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Temple SMASH season premiere airs Saturday

Temple Smash

Temple Smash is back in front of a live audience this semester, and you don’t want to miss it. If you weren’t able to be there for the live show in the Student Center, TUTV has you covered! The season premiere will air on our broadcast and online this Saturday, November 13 at 5 and 11 p.m.

Temple Smash is Temple University’s first and only televised variety show, produced for students by students. Taped in front of a live studio audience, the show features an array of talent acts including original sketch comedy, musical groups, dancers, stand-up comics, short films, and more.

The new episode is composed of several sketch comedies, performed both on-stage and prior to the show. The student written and produced sketches featured include Pants on a Subway, Nun High School, The Vet, and more.

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Channel your inner-chef with TUTV’s Cooking Contest!


TUTV is hosting a virtual social media cooking contest! Put your skills to the test and share your favorite ‘college-style’ meal on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TUchef. The contest winner will receive a grand prize with a value of more than $100!

Get creative! Your meal should be innovative yet simple and take no longer than 30 minutes to prepare. Submissions will be accepted from November 10-16 and can be shared in the form of Instagram stories, reels, and posts, or on Twitter as a tweet or fleet. For Instagram submissions, participants must follow @temple_tv on Instagram. For Twitter submissions, participants must follow @templetv on Twitter. The hashtag #TUchef must be used for all entries.

Paul Gluck, TUTV’s general manager, shared his excitement about this student opportunity for creativity. He said, “We are very excited to be launching a fun contest for students to share quick and easy recipes with each other…we hope some students are able to try out these recipes for themselves.”

Put on your apron and join in on the community spirit!

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The World at Temple season premiere airs Tues

The World at Temple

The World at Temple

The World at Temple kicks off its new season this semester on Tuesday, November 16 at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Meet your new hosts, Rayma Abdallah and Jesse Dimich-Louvet, who conduct two interviews shedding light on international and cultural experiences here at Temple. Thomas Hernandez, a 2021 Diamond Award recipient and current student, discusses his roots in Philadelphia and how he established an identity following his move to the suburbs. Hear how he met diverse people through this experience and later from attending a performing arts high school and entering the dance community.

The team behind Klein College’s study abroad program also appear to share how students can take advantage of study abroad programs in both the U.S. and internationally. Klein GO Director Allie Miller and Assistant Director Gabby Verzella dive into how the pandemic has impacted these programs and what they look like now.

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Celebrate 100 years of The Temple News

The Temple News is celebrating their 100th anniversary and will be hosting a series of seminars, speaker series, and events throughout the year. Their first publication, formerly known as the Temple University Weekly, was printed on September 19, 1921. Since then, the award-winning student publication has become the paper of record for the Temple community, releasing 2,000 copies biweekly.

The first event in the series is highlights reporting done in the 60s, 70s and 80s by hosting the following notable guests:

  • Richard Leiby, Klein ’78, Editor at the Washington Post
  • Ellie Fisher, Klein ’73, Author and former United Press International editor
  • Irv Randolph, Klein ’81, Managing editor of the Philadelphia Tribune

The speakers will discuss how they navigated covering some key issues of their generation, such as Watergate and the Civil Rights Movement. TUTV will be airing the event on Wednesday, October 27th at 1 and 9 p.m. Tune in to join the celebration and hear from some of Klein’s greatest alumni!

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New on Monday: Your Best Life with guest Kevin McLemore

A new episode of Your Best Life with host Lisa Bien will premiere Monday, October 25th at noon and 8 p.m. on TUTV! Bien aims to give viewers a fresh perspective on their own misgivings regarding self worth through real life examples of personal struggle and self acceptance.

This episode features guest Kevin McLemore, an author and podcast host who experienced his own journey of self acceptance throughout his childhood. Abandoned by his mother at a young age, McLemore found himself drawn to juvenile delinquency. It was not until he found a passion for football in high school that he was able to dig himself out of a hole and learn to be true to himself. Despite nearly making it through college without basic reading and writing skills, McLemore has written three books to date with two more to be published soon. Hear more about his story and how he learned to change his own life Monday on TUTV!

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TUTV receives two Pinnacle College Media Awards

The National 2020-2021 Pinnacle Awards were announced last week, honoring the best of college media organizations and individual work. TUTV was recognized for two broadcast productions by one of our most popular programs, OwlSports Update.

Our weekly sports news program won second place in the Best Video Sportscast category and third place in the Best Video Special Events Coverage category.

The second place award for Best Video Sportscast recognizes OwlSports Update‘s April 15, 2021 show produced by students, Hailey Tesorro and Jack Lynch.

Congrats OwlSports Update! Tune in every Thursday at noon and 8 p.m. to watch new editions of this program.

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TUTV airs doc and panel on impact of local activist history

50 years have passed since a group of activists burglarized an FBI office, uncovering an illegal surveillance system used to watch and infiltrate the lives of American citizens who were involved in non-violent anti-Vietnam War protests and other civil rights groups. The burglarization, coined MEDBURG, revealed counterintelligence planted on activist groups and the existence of the infamous COINTELPRO operation. To commemorate the anniversary, these activists, along with the Washington Post reporter who exposed the crimes and various guests, returned to the scene of the crime: Media, PA.

On September 1, 2021, those involved reconvened to unveil a dedicated historical marker in Media Borough and to shed light on the significance of these events fifty years ago. Temple University’s own Dean David Boardman and Professor Marc Lamont Hill attended the commemoration. A screening of the 1971 documentary, which breaks down and portrays the events of that night, was hosted along with a discussion panel by Lamont Hill.

The 1971 documentary and discussion panel will air Wednesday, October 15 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV. Tune in to learn more about this significant moment in history and hear speeches from prominent leaders at Temple.

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LIVE on Monday: New Episode of A Broader View

Professor Karen M. Turner will be appearing live on Monday, October 18th at 12 p.m. with a new episode of A Broader View. A class of Turner’s journalism students host and produce this program with the objective to give viewers a broader view of big stories people are talking about, or should be talking about. Tune in and explore issues and events that transform our lives as it airs live on Monday!

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Hear the latest on Temple’s new Athletics Director on TUTV

Arthur Johnson

Arthur Johnson

President Jason Wingard announced on Thursday, October 7th that Arthur Johnson has been named Vice President and Director of Athletics at Temple University. Johnson brings extensive experience to this role from his time working at several other universities, including the last seven years he served on the athletics senior leadership team at the University of Texas. His time on their team largely contributed to Texas’s capture of its first-ever IMG Learfield Division I College Director’s Cup in 2020-21.

TUTV sports reporters will have the latest information on what you can expect from Johnson this coming week. Tune in to Inside the Nest this Tuesday at noon and 8 p.m. and OwlSports Update on Thursday at noon and 8 p.m.

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Sunday Movie Highlight: Charade with Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant


Charade film poster

TUTV will be airing Charade for our weekly Sunday movie. Described as “the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made,” this 1963 romantic thriller stars film icons Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. The plot centers around a women being pursued by several men searching for a fortune stolen by the women’s murdered husband. Tune in to watch the mystery ensue on Sunday, October 17 at 1 and 9 p.m.

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Introducing the Claire Smith Center for Sports Media

Claire Smith Center for Sports Media

Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication announced last Monday, October 6th that they will be naming the school’s new Sports Media Center after Claire Smith, a pioneer who set the standard for women in the sports media field.

Smith graduated from Klein in 1979 and has come full circle back to the college with the honor of this new center. She was the first women to be recognized with the Baseball Writers’ Association of America Career Excellence Award in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Students will have the chance to follow in her footsteps and achieve greatness through a whole new understanding of both the knowledge and the culture, theory, and history of the sports media field.

Temple intends for the new addition to be a world-class academic center focused on the teaching, training, and research of sports journalism and related fields. Offering the only Sports Media Certificate of its kind for undergraduates, the center will only broaden the opportunities for participating students. In addition to these critical professional aspects, the center will focus on multiculturalism and breaking down racial and gender barriers in the sports media industry. The facility will be built on a foundation of Smith’s values: ethics, excellence, and integrity.

Learn more here and view the video below for a more comprehensive background on Smith and Temple’s vision for the center.

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LIVE on Monday: New Media Inside Out

Coming this Monday, a new LIVE episode of Media Inside Out will feature host Sherri Hope Culver and center around trends in virtual communication, including the use of augmented and virtual reality. Watch the premiere live this Monday, October 4 at 12 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.

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TUTV turns 11!

This Friday, October 1st marks eleven years of TUTV! It all began in 2010 with the vision to create a TV broadcast studio for students to try their hand in the media and production field. This vision was brought to life with a generous $1.2 million donation from the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation to the Klein College of Media and Communication.

Since then, TUTV’s prominence and capabilities have advanced in leaps and bounds. We now produce over 30 programs, many of which have received collegiate awards from the Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Chapter and College Broadcasters, Inc.

To show their appreciation, several alumni sent in videos for our 10th anniversary last year to tell us what TUTV means to them. Visit our Instagram, @temple_tv, to view these videos underneath our Reels page and celebrate our anniversary with us!

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Prepare for homecoming with a new Inside the Nest

OwlSports Update: September 23, 2021


Homecoming weekend is quickly approaching! Stay in the know before the big game on October 2 by tuning into this week’s Inside the Nest. Hosts Jackson Neill and Ray Dunne discuss everything you need to know about Temple Football. Show reporters Emilie Cochrane and Erik Jesberger join to provide in depth coverage on the latest stories in college football.

The newest episode will air LIVE on Tuesday, September 28 at 12 p.m. Tune in to get caught up!

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Learn how to listen to your inner life on a new Your Best Life

Host Lisa Bien will be joined by Rabbi Lynnda Targan for a new episode of Your Best Life this Monday. This edition of our self-help talk show focuses on transformation and the power of listening to your inner voice. Author of Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Rabbi, Targan will describe how she was called to this path of her life and how you can do it too.

Targan also shares how growing up amid her grandparent’s close-knit Orthodox Jewish community influenced her later in life. Working as an accomplished public relations professional, journalist, and happily-married mother of two, Targan recognized a lack of spirituality in her life and an overwhelming feeling of being unfulfilled. Targan found herself being drawn back to Judaism as an adult with her own family and decided to follow that inner voice.

Tune in Monday, September 27 at noon and 8 p.m. to hear Targan’s inspiring story and learn from her her story of self-enrichment.

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