"Cultures of Las Vegas: The Poles," a discussion of the culture, traditions and history of the Polish people in the Las Vegas Valley and beyond, will debut on Clark County Television (CCTV) Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8:30 p.m. and air through Dec. 15.
Guest moderated by Jerry Brown of KSNV Channel 3, "Cultures of Las Vegas: The Poles" is a 48-minute discussion featuring Father Gerry Grupczynski, pastor of Our Lady of Las Vegas church; Iwona Podrorski of The Polish American Social Club of Las Vegas; Elzbieta Youngman, president of St. John Paul II Polish School and member of the Piast Polish Dance Group, and UNLV Polish-American student Nicholas Beker. Singers Grazyna Mierzwinski and Antoni Cembrzynski performed. And delicacies from The Polish Deli at 5900 W Charleston Blvd. were displayed. This show was produced by the Clark County Office of Public Communications & CCTV to coincide with Poland's Independence Day, which was Nov. 11.
The show also may be viewed on Clark County's YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV. A direct link to the video: https://youtu.be/UOz5qjA6jNA. The show is also available on Clark County's "Cultures of Las Vegas" podcast available for iPhones and Androids.
"The contribution of Poles to the cultural life of Las Vegas is significant and very rich," said Erik Pappa, the County's director of Public Communications. "Polish Independence Day presents us with an opportunity to help review the importance of this contribution to our community. I want to thank KSNV Channel 3 Meterologist Jerry Brown, who is 9 percent Polish – he says it's his 'best 9 percent' -- for moderating this discussion as well as the panelists for their insights."
Additional CCTV air times this week: Friday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Subsequent dates and times will be viewable at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4/1004 on Cox cable and on CenturyLink on Channels 4 and 1004 as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. Live streaming of CCTV programming is available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov and www.YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3.