• Short Summary

    The Hawaiian Islands, the American vision of paradise -- an enchanted group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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    aerials: scenic beaches and mountains
    4 ft

    Lone surfer standing in the water pan to coast
    11 ft

    The city by the coast
    16 ft

    Aerials: coast with skyscrapers by the beaches (2 shots)
    27 ft

    People boating
    30 ft

    Aerial: beach 'Waikiki'
    34 ft

    Sunbathers crowded on beach (7 shots)
    58 ft

    Girls doing traditional dancing
    73 ft

    Tourists being garlanded
    106 ft

    Singing and dancing for tourists
    120 ft

    Airport: plane taxiing
    132 ft

    Japanese tourists embarking greeted by girls and garlanded
    164 ft

    Traffic on freeway(travelling shot)
    167 ft

    Skyscrapers in Honolulu
    178 ft

    Japanese tourists on beach
    190 ft

    Scenic: beach and coast, warships and others berthed
    203 ft

    Tourists on boat taking photos
    205 ft

    Floating docks named after USS Tennessee
    209 ft

    Memorial- floating dock to USS West Virginia
    213 ft

    Tourists looking at harbour and taking photos
    234 ft

    U.S. flag
    240 ft

    Aerials: city
    254 ft

    Construction work to skyscrapers with cranes
    261 ft

    Traffic in the city, pedestrians, food stalls, lots of people
    297 ft

    Coconut tree pan to man sleeping underneath
    304 ft

    Joggers on pavement by the water front
    325 ft

    Girls running on the beach pan to beach and more tourists
    362 ft



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Hawaiian Islands, the American vision of paradise -- an enchanted group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

    It's a place that everyone wants to visit -- and the trouble is that too many people do.

    The main tourist island of Oahu, site of Honolulu, Waikiki and Pearl Harbour, is grappling with the problem of how to go on welcoming visitors without having them completely ruin the island's charm and beauty.

    Waikiki beach, fabled in song, story and film, is today rimmed with a wall of skyscraper hotels and jammed with wall to wall flesh.

    That's Hawaii's current problem -- to many visitors. With tourism its biggest industry, there are fears that the endless surge of visitors will erode the vibrant charm and naturalness of the mid-Pacific American state.

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