HONOLULU, HI – October 26, 2015– OC16 is proud to be holding an exclusive presentation of its “All the Things We Are Veterans Day Special 2015” for veterans of the 442nd RCT and 100th Battalion and their families at Maunalani Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Kaimuki on Thursday, November 5th at 3:30 p.m. The special premieres on OC16 (Oceanic channel 12/1012 in HD) on Sunday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m.
The exclusive half-hour fall special features Hawaii’s WWII Nisei veterans as they share their stories of courage and talk about how the bombing of Pearl Harbor forever changed their lives and our state. Host Jenn Boneza also spotlights the cast of “Peace on Your Wings,” a locally produced musical based on the life of Sadako Sasaki who survived the bombing of Hiroshima. You’ll find out how the cast is spreading Sadako’s message of hope not only in Hawaii but abroad. Finally, the show will introduce you to the talented America’s Got Talent winner and ventriloquist Tarry Fator and show you how he has made giving back to our veterans and their families his mission.
“This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII OC16 wanted to spotlight our brave veterans–the men who fought for our country despite being treated poorly because of their race,” said Boneza. “We owe so much to these men not just for their sacrifice in the war but for the countless contributions many of them made after they returned home.”
Boneza, the producer and host of the show, will be on hand for the premiere screening at Maunalani Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, which is the home to several of the 442nd RCT and 100th Battalion veterans. For more information about the screening or to attend contact Czarina Tabilas the Community Life Director at CzarinaT@maunalani.org
“All the Things We Are Veterans Day Special 2015” premieres on OC16 Sunday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m. with encore presentations on Monday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m.
About “All the Things We Are”
The exclusive series “All the Things We Are” premiered on OC16 in 2011 and is presented twice a year featuring individuals and organizations that believe in selflessly giving back and spreading aloha in order to enrich the local community and all of our lives. It also spotlights the cultural diversity we celebrate here in the islands. The show is produced and hosted by Jenn Boneza, a local reporter and host.
Past episodes of “All the Things We Are” have featured stories on Special Olympics Hawaii, Make-A-Wish Hawaii, the Hawaiian Humane Society, the American Heart Association as well as features on cancer survivors and seniors who volunteer in the community.
To watch back episodes of “All the Things We Are” log on to http://shows.oc16.tv/
Now reaching more than 300 thousand homes in Hawaii and hundreds of thousands more throughout the world via the Internet, OC16 is the only station in the United States that produces 100 percent original, 100 percent local programs. Throughout the years, technological advancements have allowed OC16 to improve not only the quality of its broadcasts with the creation of high definition but the number of viewers able to watch them. Oceanic led the way in HD sports telecasts and continues to offer its customers more ways to watch the sports and programs they love. OC16 launched its website www.oc16.tv with exclusive live streaming of all of its programs and games in 2008. OC16’s website allows viewers from around the world the chance to watch Hawaii’s young student athletes play live via the internet.
The origination of local programming on Oceanic Cable began September 13, 1989 with a live football double-header from the Oahu Interscholastic Association on the original local cable network, KBLE Ch. 17.
As the years went by, the channel moved around the lineup but finally found its home on channel 16 September 8, 1997 and was branded OC16. The first locally produced half-hour series that premiered on OC16 in December 1997 was “Fishing Tales with Mike Sakamoto,” followed a couple of months later by “Hawaiian Diving Adventures,” now called “Outside Hawaii.”
OC16 began airing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in August 2003. The station has come a long way since its first OIA football game. OC16 now broadcasts over 300 live events a year from the OIA and HHSAA, features concert performances from Hawaii’s hottest entertainers, has presented the Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pageant live since 2008 and has over 35 locally produced original shows.
OC16 is exclusive for Oceanic customers and can be found on channel 12 and 1012 in HD. XCast, Oceanic’s new prep sports station can be seen on channel 1020.