A discussion of the culture, traditions and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Las Vegas Valley and beyond will debut on Clark County Television Wednesday, May 8, and air throughout Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.
"Influences of Asia and the Pacific," moderated by Tiana Bohner of Fox 5 KVVU Television, is a 47-minute discussion that features Dorinda Burnet and Rozita Lee of the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club, Mark Padoongpatt, an author and professor of Asian American Studies at UNLV, and Wayne Tanaka, a long-time educator with an elementary school named after him.
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/8X3EIlvufME.
"There are more than a quarter-million Asians and Pacific Islanders inhabiting Clark County today, and their influence upon Las Vegas is widespread and profound," said Erik Pappa, the County's director of Public Communications. "Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month presents us with an opportunity to reflect upon how they have made our community a richer place for all of us, and this panel discussion does just that." Census data from 2017 indicates there are 251,853 Asians and 31,546 Pacific Islanders in Clark County.
"Influences of Asia and the Pacific" will also air this week on Thursday, May 9, at 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Friday, May 10, at 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, at midnight and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 12, at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. A schedule may be found on the County website.
Clark County Television 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.