"Cultures of Las Vegas: The French," a discussion of all things French in the Las Vegas Valley and beyond, will debut on Clark County Television (CCTV) Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. and will air throughout July, which is French-American Heritage Month. France's national day, Bastille Day, is July 14.
Guest moderated by KSNV Channel 3's Chloe Beardsley, the show features Claudine Escobar-Durand
Executive Director, Alliance Française de Las Vegas; Maggie, owner of La Maison de Maggie;
Sébastien Thévenin, Honorary Consul, Consular Agency of France to Las Vegas - Southern Nevada; David Perisset, Co-Founder of Exotics Racing; Chef Vincent Pouessel, Mon Ami Gabi; and Alain Visinoni,
Regency Wines Nevada Inc.
"I had such a wonderful time filming the Cultures of Las Vegas: The French segment. I grew up speaking French and have family living outside of Paris and in the south of France." said Beardsley. "This was an amazing opportunity to explore my roots as well as showcase French people living here in Las Vegas. We have a very big group of talented French business owners, performers, entrepreneurs and chefs here in Las Vegas."
"The contributions of the French to world history and culture are remarkably extensive and I'm glad we can showcase their impact on Southern Nevada," said Erik Pappa, the County's director of Public Communications. "I want to thank Channel 3's Chloe Beardsley for moderating this discussion as well as the panelists for their insights."
The show also may be viewed on Clark County's YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV. A direct link to the show: https://youtu.be/l53oPCatW7k. The show is also available on Clark County's "Cultures of Las Vegas" podcast available for iPhones and Androids.
Previous iterations of the series have focused on the Irish, https://youtu.be/Fu5OcnTlGy4; the Chinese, https://youtu.be/wSXlaLr20eA; the Poles, https://youtu.be/UOz5qjA6jNA, and the Italians, https://youtu.be/FA-X8QB_c3A. CCTV has also produced similar shows, including, "Celebrating Latino Contributions," https://youtu.be/6OcrX1ywDHw; "Influences of Asia and the Pacific," https://youtu.be/8X3EIlvufME; and Black History Month discussions, https://youtu.be/z716l5FQG0s and https://youtu.be/GlU-Tm4rIRo. Staff plan to continue the series, focusing each month on the contributions of a local ethnic group.
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.