Watch a music video from Temple’s Rome campus


A new short music video coming out of Temple University’s Rome campus highlights and updates an Italian childhood tradition.  The song featured, “Don Don Baby,” is a short nursery rhyme that is traditionally sung by children while playing hand games. The video is now airing on our broadcast channel between programs.

The song and accompanying video are part of a project by Piccoli Cantori di Milano, The Boy’s Choir of Milan, titled “Giocastrocche: filastrocche per giocare in cortile” (“nursery rhymes to play in the yard”). For their 50 year anniversary, the Choir put together a collection of 70 traditional nursery rhymes and Italian street games and performed them as songs. The video was produced by Roberto Conte.

Watch it below:


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Don’t miss the last OwlSports and Temple Update shows of 2018

Temple Update reporter Zuri Hoffman

Before heading out for winter break, get your fill of Temple news! Tune in Thursday, December 13 for the last edition of Temple Update at 10 a.m. and OwlSports Update at noon. Say goodbye to graduating seniors, hear about the latest in Temple Athletics, and more on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

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Don’t miss the last OwlSports and Temple Update shows of the year!

Last Update of 2019

Tune in this Thursday, December 12 for the final live news programs of the year! Graduating seniors will be featured on Temple Update in a special hour-long presentation of the newscast starting at 10 a.m. and re-airing at 6 p.m. Beginning at noon, OwlSports Update will wrap up the semester in Temple athletics with everything you need to know before heading home before the holidays. Watch it again at 8 p.m.

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The British Pub, Inc.

We caught up with Temple University Media Studies & Production graduate student Gino Canella to learn more about the documentary he shot while studying abroad in England in the summer of 2012. The British Pub, Inc. is a beautifully shot film featuring several interviews with pub enthusiasts and workers who paint a picture of the past and present of the pub industry. At once informative and intimate, Canella’s film captures the undying enthusiasm of British pub-goers even as times change and the economy fluctuates. It was presented at this year’s Global Temple Conference on Nov. 14 and airs on TUTV on Friday, Nov. 16.

Why did you make this documentary? What drew you to this subject and what made you want to put it on film?
After working in television news for eight years, I always said I wanted to produce a documentary. I think it’s an incredibly powerful genre that allows you to tell personal stories that speak to larger social issues. I knew a little about the British pub, but my understanding was more superficial–fish and chips and a couple of pints. After shooting this documentary, I have a more well-rounded view of what the pub means as a cultural institution to the people in the UK. At first, I didn’t know exactly how I was going to focus this piece, but knew the pub would be the foundation for the story because it’s a fantastic way to get to know the people. It wasn’t until I started shooting and interviewing pub customers and consumer groups that I narrowed down the issue of pub ownership and management structures.

What do you personally think are the main differences between bar/pub culture in America and the UK?
Pub culture in the UK is a social experience that is centered on community. Yes, there is drinking, but the focus is on people, meeting your neighbors, relaxing and having a conversation. A traditional British pub won’t have music or TVs, so you’re forced to talk with the person next to you. I do think there are great neighborhood bars in America–and especially in Philadelphia–that offer the same kind of friendly environment. British pub customers and bartenders are probably more likely to chat up a stranger, while it may take time to get to know the local bartender in an American bar.

Did you learn anything or meet anyone especially fascinating along the way?
I learned a lot of great things, not only about pub culture and British ales, but also about London that I don’t think I would have otherwise. I think the most interesting thing I learned was at the Great British Beer Festival when I heard the history of public houses in the UK. Geoff, the tour guide at Fuller’s, was a wealth of information and really added a unique voice to the documentary. I’m always so grateful to people who share their personal stories with me on camera, but Nick Roger was especially friendly and critical to the production of the documentary. A former colleague at ABC News introduced me to Nick. He was so nice, picked me up at the train station in Berkhamstead, and proceeded to drive me around town and take me to a small village pub. I’m forever grateful for his help.

There are many characters in this film; was there anyone in particular you liked the best?
Besides Nick and Geoff, Dave Clark has to be the most memorable character. He was extremely candid about sharing his business experience as a pub manager and I think his perspective was so valuable for the story I was trying to tell. The big chain pubs are making it so difficult for independent, village pubs like The Windmill to survive. Dave expressed the sentiment of probably a lot of pub managers perfectly.

What were your favorite beers that you tried in the UK?
British ales are definitely an acquired taste. They are not carbonated and served at room temperature. Drinking “flat”, warm beer is not like anything you would drink at an American bar. I tried to sample a lot of different beers so I don’t know if I have a favorite. British pub customers call unique beers and sampling a “tick”, because if you try something you’ve never seen, you “tick” it off your list. ESB from Fuller’s was pretty good if I had to pick one, though.

What connection would you say does this film to what you’re studying at Temple University?
I don’t know if there is a connection with Temple University, but I definitely see parallels between pub ownership/management and my graduate studies. I enjoy finding “theory in practice”–relevant issues in society that speak to what I’m learning in class. In my Media Institutions course for example, we talk a lot about media corporations, the consolidation of media firms and what implications these business structures have for consumers. This is clearly playing itself out in the UK’s pub industry. Financial tough times 3-4 years ago forced a lot of pubs to close or sell out to chains. This means less choice for the consumers and less quality and diversity in the pub market. I don’t want to give the impression that all pubs in the UK look like Starbucks because great pubs are everywhere in London, but the standardization of an industry should be something consumers are more aware of.

What do you prefer in a bar?
I say it’s not where you are but who you’re with that really matters. Whether it’s a dive bar, neighborhood pub with a great selection of craft beers, or a wine bar, I’m happy as long as I’m having drinks with good-time friends.

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New Episodes of Tell All!

The student-made game show is back with more all-new episodes. Don’t know how it’s played?  Read More »

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Coach Collins bakes a cake on new Baker Dave Presents

Baker Dave Presents... Coach Collins

Coach Geoff Collins appears on a new episode Baker Dave’s show to make his own recipe for keto key lime cheesecake. Collins went on the keto diet recently at the recommendation of his doctor and came to the set to share his healthier twist on a classic cheesecake, which substitutes a graham cracker crust with almond flour. Baker Dave and Coach Collins also discuss his peripatetic lifestyle as an athletics administrator, having moved 14 times in the past 23 years, and more.

Tune in to TUTV and learn more about Temple’s Football Head Coach this Thursday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 and online. Plus, don’t miss Baker Dave’s appearance on Food Network‘s #ChristmasCookieChallenge, Monday November 19 at 10 p.m.!

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Temple Talk season finale premieres Tuesday

Hosts of Temple Talk's Season 6

Tune in to the Season 6 finale of Temple Talk to say goodbye to graduating hosts on the last episode until Fall semester.

Morgan Kolakowski, Katie Gigler, and Toree Weaver are all graduating this Spring and moving on to greener pastures, so don’t miss their last episode!

Also, hear the hosts’ thoughts on Lori Loughlin’s not guilty plea and Camila Cabello’s acting debut in the Cinderella remake and watch a live performance by Perpetuals, a Philly-based alternative rock band.

Don’t miss it! Tune in to TUTV this Tuesday, April 23 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Cast of Temple Talk's Season 6

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What happens if you worry too much?

Anxiety drawing

Being nervous is normal, but for some anxiety can be debilitating, becoming a roadblock that prevents productivity and accomplishment. In a new episode of Bouncing Back, host Lisa Bien speaks to Jennifer Uber, Student Services Coordinator for Temple’s Disabilities Dept, about bouncing back from anxiety.

Uber lists and describes many different anxiety disorders, including well-known disorders like PTSD and OCD. Uber explains that many people don’t realize that they are suffering from an excess of anxiety, which causes them to believe wholeheartedly in their negative thoughts. College students, who are living their life on their own for the first time, can be especially susceptible to stress, and sometimes don’t realize when it’s getting out of hand. For those who need help controlling their anxiety, Uber also lists coping mechanisms and strategies to deal with the cycle of worried thoughts.

Tune in to TUTV Wednesday, April 8 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to learn more about overcoming anxiety and stress.

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Joseph Farraday is back on TUTV

Son of Science graphic

In a new episode of TUTV Table Read, Joseph Faraday, genius scientist and “temporary resident of the universe,” interrupts an awards ceremony when a peer is given the Greatest Scientific Achievement Award for the production of his reality TV show featuring a him and his two clones. Being passed over for this award and his subsequent humiliating outburst causes Faraday to feel inferior and mad––mad with science! He goes rogue and creates his own cult wherein he proclaims himself the “Son of the God of Science” and begins to summon the sentient black hole that is Science, but everything goes wrong. Lady Dopamine returns and joins forces with Igor to stop the madness, even though she doesn’t care the least bit about him.

Littered with pop culture references to everything from My Little Pony to NPR, “The Son of Science”  is a comedy set in space written by Temple student Sam Watson. The program stars Adam Wahlberg as Faraday, and features actors Dan McGlaughlin, Amy Frear, and Jenna Kuerzi, Joe Vallee, John Groody, and Curtis K. Case in multiple parts.

Don’t miss the premiere this Thursday, September 18 at 1 p.m. on Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or watch it online. It will re-air at 9 p.m.

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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.

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Happy Holidays from TUTV!

Temple TV will be presenting special programming from December 22-25 to celebrate the holidays. In addition, a 4-hour block of classic Sherlock Holmes movies will air on New Year’s Day to herald in 2013. Check out the schedules below to see all of our holiday-related programming:

Christmas Programming

Program Day Time
Once Upon a Christmas Cheery
in the Lab of Shakhashiri 1
Sat. 22 12:30p, 8:30p
Temple Update: 2012 Holiday Show Sun. 23 10a, 6p
A Christmas Carol: Vincent Price Sun. 23 12:30p, 8:30p
Once Upon a Christmas Cheery
in the Lab of Shakhashiri 2
Sun. 23 1p, 9p
Life with Father Sun. 23 2p, 10p
Style City Music: Holiday Show Sun. 23 4:30p, 12:30a
WCAU: Once Upon A Holiday Sun. 23 5p, 1a
Tales of Dickens: Christmas Carol Mon. 24 10a, 6p
Jack Benny Christmas Show Mon. 24 10:30a, 6:30p
Christmas Cartoons Mon. 24 11a, 7p
March of The Wooden Soldiers Mon. 24 12p, 8p
Scrooge Mon. 24 1:30p, 9:30p
A Christmas Wish Mon. 24 3p, 11p
Style City Music: Holiday Show Mon. 24 4:30p, 12:30a
Baby Blue Arts Holiday Songs Mon. 24 5p, 1a
Holiday Yule Log Mon. 24 5:30p, 1:30a
Home and Hearth Crane Candlelight Concert Tues. 25 10a, 6p
Little Lord Fauntleroy Tues. 25 11a, 7p
Angel On My Shoulder Tues. 25 1p, 9p
March of The Wooden Soldiers Tues. 25 4:30p, 12:30a

New Year’s Programming

Program Day Time
Sherlock Holmes: The Secret Weapon Tues. 1 12:30p, 8:30p
Sherlock Holmes: Women In Green Tues. 1 2p, 10p
Sherlock Holmes: Terror By Night Tues. 1 3:30p, 11:30p
Sherlock Holmes: Dressed to Kill Tues. 1 4:30p, 12:30a
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Baker Dave whips up something savory for a change

Photo of creamed chipped beef served on a plate

Baker Dave switches things up and heads out to Morgan Hall, where he meets up with Temple’s Executive Chef Matthew L. Clarke to whip up a local favorite, the iconic military dish creamed chipped beef. Clarke’s shares stories of his own experiences in the military, while audiences also learn the secret to perfect creamed chipped beef.

This new episode of Baker Dave Presents… will air Tuesday, December 10 at 12:30 p.m. and re-air at 8:30 p.m. Tune in online if you don’t have cable!

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Welcome new Temple students!

Philadelphia skyline

TUTV is excited about this year’s incoming freshmen and transfer students!

A little about ourselves: Temple University Television (TUTV) is committed to serving as a showcase for the best work by Temple students, faculty and alumni. In other words, we broadcast content produced by you! To submit your original work to TUTV, take a look at the submissions section of this website. We also feature programming produced in classes, such as Temple Update and Crossroads, so be sure to sign up for them in the future if you’d like to be featured on TUTV. And if you have any questions at all, just shoot us an email using our contact form.

Of course, the best way to learn more about what TUTV is all about is to watch our 24/7 programming! If you have cable in your living quarters, tune in to Comcast channel 50 or Verizon channel 45, depending on your cable provider. If you don’t have cable, you can watch online.

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Charles Blockson speaks at the Blockson Museum

Charles Blockson in the stacks at Paley Library

In 2013, Temple University’s Blockson Museum celebrated the seventieth year of founder Charles Blockson’s efforts to preserve African American history by inviting community and faculty members to gather together in celebration. Blockson himself speaks in detail about his inspiring life and what led him from dealing with segregation in Norristown to becoming an internationally recognized historian, author, academic and collector of artifacts.

Today, Blockson has amassed one of the world’s largest private collections of African American history, which has been shared with the Temple community through the Blockson Museum.

Tune into TUTV Tuesday, January 14 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to watch this talk, and don’t miss the accompanying exhibition at the Blockson Collection, 1330 Polett Walk in Sullivan Hall, now through the spring.

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A Classic Movie Special on Thanksgiving

This year, celebrate Thanksgiving by watching classic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood on TUTV. Airing on Comcast channel 50, Verizon 45 and online, TUTV will be airing special programming starting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 22.

In between waiting for the pumpkin pie to finish baking and putting in the turkey, catch The March of the Wooden Soldiers (also known as Babes in Toyland), a lavish Laurel and Hardy feature about an enchanted fantasy world inhabited by two hapless toy makers. Then, don’t miss Father’s Little Dividend, a 1951 comedy and sequel to Father of the Bride, starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and a young Elizabeth Taylor. Rounding out our marathon is My Dear Secretary, a 1948 film starring Kirk Douglas as a bestselling novelist and playboy who tries to change his philandering ways after he woos and marries his latest of many secretaries.

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