COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) info

TUTV is suspending new program production and operating the station in maintenance mode remotely, but stay tuned for any developments as we monitor this rapidly evolving situation. We will continue our 24/7 broadcast and livestream.

TUTV urges our viewers and producers to stay safe and follow local and national safety guidelines that can be found on the regularly-updated sites listed below:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping during COVID-19 for children and caregivers, as well as guidance for higher education administrators.

  • The Child Mind Institute has published a resource on how to talk to young people about COVID-19.
  • The Hope Center has outlined resources for supporting college students during this crisis.
  • The American College Health Association has created a guide to help college health staff and campus administrators address COVID-19 on campus.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has information on travel, media resources, and other research on COVID-19.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides some science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.

“One by one”: Student voices from quarantine

Hear from Temple students as they self-isolate for the remainder of the semester. The 17 students who enrolled in the Spring 2020 TUTV Practicum course this year expected to be immersed a studio-based course, learning multi-camera television production and creating original programming for TUTV and, but that all ended two weeks ago.

Now, in light of self-quarantine measures due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, students are stuck at home without access to these facilities. Instead, they will tell their share their experiences in quarantine via short video pieces in a program titled “One by One”. The stories they tell range from personal tales of the challenges they confront in this disquieting time, to messages of optimism, and others that tackle the seriousness of the situation with comedy. Watch the first series of One by One videos now:


Flip through the videos above to see projects from Brandon Augustine, Karly Bennett, Plaseh Dennis, Camryn Dodd, Ravyn Johnson-White, Ramata Kaba, Amanda Suzanne Kole, Megan Lowery, Sabrina Mohamed,
Joshua Russell, Steven Saul, Cynthia Sardar, DeVaun Simpson, Jase Thurman, Kyle Turner, Ben Verbeck, and Jeremy Wallace.

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Temple students collaborate on COVID-19 coverage

COVID-19 Reporting Collaboration

In the midst of an unprecedented global crisis, Temple student media groups have joined forces and consolidated their efforts to cover the coronavirus pandemic. The Temple News, Temple Update, Lo Ultimo and WHIP Radio are providing extensive reporting on COVID-19 which is available to view now at a newly created integrated student media site,

Using podcasts, video, Spanish-language articles, and more, student journalists are covering the impact on Temple, the city of Philadelphia, and the country with support from TUTV and Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication.

Season finale of The World at Temple premieres Thurs

The World at Temple
Host Luv’en-Ya Rowland returns to the set of The World at Temple for the season finale. First she interviews Temple student and filmmaker Yinan Wang, who discusses his new documentary piece about the owner of a struggling Chinese restaurant and the tensions that develop with his sons, who he expects to take over the family business. The filmmaker used to work there, and knew the family before deciding to create a piece based on their interfamilial dynamic. Later, watch a video created by a World at Temple reporter who was studying abroad at the University of East Anglia in the UK this semester.

Watch the premiere of this episode of The World at Temple on Thursday, April 2 at 2:30 and 10:30 p.m.


Season finale of We Need to Talk to premiere

We Need to Talk: Episode 5

TUTV’s all-female talk show is set to air their final episode of the semester on Saturday, March 21 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.  A group of diverse female hosts bring their unique perspectives to topics such as current events, the latest trends in beauty and fashion, and their own personal lives.

Watch Temple Smash March 21

Temple Smash: Episode 1102

Temple SMASH performs for the first time at the Tomlinson Theater on Temple Campus in a new episode airing Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.

New episode of Temple Tonight premieres

Temple Tonight: Episode 19

Temple Tonight premieres a new season this month! In the season premiere, Jay and Ava discuss post-graduation plans: Jay reveals his streetwear brand, while Ava makes a foray into Instagram influencing. Special guest Flower Marie joins the set to discuss her semester abroad in Scotland, during which she met the Loch Ness monster. Next, two students from Temple, Charley Parker and Madison Murphy, discuss making their short film, Wailing, which is set to premiere on April 21. Lastly, Tyler Wolf performs up a stand up routine.

Watch the premiere of this episode of TUTV’s late night talk show on Saturday, March 14 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.

Watch: Media Inside Out LIVE noon Monday

Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, will appear to host another episode of her show, Media Inside Out,  a television talk show that explores the media we love to watch, listen to, read and play with an analytical and critical approach. Media Inside Out approaches media with an appreciation for its potential as entertainment, and even as an educational tool, but balances that with an understanding of its impact and influence. Each episode digs deep into a specific media theme or media property.

Tune in this Monday, March 9 at noon and 8 p.m. to watch this episode premiere live on TUTV.

Brand Matters examines Pride Month advertising

Brand Matters: Pride Marketing

Brand Matters host Steve McLean, an Adjunct Instructor of Advertising at Klein College, looks ahead to the month of June with Stephen Facenda of Viamark Advertising, and John Duffin from Duffin Media. Together they discuss how brands are using Pride Month, celebrated during June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

But has Pride month become another selling season on the corporate calendar? Is it a cynical cash grab or an attempt to show solidarity with a historically oppressed group of people? Are brands only embracing rainbow advertising now that it has become ‘safe’ to support LGTBQ+ causes? McLean shows some examples of ads that show a deeper commitment to the cause than those that merely adopt a rainbow-colored logo for the month of June.

Tune in this Tuesday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to hear the full discussion.

Watch a one-hour doc about the first plastics Thurs

All Things Bakelite

“All Things Bakelite: The Age Of Plastic” is a joyous and provocative one-hour documentary that captures both the wonder and the curse of chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland’s biggest invention–the first wholly synthetic plastic.

One of the greatest stories of science never told comes alive using re-enactments; rare archival footage and personal diaries; interviews with scientists, historians, and artists; and a highly entertaining original score.

Watch it on TUTV this Thursday, March 5 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Baker Dave Presents… Vegan Eggrolls with Dr. Aaron Smith

Baker Dave Presents... Dr. Aaron Smith

Dr. Aaron Smith, known as “The Rapping Professor”, brings a recipe for what he called “North Philly Southwestern Eggrolls” which are also vegan, as Aaron himself is, to the set of Baker Dave’s cooking show.

Aaron, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University, went viral for writing and performing a rap about being a freshman and being new to the university, encouraging students to persevere. He and Baker Dave prepare his dish while discussing cooking techniques and why Aaron went vegan, among other topics.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Thursday, March 5 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

New A Broader View talks Democratic Party Primary

Media and American Politics course

On a new episode of A Broader View, host Karen Turner and her guests discuss the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary, and in particular the New Hampshire primary. The primary was used as a reporting opportunity for the course Media and American Politics, which had students traveling to NH to do on-the-ground reporting.

Three students who participated in the course, taught by Journalism Department Chair Dr. David Mindich in addition to Karen Turner and Professor David Brown, join the set to discuss the process of writing about minor candidates available on the NH ballot for, a site created for the course. Trevor Greinor, Cheyenne Corinne, and Cleves Mongo, all graduate students, go in depth with their experiences reporting in the state.

Watch the premiere of this episode on Tuesday, March 3 at 2 and 10 p.m.

Student documentary looks at benefits of zoos

Voice of the WildVoice for the Wild, a short documentary made by Temple students, explores the positive side of zoos as public opinion has become increasingly negative against them. Using Elmwood Park Zoo as a backdrop for this large-scale issue, the documentary provides an inside look at the people who work there and what continues to drive them. Directed by Brianna Dent, a junior Media Studies and Production major at Temple University, “Voice for the Wild” is her first documentary and won the Animal Welfare Award at the New Hope Film Festival.  Tune in to see it premiere on TUTV this Wednesday, February 26 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Temple Talk premieres new season Tuesday

The first episode of TUTV’s entertainment talk show in the year 2020 premieres this Tuesday, February 25 at 1 and 9 p.m. Tune in for the entertainment news, games and special guests.