Lew Klein tribute, school naming ceremony airs Wednesday

Lew Klein

Lew Klein–a Philadelphia broadcast pioneer, educator, and the namesake of the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards Ceremony–has already contributed so much to the city, Temple, and the broadcast industry. Recently, he contributed even more. After sixty years of teaching at Temple, Klein endowed a historic, multi-million dollar gift to the School of Media and Communication (SMC), and Temple University announced that the School will be renamed the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication next week.

Join TUTV in celebrating Klein with a one-hour special on his life and career starting at 3 p.m on Wednesday, March 29. And stick around after 4 p.m. to see the official naming dedication ceremony live with host Bob Saget! TUTV is available to watch on Comcast 50/Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or online anywhere.

First round of voting for #WhoTakesThePie begins

Who Takes The Pie?

Have you heard of our #WhoTakesThePie contest? TUTV wants to get to the bottom of the Great Pizza Debate: who makes the best pizza on campus? Let us know on Twitter using #WhoTakesThePie or keep your eye out for the pizza-themed tables and cast your vote in-person in the Atrium at Annenberg Hall on March 28.  From your votes, we’ll choose the top five and you’ll get to vote on one of the finalists from April 2-6. We’ll announce the winner later this semester!


See Temple Ambler students working on their Flower Show display

Watch the video above to see how Temple University Ambler landscape architecture and horticulture students created their display at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society Flower Show this year. The 2017 Flower Show theme is “Holland,” so students chose to draw upon the strength and spirit of Dutch land reclamation for their exhibit “Nieuwpolders: Regenerating the Dutch Custom of Land Recovery.” This video shows how the students conceptualized their design and what they hope it communicates to the citizens of Philadelphia.

Media Inside Out tackles Super Bowl ads

Media Inside Out - Super Bowl ads

Super Bowl commercials are often as entertaining and anticipated as the game itself. What do these commercials say about us, and how are they influencing us as viewers? Sherri Hope Culver takes a look at this phenomenon and the impact of the most powerful Super Bowl ads with Advertising Professor Joe Glennon and Alexandra Wittchen of the Brownstein Group in a new episode of Media Inside Out.

Tune in to this new episode on TUTV this Wednesday, March 22 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Philly-born Joie Kathos performs on all-new The Vibe

Joie Kathos performing on The Vibe

We have an all new episode of TUTV’s hip hop and entertainment show, The Vibe. This week, The Vibe begins by looking back to the 90s: 90s fashion and music are both seeing a resurgence in the zeitgeist, and 90s musicians are highlighted. The program also includes segments on the Ladies of Elegance, the University’s non-Greek step team; a series of 90s-themed rap battles; local rapper and producer Hezekiah’s recording studio; and student Danielle Hardy’s spoken word poetry. Finally, Philly-born Joie Kathos performs original music live on the set.

Tune in to an all-new The Vibe this week, airing Saturday, March 25 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 and online.

What’s the best pizza on campus? TUTV finds out


TUTV is hosting a contest to find the best pizza pie on campus this year! With so many options to choose from, which is your choice? Let us know on Twitter using #WhoTakesThePie or cast your vote in-person in the Atrium at Annenberg Hall on March 28th. Then select from five finalists from April 2-6 on our Twitter poll. We’ll announce the winner later this semester!

New Film Vault introduces four documentaries

Philadelphia city street

The latest edition of From the Temple Student Film Vault features four different works focusing on serious topics ranging from religion to lead poisoning to World War II atrocities.

Lead Baby provides a look at lead poisoning and brain damage in children, the links of which were just beginning to come out at the time. This short documentary is particularly interesting now that lead poisoning is again an issue in American cities. Survival  (1976) features the story of a concentration camp survivor. This very short piece focuses solely on his powerful and disturbing account of daily life in the camp. The Road to Aliyah features interviews with several Jewish American families who plan to relocate to Israel. Meetinghouse (1973) is about the Quaker history behind Abington Township, a close suburb of Philadelphia, and the reconstruction of a traditional log meetinghouse in the style of early Quakers.

Tune in to TUTV this Friday, March 17 at 2 and 10 p.m. to see these illuminating works by Temple alumni.

Make traditional pasta sauce from scratch with Baker Dave

Pasta sauce

Baker Dave learns how to make pasta sauce from scratch from his fellow Temple food worker, Vanessa Kukulski. Vanessa runs the Cosi here on campus and for this new episode of Baker Dave Presents… she brings her family’s pasta sauce recipe to the set to show Baker Dave how it’s really done.

Watch it on TUTV this Thursday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Temple Talk returns to TUTV with new hosts and more

Temple Talk hosts

Rachel Keller, Justin Obendorfer, Sean Gnitzcavich, and Morgan Kolakowski team up as the new hosts of Temple Talk in the 2017 premiere of the TUTV entertainment talk show.

Special guest and contestant on MTV’s Are You the One Kam Williams appears and competes in a new dating game on the set of Talk. Don’t miss this plus all your entertainment news at 1 and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45, or  watch online here.

The Vibe celebrates Black History Month with #BlackHistoryVibes

#BlackHistoryVibes presented by The Vibe @ Temple

Have you caught any #BlackHistoryVibes from watching TUTV this month? To celebrate Black History Month, TUTV again teamed up with The Vibe to highlight important African Americans in segments between programs. The Vibe is Temple University’s first hip-hop culture and music television show. Check the TV spots below:

Last year’s edition of #BlackHistoryVibes is available to watch here.

All your Temple news, Thursdays on TUTV

OwlSports Update reporter on the scene

With the semester in full swing, it might be hard to keep on top of the latest going on on Temple campus. Thankfully, TUTV airs new episodes of Temple Update and OwlSports Update every week on Thursday. Temple Update has everything from the weather to upcoming events, while OwlSports will keep you abreast of all things Temple sports. So tune in to TUTV at Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online to get your latest in sports, entertainment and campus news!

A new episode of Bouncing Back delves into debt

Bouncing Back from debt

On a new episode of her show, host Lisa Bien brings to light the kinds of financial risks undertaken by those who own their own businesses. To talk about business and debt, she brings Cheldin Barlatt Rumer, CEO of I-G Creative and host of This Is It TV, to the show to talk about the struggles of making money even while getting steady business. Linda Farinola, an expert in investment advisory services and financial planning and founder of Sound Financial Solutions, Inc., also appears on set to give advice and identify common roadblocks.

Tune in to this episode of Bouncing Back Monday, February 27 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. if you’d like to gain insight into the trickier aspects of owning your own business.

Settle in for Orson Welles’ “The Stranger” this Sunday

Every Saturday at 1 and 9 p.m., TUTV airs a classic film for your enjoyment. Tune in this week for an Orson Welles-directed film noir portraying Welles himself as a Nazi in hiding with Edward G. Robinson hot on his trail. Watch it on TUTV, this Sunday, March 5 at 1 and 9 p.m.

And the winner of last semester’s Before I Graduate contest is…

We don’t have magic wands, but we do have our yearly Before I Graduate contest… And the winner this time was Fox senior Valerie Nava!

Every year students compete to win TUTV’s “Before I Graduate” contest, the winner of which TUTV helps with one college wish. This year, Valerie Nava won tickets to sit courtside at Temple Basketball’s December game against Yale. Watch the video above to see her wish come true.

Read more about our annual BIG contest or watch videos of past winners.

Temple’s MTV “Campus Takeover” comes to TUTV

MTVU (MTV University) recently visited Temple to enlist students’ help with the pilot episode of their new show, “Campus Takeover”.

“Campus Takeover” lets college students takeover MTVU and show their perspective on a variety of topics and experiences.  Students Asad Bokhari, Kaicey Baylor, Alyssa Jerome, Nick Charles, and Jeseamy Muentes were chosen for the task, all of whom you might have seen before on Temple Update here on TUTV. Next week, TUTV will air the one-hour program these students put together. Some segments include professors reading their “Rate My Professor” comments a’la ‘Mean Tweets’, a profile of how one Temple student is giving back to the community, and a “Dating on a Budget” challenge.

So tune in to TUTV Wednesday, February 22 at 1 and 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 25 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.