SOURCE: American Latino TV

July 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Election Fever Hits the American Latino TV Awards; Nation's Only People's Choice Awards for U.S. Hispanics Begins Airing This Weekend

Record 46,000 Viewers Cast Votes to Voice Their Favorites

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - American Latino TV announced today that the 2nd Annual American Latino TV Awards, which serves to recognize excellence and achievement in the American Latino community, will air nationally in broadcast syndication in over 75 cities The rapidly growing syndicated awards show kicks off this weekend on Saturday, July 19th with a broadcast in Los Angeles, the nation's largest Hispanic market, on KABC-7 at 3:30 p.m. PDT. For more dates and times across the U.S., please visit More than 46,000 online participants voted for their favorite American Latino in six categories, almost doubling the previous year's voting. The nominees for each category include:

1.  FAVORITE ALTERNATIVE ARTIST: Paula Baby (Pin-up model), Danny D.
    (Auto pin-striper), David Cortes (Action-figure sculptor) and Zarco
    Guerrero (Cultural mask-maker.)
2.  MOST INSPIRING AMERICAN LATINO: Dr. Richard Carmona (17th U.S. Surgeon
    General), Ceja Family (Successful owners of Ceja Vineyards), Joe
    Quesada (Marvel Comics illustrator/Editor-in-Chief) and Joe Conzo
    (E.M.T. and legendary documentary hip-hop photographer).
3.  FAVORITE INDIE FILM: "Bragging Rights" (Documentary about Latino
    culture and stickball), "Brown is the New Green" (George Lopez hosts
    this documentary about media and marketing misrepresentation of U.S.
    Latinos), "Antonia" (Brazilian award-winning film) and "Shut Up and Do
    It" (Actor unhappy with Latino portrayals directs and stars in his own
4.  FAVORITE INDIE MUSICAL ARTIST: Madball (Hardcore metal rockers),
    Ladybug Mecca (Afro-Brazilian/Blues/Hip-Hop fusion), Calavera (Hardcore
    Punk/Psychobilly) and The Pinker Tones (Electronica/Dance/Lounge/Pop)
5.  FAVORITE EXTREME ATHLETE: Texas Rollergirls (Female roller derby team),
    Rey Mysterio (WWE pro wrestler), Jonathan Tagle (Skydiver) and Jennifer
    Santiago (Combat martial artist).
6.  UNDERGROUND FASHION: Listen Clothing (Music-inspired designs), 1 Soul
    Designs (Globally minded T-shirts), Stop Staring (Vintage pin-up) and
    El Jefe Clothing (Rock/urban cross-cultural).

"The American Latino TV Awards Show is on a fast track with unique categories and the only online viewer voting that specifically seeks to recognize young, U.S.-born American Latinos doing extraordinary things," says Robert G. Rose, executive producer and co-creator. "The fact that almost twice the amount of people voted this year is a testament to the continued growth of the U.S.-born, American Latino market and their need to be more represented on TV."

In addition to the awards broadcast in Los Angeles and later throughout the country, new episodes of American Latino TV (ALTV) and LatiNation will also air this weekend throughout the U.S. American Latino TV and LatiNation, award-winning, English-language Latino-themed TV programs are part of LatiNation, LLC, a subsidiary of LATV Networks, the nation's first bilingual entertainment/music network distributed via digital multicast. For more information, go to

Contact Information

    Margarita Cheng
    Marketing Director
    American Latino TV
    Tel (212) 627.3192 x18
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