The Today Show landed in Hawaii last week and put on an
impressive performance as it showcased our beautiful state to the rest of the
Productions such as these are not easy and do not happen
overnight. We were honored to help the today show with logistics, news
promotion and live shots, but NBC is to be commended for making the commitment
to send dozens of producers, photographers and engineers, as well as Matt
Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist to devote three hours
to our islands.
Al Roker was called away to the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma
and the rest of the week took a tragic turn, as other pieces of today's "Great
American Adventure" had to be scuttled or downsized.
But the Hawaii piece turned out wonderfully.
Special thanks go to the staff of the Royal Hawaiian to
accommodate an event that took over their hotel grounds for several days, and
the tricky maneuver of going live between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Hawaii time. The
crowds were enthusiastic, security was tight and the logistics were impeccable.
It was a wonderful Hawaiian postcard to the folks on the
mainland who no doubt are clamoring to plan their next vacations. We owe the
today show a debt of gratitude.
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