“Brand Hotel” exposes branding quandaries

brand hotel

New program Brand Hotel is here to help you differentiate between the product and the brand. Steve McLean, a Professor in the Advertising department at Temple University, assembled a panel of industry experts to discuss branding and how it’s done.

Rob Linsalata from “M”, Will Chapman from Penthera, and Karen Crane from Crane Communications discuss how pink products raising breast cancer awareness have become ubiquitous, from Delta’s pink plane to KFC’s pink bucket to a pink gun. Has cause-related marketing gone too far?  They also dissect how we evaluate the marketing of food products for children. Later, Steve is joined by Finnian Saylor and Victoria Bak, Temple University Advertising students, who talk in depth about advertising language.

Watch Brand Hotel on TUTV this Wednesday, January 17 at 1 and 9 p.m.

NYT Editor Dean Baquet talks to Temple students

Dean Baquet

As a part of the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards event, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet participated in a Q&A with Temple students. He answered questions about the state of journalism today, the future of journalism, objectivity in the news, social media and more.

TUTV will air the discussion in full on Thursday, January 18 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Documentary highlights common millennial myths

Sorry Not Sorry: The Millennial Experience

Lazy. Narcissistic. Entitled. These are only a few descriptors that many use to define millennials. Sorry Not Sorry: The Millennial Experience tackles the various stigmas and stereotypes that young people hope to overcome. The short documentary features interviews with millennials who are struggling to find their place in a world filled with assumptions about them.

This student film was produced by Matt Bevenour, Emily Strange, Nicole DeSanto, and Tristan Horan for Kristine Weatherston’s Media Studies and Production class. Watch the premiere on TUTV this Friday, January 19 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Happy Holidays from TUTV!

Happy Holidays from TUTV!

TUTV wishes you and your family a happy holiday season! To celebrate, tune in to our Christmas marathon this weekend. Starting on Saturday morning, we’ll have holiday programming extending into Sunday for a whole weekend of holiday cheer!

It all begins 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, with Style City Music Holiday, a Christmas-themed episode of Garden Thyme, Fernando’s Secrets Holiday Show, and more, culminating in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, we’ll have a Christmas movie marathon starting at noon with two takes on the classic Scrooge tale: Beyond Tomorrow (1940) and Scrooge (1935). On December 25, we’ll air classics like Little Lord FauntleroyMarch of the Wooden Soldiers, and Angel on My Shoulder, plus much more!

Take a look at our online schedule for more details.

The Holiday Edition of The Vibe airs Thursday

The Vibe host Nydja with guest performer Suzann Christine

Check out The Vibe’s holiday special this week, featuring a performance and in-studio interview with R’n’B singer Suzann Christine, plus a poetry spotlight on Russell Davis, and much more! Tune in to TUTV this Thursday, December 21 at 2 and 10 p.m. for the holiday scoop. 🎅

A special holiday episode of Temple Tonight airs Thursday

The set of Temple Tonight

A special holiday episode of Temple Tonight airs this week on TUTV. Host Jimmy Williamson and sidekick Ava Sullivan are joined by guests Satan (who was invited in a mix-up when trying to book Santa), Temple students Adam Gasiewski and Emily Beck (who co-authored Amazon best-seller Milk and Vine), and rapper Jay MinYona.

Watch this new episode of TUTV’s student-produced late night talk show this Thursday, December 21 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Season 3 of The Vibe comes to TUTV

The Vibe hosts

Check out the season premiere of The Vibe this week on TUTV! Hosts Nydja Hood, Breea Gillette, and Chrys “No I” Smith discuss music streaming, how it’s changing the music industry and whether or not a record label is still necessary for success.  Also expect to see a rap battle, spoken word poetry by Christinna Stephens, and a performance by musical guest, Maya Simone.

Watch it all on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online this Friday, December 15 at 3 and 11 p.m.

PNTV takes a closer look at the city this Wednesday

Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TV

Anchors Rachel Keller and Megan DiVenti are at the desk with the latest stories for an all new Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TV. First up is the  Philadelphia District Attorney Race, then a look at after school programs in the city like Black Boys Can Cook, Rock to the Future, and Portside After School program, and, later, how one local Mayfair business is raising money for the Global War on Terrorism Memorial. Also, Daryl Matthews takes a look at trending topics in “The Feed”, and Rachel Keller learns how the drinks are made at Manayunk Brewing Company in “Turn Up The Town”.

Catch the latest episode of PNTV this Wednesday, December 13 at 1 and 9 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Final Temple Talk of the year airs Tuesday

Temple Talk hosts and singer Jayron

Temple Talk has a jam-packed line up for their final show of 2017 this week on TUTV, including a live studio performance from singer Jayron! The hosts also speak to a Philadelphian who is on a mission to meet 10,000 people for one hour each.

Watch the Temple Talk finale on Tuesday, December 12 at 1 and 9 p.m. on Comcast channel 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Student doc highlights circus art

Into the Circus Sphere

TUTV presents Into the Circus Sphere, a student documentary providing a closer look at the lives of the teachers, students, and performers at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. Through this lens, the film explores the past, present, and future of circus art.

The short documentary was produced and directed by Christi Sergio, Denine Rohanna, Neil Egan, Jillian O’Connell, and Lindsey Bulcavage for Kristine Weatherson’s Media Studies and Production class, Genres of Media Production/Documentary.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Friday, December 15 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Bouncing Back takes on food and housing insecurity

Bouncing Back host Lisa Bien

On a new episode of Bouncing Back, host Lisa Bien helps to shed light on the untold stories of food and housing insecurity in higher education.

Joining Lisa is Sarah Levine, a senior Neuroscience student, and Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education and Sociology at Temple. Sarah shares her experience with food and housing insecurity, and Dr. Goldrick-Rab––founder of Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable––talks about her research and how to help students.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Monday, December 11 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

A Broader View airs live on Monday

TUTV’s A Broader View will premiere its latest episode live2 on Monday, December 4 at noon!

The public affairs talk show is produced by Temple Journalism and MSP students in conjunction with Professor Karen Turner and TUTV. This week, the student hosts invite panelists to discuss with them two issues: coping with depression and the recent sexual assault revelations of major media figures.

Tune in to TUTV this Monday at noon and 8 p.m.

News satire show debuts on TUTV this week

Unqualified host Lindsey Ferguson

Can’t bear to watch the news anymore? TUTV’s new program Unqualified puts a satirical spin on the latest headlines. With a similar format to The Daily Show and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Unqualified takes a look at hard-hitting topics and hits them out of the arena in the opposite direction. In the premiere, host Lindsey Ferguson hits the streets to “Get it out there!”, visits with her eccentric uncle Walt, and interviews two high school best frenemies for insight into U.S.-North Korea relations.

Unqualified premieres on TUTV Saturday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Lindsey Ferguson and show guests

Award-winning student film explores cultural identity

Izzy from the Art of Being Izzy

The Art of Being Izzy follows a hardheaded Chinese American student as she struggles to accept her culture while at college. The film explores how attitudes of personal identity can effect self-development and how one treats others.

Made in the Directing and Producing Capstone course in the Media Studies and Production Department, half-hour narrative film was shot and edited by Eli LaBan, directed by Colin Pawlowski, and written by Christina Lew. It won first place in the long-form category and second place in long-form script at this year’s MSP Awards.

Watch it on TUTV on Friday, December 12 at 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Spanish talk show “La Charla” airs Thursday

La Charla is back! A new episode of TUTV’s first and only Spanish-language talk show will premiere this Thursday. The program will cover topics ranging from the repeal of DACA by President Trump, to fashion at the Emmy’s, to the popularity of “Despacito”. Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, November 30 at 1 and 9 p.m.