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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, August 27, 2006

'Ukulele factory fascinates show host

 •  Crowds roll in for 'Antiques Roadshow'

By Will Hoover
Advertiser Staff Writer

"Roadshow" host Mark Walberg, with show publicist Kate Hathaway, talks with an antiques owner. Walberg filmed a segment about the Kamaka 'ukulele factory on Friday.

REBECCA BREYER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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"Antiques Roadshow" host Mark Walberg breezed through the production area yesterday morning on his way to a quilting class in preparation for a segment on Hawaiian quilts.

On Friday, Walberg filmed a segment about the Kamaka Hawai'i 'ukulele factory on South Street.

"We saw all the 'ukuleles and how they make them and that was unbelievably interesting," said Walberg, as the show's trademark din of voices reverberated all around him.

"And I actually played the first Kamaka pineapple 'ukulele and it plays fantastic."

Reach Will Hoover at whoover@honoluluadvertiser.com.