Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii

Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii

Monday, December 2 at 9:30 p.m.

Return to 1973, when Elvis Presley made TV history with a live concert, televised via satellite.

Elvis Presley was at the pinnacle of his superstardom when he made television history in 1973 with this live concert special, televised globally via satellite. Now, 40 years later, don’t miss one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career as Elvis sings “Suspicious Minds,” “Hound Dog,” "Burning Love," “Blue Suede Shoes,” “My Way,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and many more.

The performance took place at the Honolulu International Center Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 14, 1973. At 12:30 a.m. Hawaiian time, the concert was beamed live to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries, and seen on a delayed basis in approximately 30 European countries later the same day.

An American TV audience would have to wait until April 4, when an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented on NBC. That broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience and was NBC’s highest rated program of the year. In all, it was a global smash, seen in approximately 40 countries by close to 1.5 billion people — more people than saw man landing on the moon.