Latest “Film Vault” shows the kid cowboys of Kensington

"11-year-old Joyce Beer, of Kensington, finds it hard to be brave when her pony, Teddy Bear, gets a tetanus inoculation from Dr. J. L. Kolodner at the first Equine Clinic conducted by the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the garage of its shelter at 350 E. Erie ave."

You may have heard about the much-lauded cowboys of North Philadelphia, and TUTV has a narrative to add to the history of horse-riding in the Philly city streets. Airing next week on an all-new From the Temple Student Film Vault, “The Horses of Kensington” tells the story of the children living in Kensington riding and tending to horses and ponies in the early 70s. Made by then-Temple student Charles Monteleone in 1971, the short film delivers a slice of life from the perspective of one Kensington boy and his pony.

Also included in this addition of Student Film Vault is “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…”, a short fictional film with a plot hinging on a pizza order, by David Speranza, and “Menus”, by Susan Swartz, also from 1971. “Menus” features frank conversations between different groups of friends, including middle aged women discussing women’s lib, young teachers talking about their jobs and dreams, and two devout Christians describing their spiritual ideals.

Tune in on Friday, February 24 at 2 and 10 p.m. to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Temple Update premieres first full show of 2017

Temple Update anchors

TUTV’s student-run news program returns for the Spring semester with new anchors starting Thursday, February 16. The half-hour show will bring you up to speed with everything that’s been happening around campus, the city of Philadelphia, and the world, with reporters as far flung as Dublin. Watch it every Thursday at 10 a.m. and take a look at for the latest information.

Media Inside Out tackles “fake news” on Wednesday

Fake news

With the proliferation of fake news stories throughout and since the election, the question arises, how do you figure out what’s true and what’s false? It seems the solution that’s most often discussed is that the reader–you–must do the research to conclude one way or another. However, this solution doesn’t seem realistic, as most people won’t have time to dig further for every news story. So, what do we do about fake news: how do we recognize it? combat it? eliminate it? And who is responsible for it?

Larry Atkins, author of Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias, and Jeff Jubelirer, a corporate public relations specialist, join host Sherri Hope Culver to answer these questions and more.

Watch this new episode of Media Inside Out on Wednesday, February 15 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. on TUTV.

Hear what Tina Fey says catapulted her to fame

Tina Fey

Temple’s School of Media and Communication hosted the annual Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards last year, where comedienne/writer/producer Tina Fey was honored with the 2016 Excellence in the Media Award. Fey also addressed Temple students before the awards ceremony in a Q&A session, giving advice on how to achieve success in the entertainment industry. TUTV will air the Q&A this Wednesday, February 15 at 1 and 9 p.m. 

Although she never attended Temple, Fey established, along with her brother Peter, the Donald Fey Memorial Scholarship at SMC following their father’s death last year. The fund supports veterans who want to return to school at SMC, as Donald Fey did after the Korean War.

So tune in to Comcast 50/Verizon45 within Philadelphia city limits or watch online everywhere to hear Tina Fey’s insights into the business.

VH1’s Marc Lamont Hill speaks to Temple students

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill re-visited his hometown and alma mater in November of last year to engage Temple students in a discussion surrounding issues raised in his new book, Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. Hill, a distinguished professor, journalist, CNN and Fox contributor, and VH1 talk show host, argues that episodes of police violence on people of color are no anomaly and are demonstrative of a cruel norm that renders certain people in American culture as “disposable.” The speaking event was coordinated by visiting Temple professor Todd Brewster. Brewster, Hill and the student audience partake in a lively discussion surrounding these issues and more that are affecting America right now.

If you missed this appearance by Dr. Hill last year, take the opportunity to catch it on TUTV Thursday, February 9 at 1 and 9 p.m. 

Muhammad Ali documentary focuses on his time in Miami

Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami explores the critical role that Miami played in the evolution of one of the most significant cultural figures of our time, Muhammad Ali. It combines original footage with interviews of Ali confidantes Angelo Dundee (his trainer) and Ferdie Pacheco (his fight doctor), Ali’s Miami neighbors, former Overtown residents, and sportswriters and photographers who covered the young phenom, as well as such nationally recognized figures as best-selling Ali biographer Thomas Hauser, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Remnick, and Columbia University historian Manning Marable.

The film also includes a consideration of Ali s friendship with Malcolm X, his famed encounter with the Beatles, his dramatic victory over heavyweight champion Sonny Liston, and his subsequent refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, all episodes of which played out in Miami.

Watch it on TUTV this Wednesday, February 8 at 1 and 9 p.m.

TUTV celebrates Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with TUTV this year! We’ll be airing everything from original TUTV content like Breaking the Wall, to documentaries and panel discussions, to films and biographies, all of which celebrate African American history, culture or communities. For more Black History, follow The Vibe on Twitter at @TheVibeTUTV or #blackhistoryvibes.

Click on the title of the program below for more information. Visit this page again for an expanded schedule later in the month.

Black History Month Programming Schedule

Program Day Time
Breaking the Wall Sat. 4 3:30, 11:30 pm
CaribNation Every Weds 10:30 am, 6:30 pm
Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami Wed. 8 1 & 9 pm
Separate But Equal? The Future of Black Media Wed. 8 4:30 pm, 12:30 am
SMC Lecture: Marc Lamont Hill Thurs. 9 1 & 9 pm
Charles Bowser: His Work, His Wisdom Thurs. 9 2 & 10 pm
759: Boy Scouts of Harlem Mon. 13 1 & 9 pm
Blockson Lecture Wed. 15 4:30 pm, 12:30 am
Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey Thurs. 16 2 & 10 pm
Library Lecture: Diversity in Health Thurs. 16  1 & 9 pm
Mississippi Blues Mon. 20  1 & 9 pm
Blockson Lecture: The President’s House Revisited Wed. 22 4:30 pm, 12:30 am
Detroit Civil Rights Trilogy Thurs. 23 2 & 10 pm
Tuskegee Airman at the Blockson Collection Fri. 24 12:30 & 8:30 pm
Dilemma: A World of Strangers Mon. 27 1 & 9 pm
Library Lecture: Women of Color in the Media Wed. 1 4:30 pm, 12:30 am

“Film Vault” documentary shows the city during the bicentennial

Sign that says "Welcome to Philadelphia, the Bicentennial City"

On a new installment of From the Temple Student Film Vault,  get an intimate look at Philadelphia during the 1976 bicentennial celebrations.

The Birthday (1977) by Edwin Moses makes a close examination of the city at that time, reflecting on America during it’s 200th year and presenting a look back at evolving expectations in a tumultuous time. The documentary features the perspectives of three people living in Philadelphia originally from other places, both domestic and international, to capture their varied impressions of what they expected America to be like. It also includes footage of the Bicentennial parade and interviews with onlookers and those who travelled to the city to celebrate the nation’s 200th birthday.

Tune in to TUTV Friday, February 3 at 2 and 10 p.m. for this latest edition of From the Temple Student Film Vault.

Watch documentary hosted by David Morse about Philly

Edens Lost and Found: Philadelphia

Made in 2006, Edens Lost & Found: Philadelphia – The Holy Experiment is an hour-long program focusing on what some volunteers and organizations across the city are doing to revive the city’s green spaces in the spirit of founding father William Penn. Hosted by actor and Philadelphia resident David Morse, the film includes interviews with notable Philly citizens such as activists Doris Gualtney and Iris Brown, muralist Jane Golden, sculptor Lily Yeh, musician Kenny Gamble, gardener Mary Corby, and restauranteur Judy Wicks. The documentary is a part of a series highlighting what some cities across the country are doing to revive their ecosystems and, as a result, improve the quality of life for all its citizens.

Tune in to TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45 in Philly or online everywhere) on Wednesday, February 1 at 2 and 10 p.m.

See the School of Media and Communication winter graduation

Student in graduation capThis year’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) Winter Commencement Ceremony will air on TUTV at 1 and 9 p.m. on Monday, January 30. Vice President of CBS News Marsha Cooke spoke to the graduating class. Catch it on Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or online.

Saturday Sports Block returns with all-new Temple Athletics and We Make the Call

Saturday Sportsblock

Every Saturday this semester we’ll bring you non-stop sports coverage for two full hours. It begins this weekend at 11:30 a.m. with the return of Temple Athletics, a TUTV original sports show looking at the coaches and student athletes of Temple’s many sports programs.  Next, we’ll re-air the 2017 premiere OwlSports Update at noon in case you missed it during the week.  Finally, We Make The Call, our hour-long sports talk show, puts out an all new episode at 12:30 p.m.

So tune in starting 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 28th for your Temple sports fix–Comcast channel 50, Verizon 45 and online!

Another installment of “Film Vault” airs Monday

Johnstown flood of 1977Tune in to TUTV Monday for another hour-long installment of From the Temple Student Film Vault, which presents Temple student film work from the 1970s and 80s to today’s audiences.

This week, we again pull from out of the vault three short films from the 70s. First up is Paper Soldier (1973) by D. Appleby, J. Goodman, L. Ponzek, M. Southwell, an experimental film, followed by another short film from Edwin Moses, who made Underdog from the previous episode of Vault. Boxer, from 1975, intimately depicts the training of a boxer in the style of his previously aired work.

Finally, Johnstown, PA (1978) by Bob Cardelli gives us an up-close look at the Johnstown flood of 1977, the lesser known disaster befalling the community of the famous Johnstown flood of 1889. The piece uses photos and footage of the wreckage combined with interviews with residents to give a detailed and harrowing document of the tragedy.

See these historical pieces made by Temple alumni on Monday, January 23 at 1 and 9 p.m.

New show puts the focus on Philly’s many neighborhoods

Philadelphia residents

Philadelphia is often described as a ‘city of neighborhoods’ because of the many distinct residential districts. The Temple University Journalism Department has for many years published an online multimedia neighborhood chronicle,, which covers neighborhood-specific topics and untold stories across the whole city, especially in underserved enclaves.

Now, the publication comes to TUTV as a half-hour long news program from their Center City studio.

The program’s debut discusses everything from events around town, crime and anti-crime programs, arts in the city, North Broad’s revitalization including the controversy surrounding Temple’s planned stadium, and Philly pop culture.

Watch the premiere on Friday, January 27 at 3 and 11 p.m. Tune in to TUTV via Comcast 50 and Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or online everywhere.

Police Officer Frank Holmes and student, photo by Brianna Spause

CBS3 reporter Walt Hunter interviewed on TUTV

Walt Hunter

Walt Hunter is a Philadelphia native and a notable investigative reporter with KYW-TV. He joined the station in 1980 as a crime reporter and worked as a broadcast journalist for 44 years before retiring in 2016 and joining the faculty at the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. He was named best television reporter by Philadelphia Magazine in 2004 and inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2007.

Find out what he thinks of teaching and the current state of journalism in this episode of Temple People with Temple student Hannah McComsey. Watch the premiere on Thursday, January 19 at 1 and 9 p.m.

OwlSports Update goes live for first episode of 2017

Matt Bevenour reporting for OwlSports Update

OwlSports Update returns for the year 2017 with an all-new episode airing this Thursday, January 19. They will go on live at noon to cover what happened over the winter break in Temple and national sports. Watch on Comcast channel 50 or Verizon channel 45 within Philadelphia city limits, channel 103 on Main Campus, or online everywhere.