Hawaii Five-0 ran on CBS from 1968 to 1990, one of the longest-running series in broadcast history. You may not remember a thing about the show itself, but you will undoubtedly remember its theme song ... one of television's all time greats.
Hawaii is on my mind because 50 years ago today it became the 50th state of US. Pretty awesome anniversary, if you ask me. In celebration, I post the above photo which was taken a tad 18 years ago. I'm sitting on a cliff above Black Sand Beach in Maui shooting a commercial for American Express. On my left is then-unknown/now-famous author Augusten Burroughs. He was the copywriter for the commercial which, incidentally had no words.
Happy Anniversary, Hawaii, and 50 big Alohas.