PBS Hawaii Premieres "HIKI NO SEASON TWO"

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Storytelling for the 21st century produced by local students has earned a primetime spot on PBS Hawaii's fall lineup. HIKI NÔ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network premieres its second season on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. Students from 64 public, private and charter schools are participating in the weekly half-hour program.

"HIKI NÔ gives voice to our youth as they use real-world skills to share stories from diverse communities across our island state," said PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox. "Through the process of gathering information, writing, shooting and producing their stories, HIKI NÔ students develop critical thinking and workforce skills, while meeting PBS Hawaii's high standards for broadcast journalism," added Wilcox.

The premiere episode includes reports from Waianae High School (Leeward Oahu), Wheeler Middle School (Central Oahu), H.P. Baldwin High School (Maui), Waiakea High School (Hawaii), Roosevelt High School (Honolulu), Molokai High School (Molokai), Lahaina Intermediate (Maui) and Kea`au High School (Hawaii), with Konawaena High School (West Hawaii) as hosts. The 26-episode season will run until next April.

HIKI NÔ Season Two introduces an evening of diverse, local programming on Hawaii's only public television station.  At 8:00 PM on Insights on PBS Hawaii, host Dan Boylan and guest panelists engage in a live one-hour discussion of local issues. At 9:00 PM, PBS Hawaii Presents offers a showcase for Hawaii's independent filmmakers and producers to share their unique perspectives on our statewide communities.

Hawaii's only public television station, PBS Hawaii, reaches viewers across the island state. Locally owned and independent, the non profit media organization is evolving on-air and online to best serve the people of Hawaii. Through quality programming and community interaction, PBS Hawaii connects with citizens of all ages to share trustworthy information, culture and the arts, and lifelong learning.

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