Myx TV Kicks Off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Saluting Asian American Veterans In Partnership With Got Your 6
Los Angeles (May 1, 2017) – Myx TV, the multicultural Asian American entertainment network, will recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a private event on Tuesday, May 2 in Beverly Hills. The event will include a panel discussion and the premiere of “My Motto: Veterans Edition,” a television special created in partnership with the national veteran campaign Got Your 6 that will honor Asian Pacific American veterans.
“Asian Americans have served in the U.S. military since the 19th century but are rarely associated with military service,” said Miguel Santos, general manager of Myx TV. “Myx TV shares Got Your 6’s dedication to advocating for authentic narratives of our veterans in entertainment, and we can think of no better way to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month than by shining a light on Asian Pacific American veterans who have served our country.”
“Asian Americans have played a vital, if often overlooked role, in shaping our nation’s history, including their service to our country,” said Iraq War veteran and Got Your 6 Director of Content Kate Hoit. “This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Got Your 6 and Myx TV are working to shift perceptions about Asian American veterans by recognizing their service and showcasing their contributions to their communities after taking off the uniform.”
The televised special will be a linear episode of the Myx TV original digital series “My Motto,” which gives an up-close look into the lives of Asian Americans with accomplished but unorthodox careers.
“My Motto: Veterans Edition” will showcase the stories of Thom Tran, comedian and U.S. Army veteran, Art delaCruz, COO at Team Rubicon and U.S. Navy veteran, and Leaphy Khim, stuntwoman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, whose time in service empowered them to become leaders in their communities upon their return home. The special is narrated by Maggie Q (“Designated Survivor”) and features a special message from California Congressman and U.S. Air Force veteran Ted Lieu.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic of contemporary Asian American representation in culture moderated by NBC Asian America digital editorial manager Traci Lee. Panelists include Michael Goi (“American Horror Story”), Julia Kim (CSA), and Thom Tran (“My Motto: Veterans Edition”).
ABOUT Myx TV®:
Launched in 2007, Myx TV is the only English-language Asian American entertainment network in the United States, broadcast in more than 15 million households on cable providers such as Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Bright House and DIRECTV. The network is also available on digital platforms, offering on-demand content online and on OTT platforms such as Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Blu-ray and Sony Bravia. Myx TV’s award-winning programming includes reality shows, music videos, movies, and digital programming. To find Myx TV in your area and for exclusive content online, visit http://myxtv.com/.
ABOUT GOT YOUR 6:
Got Your 6 unites nonprofit, Hollywood, and government partners to empower veterans. We believe that veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to strengthen communities across the country. As a coalition, Got Your 6 works to integrate these perspectives into popular culture, engage veterans and civilians together to foster understanding, and empower veterans to lead in their communities. For more information, visit www.gotyour6.org.