Elvis (courtesy PBS Hawaii)
Elvis (courtesy PBS Hawaii)

On January 14, 1973, Elvis Presley staged a live performance at the old Honolulu International Center (Neal Blaisdell Center) that put Hawaii on the map in more ways than one. It was the first international satellite broadcast of a solo performer – no less than the king of rock and roll himself. And the world heard Elvis sing Kui Lee’s “I’ll Remember You” during the concert benefit for the late Hawaii composer’s cancer fund.

Forty years later, PBS Hawaii airs the original broadcast Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii on Sunday, August 11 at 7:00 pm. PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and legendary promoter Tom Moffatt will co-host the live pledge-of-support program. Among the guests in the studio will be sisters Vicky Tiu Cayetano and Ginny Tiu, who were child actors in several Elvis movies.

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