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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 3:23 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2008

PBS to air interview with Nona Beamer tonight

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By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Staff Writer

An encore presentation of Auntie Nona Beamer's last interview, "Long Story Short With Leslie Wilcox," will be aired at 8:30 tonight on PBS Hawai'i.

The special presentation preempts "Pacific Showcase."

Beamer died in her sleep at 3 a.m. today in her Lahaina home she shared with her entertainer son, Keola Beamer.

The Beamer interview was conducted last October and depicts the cultural icon who has tirelessly worked to perpetuate and preserve Hawaiian cultural traditions.

Reach Wayne Harada at wharada@honoluluadvertiser.com.