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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 19, 2007

Nation to get look at winning halau

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Writer

Halau I Ka Wekiu, the hula halau that earned the overall group laurels in this year's Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, will be seen in a segment set to air about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on "The CBS Early Show." The Honolulu-based halau is led by Karl Veto Baker and Michael Nalanikila'ekolu Casupang.

A CBS news team, with host Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race"), shadowed halau members during last month's 44th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. Halau I Ka Wekiu also was the overall group kane winner, group kane kahiko winner, and group kane 'auana winner.

The airtime is subject to change, according to CBS.

Reach Wayne Harada at wharada@honoluluadvertiser.com.