Tube notes: More KITV news, restaurants on Food Network
KITV: Adding 30 minutes of Saturday news time
May Day may be Lei Day in Hawai’i but at KITV4, the ABC affiliate, May 1 is when Pamela Young anchors an extra 30 minutes of local news from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Thus, Channel 4 will ultimately offer a 90-minute block of local and world news every Saturday, with the new slot added to the existing 5 p.m. local show, followed by the ABC World News at 5:30 p.m., and then the add-on 6 p.m. telecast.
In an announcement today, KITV president and general manager said in a statement: “We received positive feedback after expanding our weeknight 10 p.m. newscast to a full hour last fall. We believe our viewers not only want more news, but can be better served with the addition of local news on Saturday.”
Said Genie Garner, KITV news director: “One of our goals is to strengthen local news coverage in Hawai’i. Expanding our 10 p.m. newscast was a start; adding a Saturday newscast is another step towards this goal.”
Food Network: Highway Inn gets ‘Diners’ slot
Highway Inn, a popular West O’ahu eatery in Waipahu, will be featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” show, April 5.
The newly-remodeled restaurant shares the spotlight with Nico’s at Pier 38, Hank’s Haute Dogs, Rainbow Drive In and Poke Stop.
As part of the remodeling-reopening, the restaurant is offering a 40 per cent discount on everything on the menu on April 5. Consequently, Hawaiian Combo Plates normally ranging from $11.65 to $8.95 will be priced from $6.99 to $5.37.
“We’re so happy with the nostalgic look and feel of the newly redesigned interior, we thought it would be fun to continue the experience by taking 40 per cent off our entire restaurant menu in honor of the 1940s, the decade we first opened,” said Monica Toguchi, vice president and granddaughter of Seiichi Toguchi, Highway Inn founder.
Highway Inn is located at 94-226 Leoku St. and is noted for its signature beef stew, pipikaula and laulau.
KFVE: ‘Emme’s Classic’ continues Sunday reboot
“Emme’s Classic Island Moments,” a collection of Emme Tomimbang specials new to the KFVE Channel 5 Sunday lineup, continues from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday (March 28).
The show revisits film producer Chris Lee, former president of Tri Star Columbia Pictures and the first Asian to head a movie studio; entrepreneur Tom Moffatt, the deejay-promoter who has staged an endless list of shows; and singer Nohelani Cypriano, who reflects on a CD-DVD project that honors her late mother, Leinaala Simerson.