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.

Interested in trying kombucha?

Kombucha and ingredients

Tune in to Baker Dave Presents… this Thursday to learn some new and creative healthy recipes. To help him out, Baker Dave invites local foodie Nina Abbonizio, who makes her own kombucha tea, a fermented sweet black or green tea that is imbibed to improve stomach health. Nina explains how you can easily and cheaply make a batch of kombucha at home and making all the components from scratch, as well as flavored and fizzy kombuchas, for a healthy daily tonic.

Baker Dave has Nina prepare his own recipe for homemade graham crackers as a change of pace. Nina, who likes to bake and decorate cakes, takes to the task immediately.

To learn about new and different foods to add to your diet for health, watch this episode of Baker Dave on Thursday, January 19 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Student doc on architect Frank Furness on new “Film Vault”

Italian Market in Philadelphia, 1972

Tune in to TUTV Monday for another hour-long program of From the Temple Student Film Vault, featuring films made by Temple students who attended the University in the 70s and 80s.

This episode includes four documentaries, all of which portray notable Philadelphia moments or institutions. Edwin Moses made “Underdog” in the weeks preceding the 1975 mayoral election in Philadelphia, portraying contemporary media coverage, press conferences, and interviews with citizens on the street. This film serves as a time capsule of this moment in the city’s history.

Another piece titled “O.I.C.” shows the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center in 1974 and its function helping people acquire jobs across the city.

From student Bob Steele comes a  documentary on Frank Furness, an influential architect from Philadelphia whose buildings remain as some of the most iconic in the city, and another on public art in the city.

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

1965 Sinatra performance to air on TUTV

Frank Sinatra

This one-hour color television special features Sinatra performing classics like “It Was a Very Good Year” and “Come Fly with Me”. It originally aired in 1965 to commemorate his 50th birthday. This is the first time we’re airing this program on TUTV, so take the chance to tune in this coming Saturday, January 14 at 3 and 11 p.m.

What is it like to date in college today?

Going Steady: Dating 2.0

Going Steady: Dating 2.0 was made in 2013 by then-Temple students Nick Lucier, Sebastian Ade, Olivia Katulka, and Jessica Rodgers. This short documentary examines dating in college, featuring interviews with single students and couples who have formed in college, discussing everything from the different stages of dating to the current lingo.

To watch, tune in to Comcast 50/Verizon 45 in Philadelphia or online on Friday, January 13 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Making mac and cheese from scratch

Mac and cheese

Baker Dave sets out to prove that making mac and cheese from scratch is just as easy as making it out of the box on a new episode of his show airing Thursday. To do so, he invites Jonathan Latko, the Director of Computer Recycling Services at Temple University, who brings his mother’s recipe with him.

Latko, who was born, raised and still lives in Camden, is a big advocate for the food culture of Camden. He also explains to Baker Dave what “recycling computers” entails and how his family’s history as farmers who reused and handmade most things they owned and were environmentally responsible inspired his career choice. He describes how his office helps Temple recycles 90 tons of equipment a year in an effort that provides many benefits to the University, its faculty and students, and the world at large.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, January 5th at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to see this new episode of Baker Dave Presents…

Happy New Year!

For New Year’s Eve, we’ll be airing our favorite music programs including American Music Research Foundation (AMRF), Jook Joint, and Genghis Blues. Then, on January 1, TUTV will celebrate the new year with a Sherlock Holmes marathon starting at 12:30 p.m. So tune in to Comcast 50 and Verizon 45 in Philadelphia and online everywhere this weekend. See the schedule for more details.

All new episode of The Vibe airs this week on TUTV

The cast of The Vibe

Tune in to TUTV Friday, December 30 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. for an all new, hour-long edition of The Vibe. Featuring a rap battle, spoken word poetry, an interview with West Philly DJ Matthew Law and a performance by musical guest Privaledge, this episode is filled to the brim with vibes.

In addition, hosts Nydja and Hadiyah discuss how mental health issues are taboo in hip hop with Africana Studies scholar Dr. Aaron Love and cover a variety of topics including a history of neo-soul, hip hop dance crazes, and more, so don’t miss it!

Watch it this week on Comcast 50/Verizon 45 in Philly or online everywhere.

Hear from a brain trauma survivor on getting back into life


Tune in on Monday, December 26 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to see a new episode of Bouncing Back with host Lisa Bien, this time discussing brain trauma.

Dr. Lois Butcher-Poffley, now a Professor of Kinesiology at Temple University, was a student and single mother when she was hit by a car while standing on the sidewalk. She suffered from four-way whiplash and hit the street, suffering many injuries, but the brain trauma she continued to experience afterward really knocked her off her feet. Hear how she bounced back from the accident and was able to reclaim her life path.

Also a guest on the set is Sheri Desaretz, Life Coach, who provides insight in her second appearance on Bouncing Back.

Watch Bob Saget and Sister Sledge in an old student film

Bob Saget

TUTV is excited to present From the Temple Student Film Vault, which consists of student films created for Temple classes in the 70s and 80s.

Highlights include A Filmmaker’s Film, a short film by Bob Saget from 1978 wherein he portrays a pretentious auteur filmmaker and features an appearance by Temple’s own Sister Sledge–in a musical number with Saget, no less. Additionally, we’ll air a documentary that takes you to South Street in the 1970s, which includes early footage of the Magic Gardens and an interview with creator Isaiah Zagar.

TUTV will air two hour-long episodes of From the Temple Student Film Vault. The first installment will air December 26 at 1 and 9 p.m. and the second on January 2 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Happy Holidays!

TUTV wishes you and your family a happy holiday season! To celebrate, tune in to our Christmas movie marathon this weekend. Starting on Saturday, we’ll have holiday programming all day long. At 10:30 a.m., watch the classic Jack Benny Christmas Show, followed by a series of old school Christmas cartoons at 11, and starting at noon, two takes on the classic Scrooge tale: Beyond Tomorrow (1940) and Scrooge (1935). On December 25, we’ll air classics like Little Lord Fauntleroy, March of the Wooden Soldiers, and Angel on My Shoulder, plus much more!

Take a look at our online schedule for more details.

Tell All is back with new episodes over the winter break

All new! Tell All

Tell All, a TUTV original game show, will return to TUTV with a brand new season over the winter break.

Tell All is a fast paced game of words and wits, where contestants compete with the clock, and with each other, for fun and prizes. Created by Temple Student Brian Schwartz, Tell All is a high energy challenge where word play is serious business and what you don’t say can make your opponent the winner.

Tune in December 23 and January 6 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to see students compete against each other to win big.

More festive cookies on a new episode of Baker Dave Presents…

Molasses cookies

Temple University’s new Student Body President Aron Cowen comes to the set of Baker Dave Presents… with his grandmother’s recipe for molasses brown sugar cookies. The Math/Computer Science and Physics double major makes large batches of these cookies every year with his family for the holidays and has become an expert.

Tune in to TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45/online) on Thursday, December 22 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and follow along with Baker Dave and Cowen as they make this Christmas treat.

How to make Santa cookies with the Director of Catering at Temple

Baker Dave making Santa Cookies

Denise Geraci, Director of Catering on campus, grew up Jewish, but she fell in love with Christmas as an adult after seeing a variety of Christmas cookies in a tin. Now she makes her own and gives them away every year. The most important of the bunch, she says, is the Santa Claus cookie, which she bakes and decorates with Baker Dave on an all-new episode of his show, Baker Dave Presents…

They also talk about the day Baker Dave applied for his current position 14 years ago, and how Denise hired him.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, December 15 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to learn Denise’s recipe for Santa Claus cookies.

Last OwlSports and Temple Update shows of 2016 air this week

OwlSports Update reporter on the scene

Tune in to TUTV this week for the last episodes of Temple Update and OwlSports Update of the year. This Tuesday, December 13 at noon we’ll air an hour-long season finale of OwlSports Update, including new interim football Coach Ed Foley’s press conference. And don’t miss Temple Update‘s holiday show on Thursday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Both shows will resume with new episodes next year.