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.

New Temple Tonight introduces new host

Temple Tonight host Jimmy Williamson and sidekick Bridget O'Hara

Temple Tonight welcomes new host Jimmy Williamson plus episode guests student blogger Brandon Kane and musical guest Giancarlo Pignetti in the season premiere.

Temple Tonight is Temple University’s first, only, and by extension, best late night talk show. Host Jimmy Williamson takes a humorous look at world news and happenings on campus, with help from sidekick Bridget O’Hara, correspondent Teresa Tham, and a slew of characters like Frat Guy Todd and Paul, The Comedian with No Life Experience. Temple Tonight also welcomes interesting guests and musical acts from Temple’s campus and Philadelphia at large.

Watch TUTV this Friday, March 7 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

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 3:20 and again at 5 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!


The future of books

Media Inside Out-Books

So much has changed about the publishing industry since the advent of the internet and the Kindle–how do publishers keep up? What challenges are these new avenues presenting to traditional publishing companies and writers? And is the open press movement adding extra pressure to especially academic publishers? Host of Media Inside Out Sherri Hope Culver has a discussion on these topics with two guests who run publishing companies: Mary Rose Muccie, the Director of the Temple University Press, and Kristin Kiser of Running Press Books, both headquartered in Philadelphia.

This new episode of TUTV’s media literacy show will air on Wednesday, March 29 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tune your TV sets to Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or watch online.

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.