See political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz discuss his work

Political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz

Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” which is read in American newspapers nationwide. In this talk, Lalo Alcaraz presents his vast body of work in political satire, but especially his pro-immigrant and Latino-themed cartoons in a visual lecture spanning three decades. Alcaraz covers the origins and inspirations of his career and the reactions to his controversial work. He also discusses his recent and upcoming work in television and film.

Watch it on TUTV Thursday, September 28 at 1 and 9 p.m.

OwlSports Update student producers get national exposure

OwlSports Update producers Tracy Yatsko, Ben Otte, and Sarah Shields with Coach Collins

ESPNU, which will be televising Temple University’s football game against University of Massachusetts Amherst today at 7 p.m., will also premiere a segment by three Temple students and OwlSports Update producers!

ESPNU reached out to OwlSports Update executive producer and Temple professor Matt Fine looking for students to produce a video package for their halftime show, and he recommended seniors Tracy Yatsko, Sarah Shields and Ben Otte, who pulled the project off without a hitch. Their story features interviews with football coaches and players as they define “Temple TUFF”. See it tonight on ESPNU.


Tune in to TUTV Thursdays at 10AM for Temple Update

Temple Update student reporters

The student news show returns for the fall this Thursday, September 28 at 10 a.m. The half-hour show will bring you up to speed with everything that’s been happening around campus, the city of Philadelphia, and the world, with reporters as far flung as Spain. Watch it every Thursday at 10 a.m. and take a look at for the latest information. Tune in weekly to TUTV on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

OwlSports Update’s Tracy Yatsko wins Best Talent Emmy©!

student reporter Tracy Yatsko at the 2017 Mid Atlantic Emmys

Congratulations to student reporter Tracy Yatsko of OwlSports Update! Yatsko was nominated alongside fellow Temple student Emily Milliron and others.

Watch her anchor a new episode of OwlSports Update this Thursday at noon on TUTV.

More reports from students abroad in London and NJ

Have you been keeping up with Kelly and Spencer as they tour London and Ocean City, NJ this summer? Watch their latest reports below.

Kelly Antonacci captures the aftermath of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London shortly after the incident. She speaks to a group of neighbors and Londoners who are organizing to bring the community together to help survivors.

Spencer highlights a business  in Ocean City, NJ participates in the J-1 visa job program. The Original Fudge Kitchen hires students from abroad to give them a chance to learn English and visit the United States for the summer through the work-and-study-based exchange program.

TUTV’s sports programming returns for fall!

Temple sports fans

Can’t get enough of Temple sports? We’ve got you! Starting next week, all of our weekly sports shows return to give you an inside look at everything Temple Athletics.

It all begins on Tuesday at noon with Inside the Nest, the TU football-specific arm of OwlSports Update, which has its premiere on Thursday at noon. Then, on Saturday it’s the return of TUTV’s Saturday Sportsblock, with new episodes of Temple Athletics at 11:30 a.m. and We Make the Call at 12:30 p.m.

30th episode of Temple Smash airs Saturday

Temple Smash cast members

Temple Smash, TUTV’s student-produced variety show, returns this weekend with its 30th episode! Chock-full of zany sketches and absurd characters, the hour-long program includes dozens of skits performed in front of a live studio audience as well as digital sketches.

Temple Smash

This episode includes a look into a workplace that has integrated pirates into its workforce, a new food trend called “Waffle It,” a reminder of the importance of flossing, and much, much more!

Watch the premiere this Saturday, September 9 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, the 10th at 9 a.m. on TUTV.

Temple Smash

Cheesesteaks in London? Can it be?

Temple Update student reporter Kelly Antonacci went to London this summer and is bringing TUTV viewers exclusive reports from the UK. This week, she talks to JP Teti, a South Philly native who moved to London and opened a food cart selling authentic Philly cheesesteaks to Londoners. Now, his cart, Liberty Cheesesteak Company, attracts Americans and Brits alike. Watch it below:

Spend the Summer in Ocean City, NJ with Spencer Trabbold

Just as student reporter Kelly Antonacci is bringing you reports from London this summer, fellow journalist Spencer Trabbold is coming from Ocean City, NJ with a look into the summer scene.

For the first installment, Spencer talks to Ocean City surfers and learns about the surfing culture that the beach town offers, including a benefit surfing contest that brings awareness to a rare illness, amyloidosis. Watch it below:

New students: Learn about Temple’s TV station

OwlSports Update student reporters

What is TUTV?

Temple University Television (TUTV) is Temple’s digital television station, committed to serving as a showcase for Temple students, faculty and alumni. That means we air content produced by the Temple community, and that includes you! Have you always been interested in becoming involved in media production, performance or screenwriting? Would you like to appear on TV someday? TUTV is here to help you achieve these goals. There are many ways TUTV can provide you a chance to get your voice heard and bring you experience along the way.

How can you get involved?

You can submit your original work to TUTV, or take a class that produces programming with other students and teachers, such as Temple Update and A Broader View, or you can volunteer to work on the production teams of our regularly scheduled TV shows, such as Temple Talk or OwlSports Update.  Take a look at our list of shows and see if anything interests you. If you have any questions at all, just shoot us an email using our contact form.

Where to watch:

Of course, the best way to learn more about TUTV 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.

Temple Update student reporters

Student doc asks “What’s in a teddy bear?”

Stuffed animal

Stuffed animals, blankets, photos, books, and clothes are all “comfort objects”: items that provide mental well-being in times of distress. Why are children drawn to these things? What makes them prevalent even among adults?

Ross Weisman, Jenny Choi, Colin Pawlowski, Brian Ziff and Nailah Adam spoke to the young and the old to explore the psychology, sociology, and healing power of a teddy bear. The group interviewed psychologists, people who struggle with mental illness, and the directors of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, which works with children who are survivors of sexual abuse, for insight into the phenomena of comfort objects. This short documentary, Mine, was produced for Temple Professor Kristine Weatherston’s media studies class, Genres of Media Production.

Tune in to TUTV this Friday, August 25 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. for this moving portrait of the abiding need for comfort.

Introducing “Summer in London” with Kelly Antonacci

Temple Update student reporter Kelly Antonacci went to London this summer and is bringing TUTV viewers exclusive reports from the UK.

Watch the first installment, where Kelly examines what Londoners really think of Americans, below:



TUTV student productions nominated for 9 Emmy© awards!

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) released the nominations for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy© Awards yesterday. Temple students received more nominations in the College section than any other university, with a total of nine in categories ranging from cultural affairs to sports. TUTV original shows Temple Update, OwlSports Update, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods were included in the list of nominations. Additionally, students Tracy Yatsko and Emily Milliron both nominated in the talent category.

Check out the full list of Temple nominations below. Click through to watch the nominated programs:


“OwlSports Update 3-30-2017”
Ayanna Clark, Producer
Kate Bullock, Producer
Rachel Zerbe, Anchor
Patrick Johnstone, Anchor
JD Fogarty, Graphics Coordinator

“Temple Update: March 2, 2017”
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer
Joseph McHugh, Supervising Producer
Jeseamy Muentes, Producer
Rebecca Rosenblatt, Director
Isaiah Leonard, Technical Director
Taggart Houck, Anchor

“Temple Update: March 30, 2017”
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer
Joseph McHugh, Supervising Producer
Spencer Trabbold, Producer
Daniel Ray, Anchor
Alyssa Jerome, Anchor
Logan Moritz, Director


“Construction Ongoing Inside Temple SMC”
Benjamin Otte, Reporter/Photographer

“Immigration Ban Challenges Temple Student’s Family”
Taggart Houck, Producer/Reporter
Benjamin Otte, Editor

“Parking Wars in Philadelphia”
Robert DiRienzo, Multimedia Journalist


“Turn Up the Town”
Emily MacMullen, Reporter
Sarah Metts, Reporter


A Legacy On and Off the Court”
Tracy Yatsko, Reporter

“From Player to Painter”
Rachel Zerbe, Reporter
Ben Otte, Photographer


Tracy Yatsko
Emily Milliron

“The World at Temple” highlights international students

The World at Temple

The World at Temple is the first and only TV talk show that’s aimed at international students at Temple University. The second installment features international students from all around the world discussing their experiences at Temple and their lives at home. Ksenia Berestetska from Ukraine, Rithik Gangwani from India, Lei Zhao from China, and Ayah Alkhars from Kuwait share their stories. Zhao also demonstrates how to make dumplings.

Tune in to TUTV Friday, August 4 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. online or on cable (Comcast 50/Verizon 45) within the city of Philadelphia.

Tune in this weekend for a Classic Arts Showcase marathon

Classic Arts Showcase

TUTV will have a weekend-long marathon of Classic Arts Showcase from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday the 23rd. Classic Arts Showcase presents a mix of various classic arts including animation, architectural art, ballet, chamber, choral music, dance, folk art, museum art, musical theater, opera, orchestral, recital, solo instrumental, solo vocal, and theatrical play, as well as classic film and archival documentaries. TUTV has been airing the program for years and this weekend we’re presenting two whole uninterrupted days of art and culture.

Tune in via Comcast 50/Verizon 45 in Philadelphia or online everywhere.