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PBS Hawaii reopens restored studio after fire

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HONOLULU (AP) - PBS Hawaii has reopened a newly restored television studio that was damaged in a fire seven months ago.

Kahu Kawika Kahiapo, a PBS Hawaii Board Member and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning musical artist, blessed the studio on Monday.

The station will air its first live broadcast from the new studio Monday night.

The November fire started when a studio light blew out and the flames spread to ceiling insulation.

PBS Hawaii CEO Leslie Wilcox says insurance covered the cost of the restoration work.

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