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wickedwahine11
05-18-2009, 01:16 PM
For those of you in the SoCal area, KOCE Channel 50 (PBS on DirectTV - don't know what it is for cable or dish network) will be airing the Heart Strings documentary on Kamaka Ukulele this Friday 5/22 at 11:30pm.

I'm a Kanile'a person, not a Kamaka, but I figured you Kamaka Klub members might be interested in checking it out, I know that I'm definitely going to DVR it!

You can find out when it airs in your area at this website,
http://www.pbs.org/heartstrings/airdates.html

CoffeeMate
05-18-2009, 01:53 PM
It's on right now in the St. Louis area, another showing at 11:30 tonight, then 2 showings on Friday. Missed 20 mins. of it so I'm going to watch it later. So excited :D oh and thanks for the heads up I never would have known otherwise

SamUke
05-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Coffee, I am in St. Louis but it is not on PBS? Is it on a different channel here?

dnewton2
05-18-2009, 03:02 PM
Not on in my area for at least the next two weeks. Bummer. Hope it comes on sometime.

CoffeeMate
05-18-2009, 03:34 PM
Coffee, I am in St. Louis but it is not on PBS? Is it on a different channel here?

Sorry, it is on the 3rd digital channel, go to channel 9-3. It will be on next at 11:30 tonight. Where in St. Louis are you? CoffeeJunkee and I have been looking for ukers in this area.

CoffeeMate
05-18-2009, 03:43 PM
Not on in my area for at least the next two weeks. Bummer. Hope it comes on sometime.

Bummer :( Doesn't seem fair

wfwhitson
05-18-2009, 03:54 PM
missed it was on this morning at 4AM

Darn I would have gotten up to see it :music:

Ahnko Honu
05-18-2009, 04:59 PM
What da hay, they making us Hawaiians wait until May 28th. :mad:
They should show it FIRST here IMMHO. :old:

1014
05-18-2009, 04:59 PM
there was Bill Tapia documentary on KCSM (PBS -- San Mateo, Ca) last night. i think there is a replay at 4amPST.

Lori
05-18-2009, 05:45 PM
Here's a link where you can connect to your local schedules (Check Local Listing link in box over video window) :

http://www.pbs.org/heartstrings/index.html?playertype=quicktime;speed=320;mediatyp e=video;media=%2Fheartstrings%2Fheartstrings_320.m ov%2C%2Fheartstrings%2Fheartstrings_320.wmv;versio n=1.0;playertemplate=heartstrings%2Fincludes%2Fvid eo%2Fvideo_template.html;basepath=%2Fheartstrings% 2Findex.html;prefchange=1

–Lori

Brad Bordessa
05-18-2009, 06:20 PM
I saw it already. It was very interesting. I really didn't know much about Kamaka before unfortunately, so I learned a lot.

They covered the fact about the deaf people who work on the 'ukuleles. I had heard rumors, but I wasn't sure if it was true - it is. There are also short interviews with Kamaka artists including Gordon Mark, Brian Tolentino, and the man himself: Jake Shimabukuro. Fred and Sam Kamaka are featured as well.

But the best part for me was that the narrator actually said 'ukulele right! Thank you PBS.

Ahnko Honu
05-18-2009, 06:30 PM
But the best part for me was that the narrator actually said 'ukulele right! Thank you PBS.

They didn't say yoo-kah-lay-lee? What is this world coming to? :old:

experimentjon
05-18-2009, 09:35 PM
What da hay, they making us Hawaiians wait until May 28th. :mad:
They should show it FIRST here IMMHO. :old:

LOL, that's because they aired it here several times already, starting a few months ago. And I always found out after they aired it. Boo on me. Hopefully I remember to catch it this time and am not out of the house when it airs. :D

wickedwahine11
06-10-2009, 10:35 AM
Does anyone know if this is available for download or purchase anywhere? Or even viewable on the Internet anywhere? Now that I'm on the Kamaka bandwagon, I would really like the chance to see it again and/or buy or download it.

SamUke
06-10-2009, 11:00 AM
I watched this last night in St. Louis and it was great, great history and lots of great footage of the the factory. Makes you want a Kamaka!

nikolo727
06-10-2009, 11:05 AM
someone put it on youtube!! lol. I get no good tv channels here. Comcast hates people in PA i guess. :/

danged
06-10-2009, 07:05 PM
I watched this video many times, it is played on Hawaiian Airlines when to fly from Hawaii to the Mainland (continental U.S. for those that pronounce yoo-koo-lay-lay):)