Waikiki Steel Guitar Week

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Alan Akaka and The Islanders (Gary Aiko, Kaipo Asing) appeared on a segment on KITV Television's Morning News program with anchors Ann Sterling and Lara Yamada to publicize the 2015 festival.

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  • The KITV studio lobby.
  • Arriving at the studio for a very early call.
  • Alan Akaka checking his tuning.
  • Getting ready for the sound check.
  • Kaipo and Gary setting up.
  • Warming up and preparing for the sound check.
  • Sound check.
  • More sound check.
  • Kaipo Asing.
  • Gary Aiko.
  • Alan Akaka
  • Waiting in the lobby after sound check.
  • The show is On the Air!
  • KITV Morning News anchor Lara Yamada.
  • KITV Morning News anchors Ann Sterling and Lara Yamada.
  • The morning news team production crew.
  • Ann Sterling interviewing Alan Akaka during the live segment.
  • Ann Sterling interviewing Alan Akaka.
  • Camera view of the on-air interview and performance.
  • Alan Akaka and The Islanders performing a musical selection on-air.
  • Commercial break time with Ann Sterling and Lara Yamada.
  • Ann and Lara.
  • Getting ready for the second segment.
  • Production crew makes last minute adjustments for the second segment.
  • The camera is in position for the second segment.
  • The entire program is scripted to the second. Here the camera operator verifies the schedule.
  • While camera 1 focuses on the musicians, camera 2 is on the news anchors (as seen in the production monitor) as they describe the festival.
  • Ann Sterling and Lara Yamada talking about the festival.
  • The second segment live musical interlude.
  • The second segment featured a musical interlude with an off-camera description of the festival.
  • The production setup during the second segment showing the musicians and the camera crew.
  • The musical interlude.
  • The live camera crew.
  • The camera operator checks the production schedule during the broadcast.
  • The KITV Morning News team with weather reporter Paul Drewes, Ann Sterling, Lara Yamada, and traffic reporter Lei Kaholohula.
  • Another musical interlude as the show breaks for commercial.
  • Alan Akaka with KITV News Team anchor Lara Yamada and Traffic Reporter Lei Kaholokula.
  • Alan Akaka, Lara Yamada and Lei Kaholokula.
  • Gary AIko, Lara Yamada, Alan Akaka, Lei Kaholokula, and Kaipo Asing.

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