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Make chicken and biscuits on an all new Baker Dave Presents

Baker Dave Presents... Chicken and Biscuits

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.

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

Media Inside Out: Multilingual Education

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.

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Learn more about the issues facing the trans community on TUTV

Bouncing Back: Trans Rights

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.

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Watch Inside the Nest and OwlSports Update every Tuesday and Thursday

The new hosts of OwlSports Update and Inside the Nest

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.

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Voting and what’s at stake, a discussion

Professor Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, one of the organizers of Chat in the Stacks

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.

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Watch TV Studio 3 transform before your very eyes

New studio details

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.

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A conversation with Lew Klein

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.

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Can’t get enough Temple sports?

Saturday Sportsblock

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!

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What is flamenco? A report from Spain

My Summer in Spain

Study abroad reporter Baylor reports from Barcelona on the story-telling Spanish dance in the final installment of My Summer in Spain. Kaicey interviews a woman who both teaches the dance and make the outfits that Flamenco dancers wear, which often take weeks to complete. In addition, she says it is her mission to teach the history of the dance to her customers.

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What happens when two people who barely recognize each other try to be polite

#YearOfGrog: August

Two distant friends worry about getting closer in August’s #YearOfGrog video short.

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Making “Pain Perdu” with Baker Dave

Baker Dave Presents French Toast

Baker Dave Presents French Toast

Gary Kiebach III, a Temple alum, joins Baker Dave on the set of his show to make French toast. Gary graduated from Klein College with an Advertising degree and now works at Aramark for Temple as a Marketing Coordinator. He speaks French and is 1/16th French and in this spirit shares his recipe for the French breakfast classic. Gary and Baker Dave discuss the origin of French toast as a way to use up stale brioche bread, Gary’s plans to buy a house in Fishtown, and how he spent some time living in France, while Baker Dave contributes to the recipe by making fresh fruit compote and hand whipped whipped cream.

Watch this episode of Baker Dave Presents… on Thursday, August 30 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on TUTV.

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Watch the Convocation Ceremony live on TUTV

2017 Temple University Convocation

Temple University flag

This Friday at 11 a.m., TUTV will air the 2018 Temple University Convocation Ceremony for the Class of 2022. Tune in to Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or online to see this formal welcoming of Temple’s new class of students live.

Convocation at Temple University is a tradition that occurs annually at the end of Welcome Week. This formal ceremony celebrates the arrival of the new class of undergraduate students, freshmen and transfers. The university president, provost, president of the faculty senate, student body president and alumni association president welcome the new class and mark the beginning of their academic journey.

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TUTV receives 30 award nominations this year

2016 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards

TUTV and Temple University programs are dominating the list of nominees for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy© Awards, accounting for over 60% of all college nominations! Many categories include nominations from no other universities. Two out of the four students nominated for the Talent category are Temple students. Additionally, 8 TUTV programs have been nominated for the 2018 National CBI Awards, with nominated for best Student Media Website!

A list of the nominated programs can be found below, along with links to watch them.

2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy© College Nominations


Inside the Nest: October 17, 2017
Ben Otte, Senior Producer
Zac DeMedio, Show Producer
Dave Petrozziello, Show Producer
Nick Roche, Chief Videographer/Editor
Matt Bevenour, Anchor
Max Mirkin, Anchor
Jonathan Gilbert, Field Reporter
Alexa Ross, Field Reporter
Max Bass, Graphics Coordinator

OwlSports Update: December 7, 2017
Sarah Shields, Senior Producer
Melissa Payavis, Show Producer
Erin Steffe, Show Producer
Tracy Yatsko, Anchor
Dan Bartels, Anchor
Nick Roche, Chief Videographer

Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TV— Episode 1 Fall 2017
Neil Ortiz, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Francesca Viola, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Rob Di Rienzo, Producer
Bud Knapp, Producer
Montana Bassett, Graphics Designer/Video Editor

Temple Update: March 1, 2018
Spencer Trabbold, Supervising Producer
Asad Bokhari, Producer
Rebecca Rosenblatt, Director
Kelly Antonacci, Anchor
Kaicey Baylor, Anchor
Cassie Semyon, Reporter
Brianna Dent, Technical Director
Logan Moritz, Editing Manager
Andrew Mikida, Editing Manager
Peter Jaroff, Advisor

Temple Update: March 29, 2018
Spencer Trabbold, Supervising Producer
Keith Aversa, Producer
Danielle Sabulsky, Director
Dan Ray, Anchor
Zuri Hoffman, Anchor
Kelly Antonacci, Reporter
Izamarie Camacho, Reporter
Max Bass, Technical Director
Logan Moritz, Editing Manager
Peter Jaroff, Advisor

General Assignment

Behind the Counter for 46 Years, and Counting
Rob DiRienzo, Multimedia Journalist/Producer

Cape Town Residents Struggle in Temporary Relocation Area
Paul Gluck, Faculty Advisor
Hannah McComsey, Reporter

Combating Addiction, Starting with a Conversation
Robert DiRienzo, Multimedia Journalist/Producer

State of the Union 2018 Preview
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Cassie Semyon, Reporter
Ben Otte, Field Producer/Photojournalist

Temple Snow Storm
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Ben Otte, Photojournalist

Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

The Vibe at Temple
Edward Dress, Executive Producer/Advisor
Nydja Hood, Executive Producer
Giovanni Vazquez, Executive Producer
Miya Jones, Executive Producer
Monica Logrono, Director
Lindsey Ferguson, Co-Director

World at Temple
Edward Dress, Executive Producer/Advisor
Mohab Abou-Elalla, Producer
Katie Bandish, Host
Rebecca Rosenblatt, Director
Sajid Chaudhary, Associate Producer
Christina Lew, Head Script Writer
Justin Welton, Senior Correspondent
Rose Keenan, Reporter
Rico Le, Reporter


The Art of Being Izzy
Laura Zaylea, Executive Producer/Advisor
Kristine Weatherston, Executive Producer/Advisor
Christina Lew, Script Writer
Eli LaBan, Director Of Photography
Colin Pawlowski, Director


The Fight: Grappling with Philadelphia Gentrification
Paul Gluck, Faculty Advisor
Dan Ray, Producer/Editor

Encore – Music Education for Social Change (to be aired in the fall)
Bridget O’Hara, Producer/Director/Editor
Hoa Nguyen, Producer/Director/Editor
Christopher Lumsden, Producer/Director/Editor
Matthew Ward, Producer/Director/Editor
Kelsi Smith, Producer/Director/Editor

Making it Up (to be aired in the fall)
Dr. Kristine Weatherston, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Saisha Pringle, Producer/Director
Danielle Halteman, Producer/Director
Zhaochen Zhang, Producer/Director


Maria Biancaniello: Rowing Through the Wake
Luke Burdsall, Reporter
Maria Cantu, Photog/Editor
Mario Fantini, Photog/Editor

Temple TUFF
Tracy Yatsko, Reporter/Writter
Sarah Shields, Field Producer
Ben Otte, Photog/Editor


Alexa Ross
Matt Bevenour

Read the full list of all nominees here.

2018 College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Finalists

Best News Reporting Video

Protests before State of the Union Address

Best Newscast Video

Temple Update: April 26, 2018
Temple Update: April 19, 2018

Best Sports Reporting Video

OwlSports Update: Temple TUFF
OwlSports Update: A Basketball Student Manager versus Cancer

Best Sportscast Video

Inside the Nest: October 17, 2017
Inside the Nest: December 7, 2017

Best Documentary/Public Affairs Video

Encore:  Music Education for Social Change

Best Student Media Website

Best Promo Video

Temple Update Topical Promo for March 22, 2018 Show

Read the full list of nominees here.

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Celebrating Independence Day abroad

My Summer in Spain: July 4th

Klein College student Kaicey Baylor is studying in Spain this summer and sharing stories of daily life in Barcelona with TUTV. In the latest installment of the series, Kaicey speaks to other American study abroad students about how it felt to be in another country on July 4th. She shows how an American bar in Spain hosted an Independence Day celebration for and talks to patrons about what they missed most about celebrating the holiday in the States.

My Summer in Spain: July 4th

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

Featured In Philly: Summer Music Edition

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

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