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Daniel Brings High Surf to Big Island, Viacom Out on Direct TV, Mufi Hannemann

DANIEL BRINGS HIGH SURF TO THE BIG ISLAND

A high surf advisory is posted through Friday thanks to big waves churning around Tropical Storm Daniel. It's currently centered about 1 thousand miles east-southeast of Hilo. Meanwhile, Emilia has lost some steam, but is still a Category 2 hurricane. Dan Cooke will have the latest on the storms' track this morning on Sunrise.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Even though Hawaii does not expect to see a major impact from these storms, it's always smart to have emergency supplies on hand. This morning, Ramsay will run through the check list. If you don't have the Hawaii News Now weather app, now would be a great time to get it. You can also check out our hurricane tracker at HawaiiNewsNow.com.

VIACOM CHANNELS GO DARK

Overnight, 20 million Direct TV customers nationwide lost popular shows like Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" and MTV's "Jersey Shore." 24 channels including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, Spike TV, TV Land, and CMT went dark. Direct TV and Viacom failed to come to an agreement on programming fees. The dispute highlights intensifying friction between content companies and pay-TV distributors over costs of programming. Just yesterday, local customers lost KITV due to a dispute between KITV's owner Hearst Television and Time Warner Cable.

ONE ON ONE WITH MUFI HANNEMANN

We continue our conversations this morning on Sunrise with candidates for Congressional District 2 ahead of tomorrow night's Hawaii News Now/Star Advertiser Debate. This morning, we'll talk issues with Mufi Hannemann at 7:50. Details on our debate here.

ANOTHER HEALTHCARE VOTE

31 Times, but who's counting? Today, the Republican-led House of Representatives is holding another vote to repeal President Obama's health care law. It doesn't stand a chance in the Senate so it's strictly for show, but it plays to the base in both parties. Republicans say they won't stop until they succeed.

Hope you can join us for Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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