Watch the new student convocation live on TUTV

2019 Convocation Ceremony

TUTV will be carrying the 2019 Convocation Ceremony live from The Liacouras Center on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Tune in to Comcast channel 50 or Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits, or watch online everywhere. The ceremony will air again on TUTV at 11:30 p.m. and on Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 a.m.

Convocation at Temple University is a tradition that occurs annually during Welcome Week. This formal ceremony, which follows school and college meetings, celebrates the arrival of the new class of undergraduate students, freshmen and transfers. Various university leaders will welcome the new class and mark the beginning of students’ academic journey.

New “Moving On” episode of Temple Experience airs Thurs

The Temple Experience: Moving On

Breaking away from its usual format which features Temple seniors and juniors discussing college life, the latest episode of The Temple Experience highlights recent grads. Carli Showmaker, Asad Bokhari, and Matthew Ward, who graduated from Temple University in May 2019, are interviewed by General Manager Paul Gluck about their college experience, their life goals, and what they would tell Temple freshmen.

They also discuss what drew them to Temple and their majors, when their interest in media and production developed, and what their next steps are.

Watch the premiere this Thursday, August 22 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV (Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online).

TUTV received 12 nominations for the 2019 Mid Atlantic EMMY® Awards

TUTV has come away with 12 nominations in 6 categories for this year’s Mid Atlantic EMMY® College Production Awards! Our student producers have nabbed nominations in categories ranging from cultural affairs to long form, including two nominations in the talent category for alums Sarah Metts and Vince Coll. Read the full list of student nominees, and stay tuned to see the results in the fall!


OwlSports Update: March 14, 2019
Ian Morris, Show Producer
Kristen Applegate, Show Producer
Sean McGeehan, Anchor
Dan Wilson, Anchor
Ali McCann, Reporter
Brooklyn Vaughan, Reporter
Amedeo Grassia, Reporter
JJ Michalski, Reporter
Ray Dunne, Reporter
Jason Lee, Graphics

Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TV: Fall 2018
Neil Ortiz, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Karen Turner, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Yanuara Ramirez, Producer/Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Montana Bassett, Graphics Designer/Segment Producer
Asia Lambert, Anchor/Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Holly Martin, Anchor/Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Ashley Alex, Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Zuri Hoffman, Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Nordea Lewis, Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Toni Thomas, Multimedia Journalist/Editor

Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TV: Spring 2018
Neil Ortiz, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Francesca Viola, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Ryan Wallen, Producer/Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Montana Bassett, Graphics Designer/Segment Producer
Daryl Matthews, Anchor/Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Toni Thomas, Anchor/Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Nordea Lewis, Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Megan DiVenti, Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Angela Gervasi, Multimedia Journalist/Editor
Sydney Dorner, Multimedia Journalist/Editor

Temple Update: December 6, 2018
Asad Bokhari, Supervising Producer
Cassandra Semyon, Producer
Logan Moritz, Director
Brianna Dent, Technical Director
Jon Dowding, Anchor
Simone Stancil, Anchor
Andrew Mikida, Editing Manager
Dimitrios Kelepouris, Weatherman
Carl Tienabeso, Sports Anchor
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer


Local Boxer Shares Gift with Community
Neil Ortiz, Producer/Faculty Advisor
Zuri Hoffman, Multimedia Journalist/Editor


World at Temple
Mohab Abou-Elalla, Producer/Director
Hoa Nguyen, Producer/Editor/Videographer
Matthew Ward, Director
Luv’en-ya Rowland, Host
Annmarie Ciacciarelli, Associate Producer
Cameron Toft, Reporter/Associate Producer
Kaicey Baylor, Reporter
Jay Thachet, Reporter
Rain Sheng, Reporter
Rose Keenan, Social Media Coordinator


A Fran Farewell
Maria Cantu, Photog/Editor
Bri Lucidonio, Photog/Editor
Sarah Metts, Host/Reporter
Jimmy Freas, Reporter
Vince Coll, Reporter

Temple Pilots: Elevated
Paul Gluck, Advisor
Steven Aronow, Producer/Writer
Tyler Crystal, Producer/Writer
Jackson Kirchhoff, Producer/Writer
Edward J. Dress, Faculty Advisor


A Battle with Leukemia — One Football Team’s Message
Ali McCann, Reporter
Maria Cantu, Photog/Editor
Bri Lucidonio, Photog

Finding A Home — Temple TUFF
Sarah Metts, Reporter/Writer/Photog/Editor
Erin Steffe, Photog
Alyssa Mancuso, Photog


Sarah Metts

Vince Coll

We all scream for ice cream

Baker Dave Presents... Ice Cream

Baker Dave answers the question “What’s your favorite dessert?” by making homemade ice cream in a new episode of Baker Dave Presents…

As a professional baker, Dave gets asked this question all of the time. On this solo episode of his cooking show, Baker Dave demonstrates how to combine the perfect level of fat, milk and sugar to whip up a batch of ice cream with the perfect consistency. He also makes an accompanying cookie to eat alongside the ice cream to create the perfect summer treat to beat the heat.

Watch the premiere of this episode of Baker Dave Presents… Thursday, August 15 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A documentary of hope in the city of Camden, NJ

Across the Bridge

Across the Bridge is a student-made documentary that follows community outreach members working in Camden, New Jersey, including a nun, a high school football coach and the police chief, as they describe what they have been working towards in the city and what they hope to see in the future.

In 1991, Sister Helen began working in Camden, New Jersey as a teacher. After helping a mother find her daughter’s murderer, Sister Helen’s plans quickly changed. From this, Sister Helen started helping more families and ended up opening Guadalupe Family Services and last year opened an after-school program for high school students.

This half-hour documentary was produced by students Abbie Lee, Ryan Leddy, Casey McKenna, Jenna Miele, and Colin Clark for Kristine Weatherston’s class. Tune in to TUTV on Saturday, August 10 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m. to see the program in full.

Hear from Matt Dawkins, subject of ESPN’s “Life as Matt”

Life as Matt: Matt Dawkins’ Incredible Journey

Klein College’s Advanced Sports Reporting class presents a panel discussion of the award-winning 2016 ESPN documentary Life as Matt, about transgender South Jersey high school track star Matt Dawkins. Matt put his dreams of competing in the Olympics on hold to pursue life living his true identity. Following a screening of the E:60 production is a panel discussion concerning the making of the documentary and transgender issues with guests Matt Dawkins, Matt’s mother Tammi Grovatt-Dawkins, and Mike Farrell, an ESPN producer.

Watch it on TUTV on Wednesday, August 7 at 4:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. and on Thursday, August 8, at 8:30 a.m.

Watch an unreleased edition of “TUTV Table Read”

TUTV Table Read was a show produced at Temple several years ago. Its format was that of a radio play, but performed live and airing unadorned and unedited as it was captured by Temple students. A previously unreleased short segment focusing on skewering the gothic horror subgenre is now being made available to watch online.  Presenting, TUTV Table Read: The Pillow in the Casket.

Newlywed Sally Crawford returns to town to help her mother carry out a witchdoctor’s instructions regarding the burial of her father’s heart. They dig up a rusty metal box containing a decomposed human heart and a skeletal finger wearing a wedding ring, belonging to Sally’s dad and Mrs. Crawford’s husband. Mrs. Crawford then takes a tuff of coyote fur and places it in the box before placing the box back into the dirt in order for it to “marinate until it’s time.” Being back in her hometown brings back memories of her father and forces Sally to confront her mother about his death and her final wishes.

TUTV to air CUNY TV’s Black America Mondays

CUNY TV's Black America

Black America is a TV show on CUNY TV that profiles Black business leaders, activists, writers and artists to explore what it means to be black in America in the 2010s. The weekly half-hour program uses in-depth conversations to gauge this experience in a time of both turbulence and breakthroughs.

Emmy® Award-winning TV anchor and journalist Carol Jenkins hosts the series. Ms. Jenkins has a long broadcast history with Black public affairs shows, beginning as pioneering co-host of WNBC-TV’s Positively Black, one of the earliest New York City programs dedicated to the Black experience. Black America is co-produced by Audra D. West and Duane Ferguson. Robert Isaacson, CUNY TV’s Executive Director, serves as Executive Producer with Susan Iger and Gail R. Yancosek, CUNY TV Co-Executives in Charge of Production.

Watch it every Monday on Comcast 50 and Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or online everywhere at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. starting July 29.

Watch an interview with Lew Klein from 2018

A Conversation with Lew Klein

In 2018, TUTV’s General Manager Paul Gluck sat down with the late, great 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 talked 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.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, August 1 at 1 and 9 p.m. to watch this wide-ranging discussion in commemoration of Lew’s passing last month.

A look at 2019 World Pride March

Temple students took part in the World Pride March in New York City, which recognized the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, as a part of Klein College’s New York City Global Opportunities program. Attendees, Temple students and Dr. Scott Gratson, Director of Klein College’s Communication Studies program, speak on the importance of events celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride.

Watch the Children’s Media Career Symposium Thursday

2019 Children's Media Career Symposium

Want to learn more about how to launch a career in children’s media and entertainment? Hosted by the Center for Media and Information Literacy, the second annual Children’s Media Career Symposium was held on April 11, 2019 at the Klein College of Communication, featuring two moderated panel discussions about trends in the children’s media industry and career opportunities in the field.

Panelists included David Kleeman, Senior Vice President of Global Trends at DUBIT International; Meredith Halpern-Ranzer, Chief Executive Tinkerer at Tinkercast; Linda Simensky, Vice President of Children’s Programming at PBS; Erica Branch-Ridley, Executive Producer at HITN Learning; LaToye Adams, President of WonderWhy Consulting; Makeda Mays Green, Vice President of Digital Consumer Insights at Nickelodeon; Shabnam Rezaei, Cofounder and President of Big Bad Boo Studios; Emily Sutter, National President of the Children’s Media Association; and Joey Egger, managing director at Two Moos.

Tune in to see the symposium on TUTV this Thursday, July 25 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Watch Lew Klein’s Memorial Service on TUTV

Lew Klein

Please join TUTV, Temple University and Klein College in celebrating the extraordinary life and uncommon contributions of Lew Klein, as an educator, philanthropist and broadcaster. Temple will be holding a memorial at the Temple Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m., which TUTV will be broadcasting live. Hear from family, friends and former students whose lives were forever changed by his generosity and wisdom.

Watch the memorial online now here.

Watch doc about little known chapter in USA history on Thurs

Uintah, United

Tune in this week for an inspiring documentary about a little-known chapter in American history. Produced in 2009 by then-Weber State University student Issac Goeckeritz, Uintah United begins in 1922 when a small Utah town was rocked with the news that the local school principal had shot and killed one of his students.

The student was a member of a gang of boys who had been responsible for threatening and driving out eight prior principals. Shocked and deeply divided by the event, the community of Uintah broke apart. Uintah United tells the remarkable story of the principal’s successor, Golden Kilburn, who masterfully transformed the lives and behavior of these troublesome boys and healed a community.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, July 11 at 1 and 9 p.m. to catch this hour-long film narrated by former KSL news anchor Dick Nourse.

Happy Independence Day!

Happy July 4th!

Celebrate our nation’s independence and enjoy our holiday programming this Independence Day! View the full schedule.

Watch Oscar-nominated doc “Hollywood on Trial”

Hollywood on Trial

This 1976 documentary went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for its efforts to examine the 1947 hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee and its aftermath. Through interviews with key figures, archival footage and narration by John Huston, Hollywood on Trial chronicles the creation of the Hollywood blacklist, which prevented many screenwriters, directors, actors and others from getting work in Hollywood after being accused of harboring Communist views. Careers and lives having been ruined, this film surveys the damage and takes stock on the motivations behind this awful episode in Hollywood’s history.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, June 27 at 1 and 9 p.m. to see this feature length documentary film.