PBS Hawaii, is a PBS member television station located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. PBS Hawaiʻi is Hawaiʻi’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). They are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) multi-media organization and the only locally owned broadcast television station in Hawaiʻi. The station is owned by the Hawaiʻi Public Television Foundation, which is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. For almost 50 years, PBS Hawaiʻi was located on Dole Street on the campus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu. In 2016, PBS Hawaii moved to its current location at 315 Sand Island Access Road, in a renovated and expanded facility.
Their mission is to advance learning and discovery through storytelling that touches lives. Their vision sees PBS Hawaii as a digital touchstone for the community, connecting and convening citizens of all ages in civil discourse, appreciation of culture and the arts, lessons of history and in shaping Hawaii’s future.
In Hawaiʻi, the most ethnically and culturally diverse state in the union, they are committed to upholding Hawaii’s universal values:
Pono – seek rightness and balance
ʻImi Naʻauao – seek knowledge and wisdom
Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi – respect the dignity of others
Kūlia I Ka Nuʻu – strive for excellence
Kuleana – accept responsibility for the collective good
Lokahi – promote collaboration and unity
Mālama – protect and care for