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Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii Previous Broadcasts

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 28, 2013 -- 6:00 PM

Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with this TV concert special. The performance took place at the Honolulu International Center Arena in Hawaii on January 14, 1973. At 12:30am Hawaiian time, the concert was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries. It attracted 37.8% of the viewers in Japan, 91.8% in the Philippines, 70% in Hong Kong, and 70-80% of the viewers in Korea. It was seen on a delayed basis in approximately 30 European countries later the same day.
It did not air in the US until April 4th, when an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented on NBC. That broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience. In all, it was seen in about 40 countries by 1-to-1.5 billion people. A global smash. Entertainment events presented live via satellite are common today but, in 1973, this was a first. Never before had one performer held the world's attention in such a way. This special presents Elvis Presley at the pinnacle of his superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 29, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
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