Last night at a special Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki, Governor Linda Lingle declared September Hawaii Five-0 Month. State and city officials and members of CBS television were joined by thousands of fans to premiere the pilot episode of the new television series. Waikiki State Rep. Tom Brower got a chance to talk to Georja Skinner (Hawaii Film Office Administrator) and fellow residents about how the show will portray our state and its culture.
When Rep. Brower was asked what he thought about the red carpet, he lightheartedly replied, "If you’re like me, when you're free styling on the red carpet, you gotta watch your back. To get the picture, you go low, you go high, sometimes you have to get all up in there."
Hawaii Five-0 was originally aired on CBS from September 20, 1968 to April 4, 1980. The show's revival is big business for Hawaii, with anticipated revenues of more than $60 million dollars.
Photo: Scott Caan (Danno) and Rep. Brower (Tommo) share a few words while sitting on a cooler back stage. Thanks to Augie T for taking the picture. (Courtesy of Rep. Brower)
Photos from Rep. Brower: Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park talk to Marissa Yamane (KHON) and an Entertainment Tonight correspondent on the Red Carpet (which was on the sand). (Courtesy of Rep. Brower)