Rearview: Annual awards bestowed for contributions to Hawaii

Merry Christmas! Every year at this time, I issue my Rearview Mirror Annual Awards for those who have made a contribution to Hawaii. Some of them made history, some researched it, some preserved it and some shared it. All have added to the richness that is our Hawaii. Here’s Part 1. I’ll conclude Jan. 1.

>> Leslie Wilcox: Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

Leslie Wilcox has worked in journalism for 48 years, first at the Kalani High School paper, then the Hono­lulu Star-Bulletin, KGMB, KHON-TV and, for the last 14 years, at PBS Hawaii, where she was president and CEO.

She created “Long Story Short With Leslie Wilcox,” a PBS Hawaii interview program that recorded over 330 interesting islanders from across the world. If you missed an episode, the 30-minute videos and transcripts are on its website.

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