University Commencement will air live on TUTV

Temple University Commencement ceremonyWant to watch Temple’s graduation ceremony but you can’t attend? Then tune in to TUTV on your TV, computer or phone this week and see Spring Commencement live on TUTV! University Commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 and end at 11 a.m. We will also air the ceremony again later the same day at 5:30 p.m.

Baker Dave Presents… Southern fried chicken

Baker Dave Presents... Fried Chicken

Nailah Adam, a senior at Temple University, brings her grandmother’s fried chicken recipe to the set of Baker Dave Presents… Nailah describes how her grandmother came from Georgia and her mother settled in Philly to attend Temple. This authentically southern fried chicken recipe has been added to by successive generations in Nailah’s family, but it always begins by soaking the chicken in buttermilk overnight.

Tune to this new episode of TUTV’s cooking show on Thursday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

OwlSports Update finale airs this Thursday

OwlSports Update hosts

Get your last Temple sports news cast this week on Tuesday, May 2 before OwlSports Update student reporters take a recess for the summer. The wrap up episode will give you the last word on everything Temple Athletics has to offer. Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online at Thursday, May 4 at noon and 8 p.m. for the season finale.

Watch the final Temple Update of the semester this week

Temple Update hosts

The student news show will return in the fall, but Temple Update student reporters will finish up their Spring semester programming this Thursday, May 4 with an extra-long episode. Tune in to TUTV at 10 a.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Media Inside Out airs live on Monday

Media Inside Out: Mental Illness

A new episode of Media Inside Out exploring media representations of mental illness will air live on TUTV this Monday at 11:30 a.m.

From news reports about crimes committed by mentally unstable individuals, to characters such as “Crazy Eyes” in the series Orange is the New Black, those with mental illness are often portrayed as childlike, immature, unpredictable, unstable and dangerous. But are those portrayals true to life? Host Sherri Hope Culver investigates the way real and fictional people with mental illness appear in the media.

Watch it on TUTV April 24 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

“A Broader View” on immigration

The Statue of Liberty

With guests Carmen Guerrero, a local activist and community leader, and Margaret O’Sullivan, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Nationalities Service Center, host Karen Turner takes this controversial issue on in a new episode of A Broader View.

Carmen Guerrero shares her story as an immigrant from Mexico, who arrived here after surviving a kidnapping and had to give up her business, her family and much more to live in safety. Margaret O’Sullivan brings her own experiences from her work in assisting immigrants get their footing in this country to put Carmen’s story in the larger context of the immigrant community in Philadelphia and immigration policy in the United States.

Catch this episode on TUTV Monday, April 24 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Who is providing equal digital access to Philadelphians?

Media Inside Out: Digital Divide

Host Sherri Hope Culver has discussed the issues that arise from “the digital divide” on her show in the past. The conversation continues this week with a eye towards whats happening here in Philadelphia. This episode asks if it is a city’s responsibility to provide digital access and talks to those who are attempting to address the technology gap.  Andrew Buss, the Director of Innovation Management at Office of Innovation & Technology for the City of Philadelphia; Jamie Bracey, Director of STEM Education, Outreach & Research at Temple University; and Juliet Fink Yates, Director of Education at Philadelphia FIGHT, join the set to highlight what’s being done now.

Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, April 26 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to see this new episode of Media Inside Out, and tune in Monday for an all new live episode too!

Spanish language newscast “Lo ultimo” premieres Wednesday

Lo Ultimo

From the students who bring you Temple Update every Thursday, “Lo ultimo” is a 15 minute newscast completely in Spanish. Monica Logroño hosts the first edition of this program, which covers local and international news, plus in-depth stories about the Latino community in Philadelphia, including a Temple University alum who is committed to making indigenous Latin American languages accessible on YouTube, and a new bilingual PhillyCAM TV program, Atrévete.

Catch it on TUTV this Wednesday, April 19 at 11 a.m.

Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV returns

Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV cast

In a new edition of the student-produced newscast, PNTV hosts Sarah Sweigart and Rob DiRienzo showcase hidden stories across the city, including the efforts of one Catholic priest to help citizens suffering from opioid addiction, an indoor urban vegetable farm in South Philadelphia, the Temple students involved in the Athletes Helping Athletes program, handball players in Kensington, the Olney Eagles Youth Organization, and much more. Plus, Daryl Matthews has the latest local social media stories on “The Feed.”

Catch this episode of Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV this Wednesday, April 19 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45 and online).

How does the media impact the environment?

Sherri Hope Culver and guests

Media literacy and environmental education are often interconnected. In this episode of Media Inside Out, learn more about how sustainability and environmental awareness is communicated through various mediums of media and what these conversations are about. Host Sherri Hope Culver is joined by guests Nicole Brown, host of The Green Hour on WURD 900 AM; Heather Shayne Blakeslee, Editor-in-Chief at Grid Magazine; and Jennifer Hancher, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly Blog.

Tune in to TUTV Wednesday, April 19th at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

New Temple Smash premieres on TUTV this weekend

Temple Smash Episode 703

Temple Smash, TUTV’s student-produced variety show, returns this weekend with an all-new episode chock-full of zany sketches and absurd characters. The hour-long episode includes dozens of skits performed in front of a live studio audience. Tune in to learn many life lessons, including what happens when you set a magician up on a blind date, how home gardens are the solution to all life’s problems, what it’s like to have a literal demon as a roommate, and much, much more! See it on TUTV this Saturday, April 15 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 16 at 9 a.m.

And the winner is…

Philly Style Pizza & Grill

Temple has spoken, and Philly Style Pizza & Grill was chosen! Philly Style was selected out of four finalists as the best pizza spot on campus in our #WhoTakesThePie contest. Although the other finalists put up a strong fight, Philly Style remained victorious. Stay tuned for more about Philly Style on TUTV.

Bouncing Back takes on suicide and suicide prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline Information

On a new episode of Bouncing Back airing Monday, host Lisa Bien sheds light on a dark and difficult subject that is often hidden from public discourse. Suicide is considered by some to be a shameful, selfish act, but guest Drew Bergman has decided to speak publicly about this issue to decrease stigma and perhaps save lives. Drew, now a marketing and business student at Temple University, suffered from depression since the 7th grade, and began to self harm. Eventually, he attempted suicide twice before bouncing back and finding his footing as a suicide prevention advocate.

Joining Lisa and Drew is Dr. Mary Morrison, the Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple, whose professional perspective provides further advice for those suffering from mental illness.

This new episode of Bouncing Back premieres on TUTV Monday, April 10 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Overcoming adversity with Lisa Bien

Bouncing Back host Lisa Bien

Happiness, gratitude, and perspective are critical for making the most of your life, but sometimes it takes a long and twisting path to get there. Host Lisa Bien, illustrates this by talking with Roy Kardon, a successful real estate executive. Kardon was not always happy and successful. Working for a family business, he struggled to make ends meet, but he managed to reinvent himself by having gratitude for what he had, rather than lamenting what he lost. Kardon sheds light on how he has used humor, enthusiasm, and joy to bring it to others and change his life.

Tune in to TUTV on Monday, April 3 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to hear Kardon’s story.

Temple Talk has all your celebrity news this Tuesday

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You don’t want to miss Temple Talk next week! TUTV’s entertainment talk show has an all new episode featuring Raelia Lewis from America’s Next Top Model, plus get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Bachelorette’s Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth!  Later,  the audience participates in a water ice tasting test for a chance to win a gift card from Philly Style.

Check it out on cable channels Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or online on Tuesday, April 4 at 1 and 9 p.m.