Feb 23, 2011

Nation's first all-student state news network to debut Feb. 28 on Hawaii PBS

America's first student news network, Hiki No – it means "can do" – premieres Feb. 28 on PBS Hawaii, reports the Star-Advertiser in Honolulu. Students from more than 50 public, charter and private high schools and middle schools in the state will contribute to the first season. Initially there will be one one new half-hour, student-created newscast each week; eventually, the project is shooting for six new Hiki No newscasts weekly. Newscasts also will be available on PBS Hawaii's website. Funding was provided by CPB and the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation.

Local filmmaker Stuart Yamane also created a half-hour documentary, "Backstory: The Making of Hiki No," which debuted Feb. 21.

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