Hear three up-and-coming local bands in “Featured in Philly”

The Summer Music Edition of Featured in Philly highlights three local Philadelphia bands–watermedown, Stealing From Thieves, and Lazy Eye–through a mix of music videos, live performances, and interviews with the artists. The program was produced, directed and edited by Temple students Madison Hall, Dillon Josephsen, Hannah LaRocca, Dana Markham, Aidan Peirce, Conall Smith, Amanda Sweeney, Alexandra Valerio, and Emani Washington, and executive produced by Professor Kristine Trever Weatherston.

Featured In Philly: Summer Music Edition

Watch the premiere on TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or online) this Friday October 19 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Bouncing Back from job loss

Radio host Marilyn Russell

Host Lisa Bien discusses the path to rebuilding one’s confidence after losing a job on a new episode of Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien. Lisa talks to radio host Marilyn Russell about the day she got the news that her show was getting a new host. Russell, a Philadelphia native, felt that her days in radio were over. After some time, she learned to cope with the blow, and she got an offer at Philly’s 98.1 WOGL. She bounced back to find bigger and better avenues in her career.

Russell started in radio in 1993 at Philly’s modern rock, 103.9 WDRE. Alternative music was just beginning to take hold and Russell hosted the new music show and local music show. She was also the station’s music director. In 1998 she hosted mornings with co- hosts Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison at Y100. Russell then joined Greater Media in 2003 where she worked at both WMGK and the Ben FM morning show. In 2004 she began writing “Woman of the Week,” a blog celebrating extraordinary achievements by local and national women which later became a radio show on Ben FM. The show has helped various non-profits publicize events, programs and fund-raisers of all kinds.

Watch the premiere of this episode of Bouncing Back on TUTV this Monday October 15 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Kal & Lucille Rudman continue their support for TUTV with a $1.5 million gift

Kal and Lucille Rudman

Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication has announced a  $1.5 million gift from Kal and Lucille Rudman, the latest in a series of transformative gifts from the philanthropists to support the growth of student opportunities at TUTV.

“Few people have had as significant an effect on our college as Kal and Lucille Rudman, whose support has enabled hundreds of students to have access to life-changing and career-making opportunities. Their ongoing commitment to helping educate the next generation of media professionals is truly remarkable,” said Klein College Dean David Boardman.  

The gift, made in the form of a five-year pledge, will support future projects at the station, including student coverage of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, a full slate of student-produced news, sports and entertainment programming, as well as the opportunity to expand to new, state-of-the-art facilities.  

“Through their extraordinary generosity and their deep belief in our mission, Kal and Lucille Rudman have opened an amazing world of possibilities to our talented students. We could not be more appreciative,” said TUTV General Manager Paul Gluck.  

The Rudmans previously gave $2.2 million to support TUTV, including an initial $1.2 million gift to establish the Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Production Center and to launch TUTV in 2009. Their subsequent gifts to the station have helped to fund some of the college’s most ambitious and successful student projects, including live coverage of the 2012 Olympics in London and the visit of Pope Francis and the Democratic National Convention, both held in Philadelphia in 2016.  

They recently made an $80,000 gift to the university’s College of Public Health, to establish the Kal and Lucille Rudman Nursing Practice Scholarship Fund. The college will administer eight $10,000 scholarships to support exceptional graduate students who are enrolled in the college’s doctor of nursing program and who have demonstrated a commitment to becoming an advanced practice nurse.

“Lucille and I believe that it’s important to support the next generation of media professionals. We looked at the exciting work being done in the TUTV studios at Temple’s Klein College and we knew we wanted to continue to help those extraordinary students as they begin their journey to success,” Rudman said.

New facilities to support TUTV at the Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Center will include an exhibition celebrating Kal’s contributions to the broadcast world. Before becoming a full-time philanthropist, Rudman was known for his work as a Top 40 disc jockey and for being the first rhythm and blues editor and columnist at Billboard Magazine. In 1968, he founded FridayMorning Quarterback, an influential music trade magazine. His ability to predict top hits earned him the nickname, “The Man with the Golden Ears,” which led him to multiple appearances on “The Merv Griffin Show,” “The Today Show” and “The Tomorrow Show” with Tom Snyder. Many will also recognize him as a color announcer for what was then known as the World Wrestling Foundation. Rudman was also honored in 2017 as the first recipient of the Klein College Tribute Award.

The gift will be celebrated at an invitation-only event at TUTV studios later this month.

Charles Barkley to receive Lew Klein Award live on TUTV

Excellence in the Media Award Honoree - Charles Barkley

TUTV will air the 2018 Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards live on Friday, October 5 at noon and 8 p.m. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, Charles Barkley has followed up his Hall of Fame basketball career with an Emmy-winning television career and has evolved to become a household name and pop culture icon. Barkley will receive the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award at the ceremony.

This event was sponsored by TUTV and the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation. The Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards and the Rising Star Award were established through the generosity of the H.F. (Gerry) and Marguerite Lenfest and Walter and Leonore Annenberg through the Annenberg Foundation. These awards, named in honor of Klein College namesake, respected Temple University adjunct professor and legendary broadcast executive Lew Klein, celebrate outstanding members of the media whose achievements bring honor to their professions. Funds raised by the event directly benefit student travel, internships and research. Learn more about the Lew Klein Awards.

Tune in to Comcast 50/Verizon 45 in Philadelphia city limits or online everywhere.

Watch a Q&A with Omarosa on TUTV Thursday

Omarosa Visits Temple University

Omarosa Manigault Newman visited Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication for a book signing and Q&A session on Thursday, September 27. The former assistant to President Trump sat down with Professor Bryan Monroe for two hours and discussed her newly released book Unhinged, which came out in August, and her time in the Trump administration. She also answered questions from the audience.

Watch the whole discussion on TUTV (Comcast 50, Verizon 45, or online) this Thursday, October 4 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Season premiere of A Broader View airs Monday

A Broader View: Race and Gender in Sports

The season premiere of A Broader View focuses on the state of race and gender in sports through the lens of the controversies surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s new Nike ad and Serena Williams’ match against Naomi Osaka.

Host Dan Bartels takes on the new Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, which premiered at the NFL season opener. Joining Dan is Dr. Joseph Mahan, a Temple Sports Management Professor whose focus is on sports consumer psychology, and Chris Murray, a sportswriter, podcaster and host of the Chris Murray Report on WURD Radio (900-AM and 96.1 FM) in Philadelphia.

Haley Proctor discusses and analyzes the conversation surrounding Serena Williams’ loss at the US Open. Williams, who faces discrimination as an athlete based on both her race and gender, was accused of cheating by the umpire during her match against Naomi Osaka and ultimately lost the game. Proctor is joined by Tina Sloan Green, Emeritus Temple Professor, former Womens Lacrosse Coach, and founder of the Black Women in Sports Foundation, and David A. Love, a Philadelphia-based journalist, to discuss the reactions to Williams, the umpire, and their conduct.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Monday, October 1 at noon and 8 p.m.

Watch today’s Temple Update online now

It’s the first live show of Temple Update of the semester! Tune in below:

Bill Cosby is back in court for sentencing, and Temple’ Updates Cassie Semyon was there reporting from the courtroom. Former president Obama was in town campaigning for PA Democrats, with John Dowding covering his massive event. Bri Hofsass is live outside of Conwell hall, bringing you the latest on Temple’s new partnership with the 76ers. Kaya Jones reports from Temple Rome on its new program for freshmen, and Toni Thomas reports live with your weather update and five day forecast for this week.

Make chicken and biscuits on an all new Baker Dave Presents

Baker Dave Presents... Chicken and Biscuits

LTC Keith W. Benedict, Professor of Military Science and a part of the ROTC department at Temple University, brings a recipe for chicken and biscuits to the of Baker Dave Presents… this Thursday. LTC Benedict served 15 years active duty in the military and often makes this hearty meal in the winter with the help of his four children. Benedict discusses his time as both student and teacher at West Point academy and how the Army ROTC at Temple won first place at last year’s Ranger Challenge.

Watch the premiere of this episode of TUTV’s cooking show on Thursday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A new live episode of Media Inside Out airs at noon Monday

Media Inside Out: Multilingual Education

Host Sherri Hope Culver discusses the media’s role in early multilingual childhood education with two guests. Tune in to TUTV on Monday, September 17 at 12 and 8 p.m.

Learn more about the issues facing the trans community on TUTV

Bouncing Back: Trans Rights

Host Lisa Bien talks to two trans guests who share their stories on an all new episode of Bouncing Back. Drea Richard, owner and operator of the Andre Richard Salon in Philadelphia with more than 20 years in the beauty industry, transitioned over two years ago and is now helping others by sharing her story. Hazel Edwards is an artist, community advocate and educator working towards trans liberation as an outreach specialist. Both discuss how they knew they were trans, how external and internalized transphobia made them afraid to transition initially, and how their approaches to transitioning differ.

Tune in to TUTV to hear these stories and learn more about the issues facing the trans community this Monday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Watch Inside the Nest and OwlSports Update every Tuesday and Thursday

The new hosts of OwlSports Update and Inside the Nest

Inside the Nest and OwlSports Update are back!

Inside the Nest is an hour-long program airing weekly every Tuesday at noon and 8 p.m. as a special presentation of OwlSports Update to give you in depth reporting on everything Temple Football. The hosts give a recap of the latest Temple Football game before switching over to a live feed of Head Coach Geoff Collins’ weekly conference, followed by a comprehensive break-down of news and comments revealed at the conference.

OwlSports Update tackles  ALL Temple sports for a half an hour every Thursday at noon and 8 p.m.

Both air LIVE on TUTV and are available to watch on Comcast 50 and Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or online everywhere.

Voting and what’s at stake, a discussion

Professor Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, one of the organizers of Chat in the StacksFor ten years running, the Libraries and the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color have co-hosted this engaging series of panels on timely topics, featuring faculty from across the university. In this edition of Chat in the Stacks, a panel discusses the high stakes associated with voting rights.

While some argue that there should be more legislation aimed toward avoiding voter fraud, there’s a strong argument to be made that the legislation disenfranchises minority voters. The panel discusses the implications of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision to roll back certain protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its impact on our current political and voting landscape.

Tune in Thursday, September 13 at 1 and 9 p.m. for this library lecture.

Watch TV Studio 3 transform before your very eyes

Time-lapse of the construction of the new studio

Annenberg Hall’s TV Studio 3 underwent a monster upgrade over the summer, and we were there to capture the transformation.

The new studio includes an all new 16×5.5′ video wall to replace the static skyline background, which will serve as a dynamic new storytelling tool for student producers, as well as a multipurpose area for interviews, breaking news reports, and more. The set is lit from the inside with adjustable LED lights.

See the brand new set in action for the first time on the season premiere of OwlSports Update‘s football-only half-hour new program, Inside the Nest, airing Tuesday, September 4 at noon and 8 p.m.

This studio installation was made possible by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation, Klein College’s Dean David Boardman, and the Temple University Board of Trustees. It was designed and built by Horizon AVL. TUTV Assistant General Manager George Cummings in partnership with Television Studio Manager Kyle Nesta and his team led the installation and execution of the new set.

New studio details New studio details

A conversation with Lew Klein

Lew Klein Naming Ceremony

TUTV’s General Manager Paul Gluck sat down with broadcast pioneer Lew Klein for an hour-long conversation over the summer for the first in depth interview with the station since the renaming of the School of Media and Communication to the Klein College of Media and Communications.

A Philadelphia broadcast legend, long-time professor, and the namesake of the Klein College of Media and Communications, Lew Klein talks about his 60+ years as an educator, how he got his start in broadcasting, the ways in which television has changed, his role at the University over the years, and the story behind the Lew Klein Excellence in Media Awards, as well as some of his former students, including actor Bob Saget and sports announcer Merrill Reese.

Can’t get enough Temple sports?

Saturday Sportsblock

We’ve got you! This semester we’ll bring you non-stop sports coverage for two full hours every Saturday.

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 repeat Thursday’s OwlSports Update at noon to give you an overview of everything happening this semester in Temple sports.  Finally, We Make The Call, the only sports talk show on TUTV, puts out an all new episode at 12:30 p.m.

So tune in starting 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8th for your Temple sports fix–Comcast channel 50, Verizon 45 and online!