for the online newspaper, talks about Honolulu’s Rail Transit project.
  • In “The Value of Hawaiʻi: Know the Past, Shaping the Future,” author and Dean of the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge Jonathon Osorio talks about the history of Hawaiʻi and the challenges Native Hawaiians are facing today.
  • Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré talks about preserving Native Hawaiian culture.
  • Author Dan Boylan explores the life and accomplishments of former Hawaiʻi Gov. John Burns in his book, “John A. Burns: The Man and His Times.”
  • Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré explains how people living in Hawaiʻi, including Native Hawaiians, think about being considered part of the United States.
  • Sydney Iaukea, author of, “The Queen and I: A Story of Dispossessions and Reconnections in Hawaiʻi,” uses Curtis Iaukea’s memoires to explore the life of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi’s last ruling monarch, Queen Lili’uokalani.
  • Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré talks about housing issues facing Honolulu.
  • Author Chad Blair explores Hawaiʻi’s past and present through the lens of race, gender, class and more in his book, “Money, Color & Sex in Hawaiʻi Politics.”

8 a.m. HST (re-airs Saturday at 11 p.m.) on C-SPAN2

** C-SPAN2 programming is subject to change based on the U.S. Senate’s schedule. **

Book TV will feature archived programing on the following books about Hawaiʻi:

  • Sarah Vowell, author of “Unfamiliar Fishes,” examines the Americanization of Hawaiʻi that began with the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820.
  • Yunte Hwang, author of “Charlie Chan,” looks at the life and times of the real Hawaiʻi detective Chang Apana (1871-1933) and the cultural impact of the fictional character based on him.
  • Tom Coffman, author of “Nation Within,” discusses how the U.S. obtained Hawaiʻi and the resistance to annexation by the native population.

3:30 p.m. HST (re-airs Saturday at 7:30 p.m.) on C-SPAN3

American History TV’s “Oral Histories” program will feature the following interview on C-SPAN3:

  • Hawaiʻi Senator Daniel Inouye, who served in the Senate from 1963 until his death in 2012. Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-volunteer unit made up entirely of second-generation Japanese Americans. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallant action and lost an arm in battle. This interview was recorded by Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

4 p.m. HST (re-airs Sunday at 10 a.m.) on C-SPAN3

American History TV’s “Reel America” program will feature three documentaries about Hawaiʻi on C-SPAN3:

  • “Soldier in Hawaiʻi” (1956), a U.S. Army film describing the islands as a strategic military base of operations in the Pacific.
  • “The Hawaiian Islands” (1924), a Ford Company silent film highlighting the island’s pineapple and sugar cane plantations, Honolulu’s shops, tourists visiting beaches and lava flows.
  • “Longines Chronoscope” (1952), a CBS News show with Joseph Farrington, Hawaiʻi’s delegate to the U.S. Congress, and journalists who question him on why Hawaiʻi should become the 49th state.

Sunday

12 a.m. HST on C-SPAN3

American History TV’s “Oral Histories” program will feature the following interview:

  • Hawaiʻi Sen. Daniel Akaka, the first Native Hawaiian in the U.S. Senate, talked about growing up in Hawaiʻi, witnessing the Pearl Harbor attack, how it affected Native Hawaiians and how it led to the senator’s own service in the Army Corps of Engineers at the end of World War II. This is part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

3:30 a.m. HST on C-SPAN

C-SPAN’s live “Washington Journal” viewer call-in program will look at major issues in Hawaiʻi. Jeff Mikulina, executive director of the Blue Planet Foundation, will join to talk about renewable energy.

8 a.m. HST on C-SPAN3

The C-SPAN Cities Tour and American History TV will present programs featuring the following local experts and historical sites on C-SPAN3:

  • We visit Waimea Valley, an area of cultural and religious significance to Native Hawaiians. Ka’ulamealani Diamond, cultural programs manager, guides us through the area known as the “Valley of the Priests.”
  • Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré talks about preserving Native Hawaiian culture.
  • Zita Cup Choy, historian docent educator, gives us a tour through the ʻIolani Palace, including the room where Queen Lili’uokalani was held after the overthrow.
  • State Sen. J. Kalani English of Maui provides a tour of the Hawaiʻi State Capitol, which includes highlighting the symbolism in the structure’s architecture.
  • Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré explains how people living in Hawaiʻi, including Native Hawaiians, think about being considered part of the United States.
  • Meghan Rathbun, curatorial assistant, goes aboard the USS Missouri to show the surrender deck where documents were signed by U.S. and Japanese officials ending World War II.
  • Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré talks about housing issues facing Honolulu.
  • Ka’iulani Murphy, apprentice navigator, shares the legacy of voyaging and how the Hōkūle’a voyage canoe marked a generation of renewal for Hawai‘i’s indigenous people, their voyaging and navigation traditions, and the Hawaiian culture.
  • Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré, who covers transportation issues for the online newspaper, talks about Honolulu’s Rail Transit project.

All video segments will be available indefinitely on the C-SPAN Video Library at www.c-span.org.

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