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'High Tech Hawaii' Expands to First Ever 4-Part Series On PBS's Computer Chronicles.

Business Editors/High Tech Writers

KIHEI, MAUI, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 07, 2001

February is "High Tech Hawaii" month on PBS's Computer Chronicles, a public television series that reaches 3,000,000 viewers internationally with 300 stations in the U.S. and 100 stations in other countries. Stewart Cheifet, founder and host of the long-running show, announced the expansion to the first-ever four-part series was required to provide adequate coverage to the topic of Hawaii's strong high tech industry. It will air on four consecutive Saturdays in February beginning with February 3 at 4:30 p.m. on KHET 11 in Honolulu and KMEB 10 in Wailuku.

The programs will feature the following topics (subject to change without notice)

Part One, Saturday, February 3rd Trex Enterprises, Maui Maui Space Surveillance System and Air Force Research Laboratory,

Maui Micro Gaia Inc., Maui Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, Maui Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO), Hawaii Island Natural Energy Labs of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), Hawaii Island

Part Two, Saturday, February 10th Trex Enterprises, Kauai AdTech, Oahu Mid-Pacific Broadband Inc., Oahu Gemini Telescope, Hawaii Island UH Infrasound Laboratory, Hawaii Island Hawaii Volcano Observatory, Hawaii Island

Part Three, Saturday, February 17th Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai Textron Systems, Kauai MHPCC, Maui Gary Shipman, Hawaii Island Jerre Tanner, Hawaii Island Origin, Maui 1st Domain.Net, Maui Redline Media, Kauai Tectonics, Maui

Part Four, Saturday, February 24th Tripler Army Medical Center's E-health program, Oahu Best Industries USA, Oahu Chiefess Kamakahelei School, Kauai Manoa Innovation Center and High Tech Development Corporation,

Oahu Mayor James "Kimo" Apana, Maui Governor Benjamin Cayetano, Oahu David Fradin, Digital Communications Green Point Nurseries, Hawaii Island

Stewart Cheifet, who has been called "The Dean of Television Computer Journalists," pioneered the field 17 years ago when he created and launched the award-winning public television series to address the interests of computer enthusiasts. He spent 12 days in December capturing footage of the high tech industry on Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii Island for the show. Working with the partners of Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii (EDAH) -- Maui Economic Development Board, Kauai Economic Development Board, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board and Pacific International Center for High Technology Research -- Cheifet interviewed over two dozen industry insiders on the four islands ranging from dual use enterprises to successful tech companies and start ups.

Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii

EDAH is comprised of non-profit corporations founded in the 1980s and was incorporated into an umbrella alliance in 1999. The collective mission of EDAH is to identify and nurture balanced economic progress, education, job growth and quality career opportunities throughout the islands in keeping with our unique cultural identity, to preserve and protect our quality of life and outstanding natural resources. Each organization brings special volunteer talents and partnership funding resources (federal, state and private) towards common goals and objectives in key areas including science and technology, diversified agriculture, tourism product development, dual-use technology, and business attraction and retention.

For information, contact Jeanne Skog at the Maui Economic Development Board: 590 Lipoa Parkway, Suite 103; Kihei, Maui, HI 96753; 808/875-2336, fax 808/879-0011, email skog@medb.org.
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