Monday, September 28, 2015


Today’s Kokua Council Program: "How the media analyzes and covers homelessness" with Rick Blangiardi

From the Kokua Council announcement:


Monday, September 28,, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.


11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: Rick Blangiardi: "How the media analyzes and covers homelessness"

Rick Blangiardi co-authored an op-ed published in the August 23, 2015 Star-Advertiser titled, A crisis that demands action, referring to the current homelessness crisis. Kokua Council has invited him to enlarge on his views.

Rick Blangiardi is the General Manager of Hawaii’s largest multimedia company, Hawaii News Now, KGMB (CBS) and KHNL (NBC). In 1977, he began his broadcast career at KGMB and is a nationally recognized television broadcaster, succeeding in senior executive positions in many of the nation’s most competitive markets including Seattle, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Prior to returning to Hawaii in 2002, Blangiardi was the President of Telemundo Holdings, Inc., the nation’s second largest Hispanic television network and was highly instrumental in leading the sale of Telemundo in 2001 to NBC for $2.7 billion.

1:00 Adjourn


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