The Uptick Returns

The Uptick, created and produced by Klein College students, shares the latest and most impactful news within the Temple and Philadelphia communities. The program explores how these communities are connected to significant global issues by conducting first-hand interviews with those serving the community.

(Recorded in Spring 2024) In this episode of The Uptick, hosts Rachel Williams, Jake Leonard, Meg Doyle, and Lauren Morris cover and discuss many hot-button issues in Philadelphia. Lauren and Meg sit down with featured guest Maleek Jackson, a South Philly native, boxing coach, and personal trainer. Together, they discuss his inspirational story of how he turned his life around after spending ten years in prison by creating a successful career in coaching and mentoring the city’s youth. Other stories in this episode include a family’s struggle to find justice after Chuckie Maude III lost his life to gun violence and an interview with members of the Philly Falcons, the city’s first LGBTQ+ soccer team.

Tune in to TUTV Friday, July 19, at 12:00 & 8:00 PM or watch anytime on

More about Maleek: Maleek Jackson was born in the heart of South Philadelphia and became involved in a life of crime during his teenage years. At 16, Maleek was sentenced to 8-16 years in prison. After spending ten years in prison, Maleek decided to start all over. He discovered his love for boxing and fitness in prison and made his dreams a reality. He is considered the top personal trainer in the Philadelphia area. He trains a plethora of city officials, professionals, athletes, and entrepreneurs. He created a sponsorship program called “A’zim Dukes Initiative,” “here he provides boxing sessions for inner-city youth in the Philadelphia area. Maleek is living proof that itit’sever too late to start over.

TUTV Live In Paris

This summer, Temple University Television is teaming up with NBC10 for an extraordinary GO program of Olympic proportions! Four students will venture from Annenberg Hall to Paris to capture stories showcasing the thrill of the Games.

Chris Blackman, Klein’s Director of Career Services, will lead the group on their journey to Paris! Before joining us at Temple, Chris worked in international media markets worldwide and in Philadelphia, where he served as the VP of News at NBC Philadelphia.

Natalie Koranda is a fourth-year Communications Studies major at Klein College. You may have seen her anchor for OwlSports Update. Natalie will use the skills she has learned here to report on the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of large-scale events like the 2024 Olympic Games on surrounding communities. “…I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am to be able to create stories internationally while covering a world-class event,” Koranda wrote.

Hayden Winter is a fourth-year Media Studies & Production student at Klein College. He has demonstrated his proficiency in directing, editing, and producing various TUTV Live shows such as Temple Update and OwlSports Update. With these skills, he will utilize his expertise to report, edit, and produce captivating live content from Paris.

Maggie Pzywara is a fourth-year Film & Media Arts major at the School of Theater, Film & Media Arts. She is eager to deepen her understanding of film and media in the City of Lights by reporting live and gathering content from Paris.

Rachel Williams is a third-year Journalism major at Klein College. You may have seen her hosting TUTV original programs such as We Need to Talk or Artists Among Us. Rachel is passionate about storytelling and will use her skills as a Witty Wordsmith to report live from The City of Lights.

Their hard work will culminate in three live broadcasts called TUTV Live In Paris. They will air live on July 23, July 25, and July 30 at 12:00 PM EST, with an encore presentation at 8:00 EST. Mark your calendars and tune in to TUTV on Comcast channel 50, Verizon channel 45, Main Campus channel 1074, or

Stay tuned for more information about the Home Team, which is comprised of technical, production, and support staff who will help the Away Team broadcast from Paris via Annenberg Hall.


Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication is proud to announce the collaboration between Klein Global Opportunities (GO) and TUTV – Temple University Television, a CNN affiliate, to create and facilitate multimedia coverage over two weeks in Paris, France, this July in partnership with NBC10.

After an extensive interview process, including portfolios, pitches, and more, Natalie Koranda, Hayden Winter, Rachel Williams, and Maggie Przywara were selected to participate under the guidance of Klein Career Services Director Chris Blackman.

The group will travel to Paris to gather material and content about the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of large-scale events like the 2024 Olympic Games on surrounding communities.

At Annenberg Hall, a group of students, under the leadership of Mariam Akraz and Charly Schultz, will oversee content production for the on-campus “Home Team.” Mariam and Charly will assume the roles of directors and producers for this endeavor.

In preparation for their trip, the students have participated in cross-cultural teachings on and off campus with Director of Global Opportunities Allie Miller and Student Success Program Coordinator Hannah Braid

Associate Professor and TUTV General Manager Paul Gluck, KLN ’76, and Blackman have also led journalism-based labs and supplied the students with insights from their expertise working in national and international television production.

The result of this mix of work and exploration will air LIVE on TUTV from the streets of Paris at 12:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, July 23, Thursday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 30.

Celebrate July 4th

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TUTV is celebrating this Independence Day with a special lineup of musical programming featuring an eclectic selection of Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, and more. Tune in to TUTV and on July 4, beginning at 12:30 PM.

Temple SMASH Returns

Temple Smash is Temple University’s first and only televised variety show, produced for students by students. The show is taped in front of a live studio audience in TV Studio 1 of Annenberg Hall at Klein College. It features a wide range of talented acts, including original sketch comedy, musical groups, dancers, stand-up comics, short films, and more.

In this episode of Temple Smash, the SMASH crew hits the mark again with their hilarious skits, clever segments, and a musical performance by “Cats On Mushrooms.” The wildly imaginative and over-the-top skits in this episode include: 

  • “Doctor Beep”
  • “Kentucky Derby”
  • “Orphans”
  • “Ricky Homewrecker”
  • “Trip to the Park”
  • “The Chipmunks”
  • “Deathenhaussen”
  • “Hostage Situation”
  • “Relationship Continuity”
  • “How to Read”
  • “Class Pet”
  • “The Bet”

Queer Temple


In honor of Pride month, TUTV is showcasing encore episodes of the award-winning TUTV Original program, Queer Temple, all month long. Hosted by Laila Page, these episodes feature vibrant discussions on topics such as Queer Creatives, Music & Art, as well as thought-provoking explorations of Sexual Identity, Gender, and Violence. The talented guests include students, alums, and professionals from the LGBTQIA+ community, sharing their experiences, passions, and expertise. Tune in to TUTV, weekdays at 12:00 & 8:00 PM for the entire month of June. You can also watch these episodes anytime on

Queer Temple is TUTV’s first LGBTQIA+ series, co-created by Temple Alumni Christopher Smith and Andreas Copes. The program examines the world through the eyes of LGBTQIA+ individuals, focusing on current events, history, and life in the queer community.

Temple Esports Central Returns

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Temple Esports Central aims to provide detailed coverage of all the latest news, updates, and events related to Esports within Temple University and the broader gaming world. From in-depth analysis of the newest game releases to coverage of high-profile esports tournaments, Temple Esports Central serves as an invaluable resource for gamers and esports enthusiasts alike.

On this episode of Temple Esports Central, hosts Alex Wentz and Kelly-Ann Palerm cover Blizzard Entertainment’s ability-based first-person shooter title, Overwatch 2. First, Esports consultant Robert Gaddy visits Localhost Philly to talk to Temple Esports Overwatch players Chris Yi, Felix Tegner, and Aiden Sanders about the team’s Spring season and more. Later, Alex and Kelly-Ann welcome Temple University Esports Cherry Overwatch player Alexander Lobecker to the studio. They discuss gaming techniques, the future of the Esports gaming scene, and more.

Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, May 1, at 12:00 & 8:00 PM or watch anytime on

In Performance Returns

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In Performance on TUTV celebrates the diverse and vibrant music scene of Philadelphia. This program, produced by TUTV Practicum students,  showcases talented and passionate local artists with live studio performances and in-depth interviews. From soulful singers and indie rock bands to hip-hop artists and jazz ensembles, the show features a wide range of musical genres, offering a unique experience to music lovers.

In this episode of In Performance, host Maggie Fitzgerald welcomes Temple University student and Bell Tower Records newest artist, Miza. Maggie and Miza discuss how Miza’s family became a significant musical influence on him and more. Later, Miza performs his original songs “Thoughts While Apart” and “Never Go.” Miza is a Filipino musician from Philly and a Health Professions Major at Temple University. Having created music as a solo singer/songwriter for years, he is ready to share his sound with the world!

Tune in to TUTV Friday, May 5 at 12:00 & 8:00 PM or watch anytime on

Queer Temple Returns

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Queer Temple is TUTV’s first LGBTQIA+ series, co-created by Temple Alumni Christopher Smith and Andreas Copes. The program examines the world through the eyes of LGBTQIA+ individuals, focusing on current events, history, and life in the queer community.

In this episode of Queer Temple, host Laila Paige leads a captivating discussion that focuses on the importance of Queer Creatives. The guests featured in this episode are an exceptional group of individuals who actively use their creative talents to advocate for change, strengthen communities, and celebrate Queerness. A few exceptional guests join Laila on the show, including Race Taylor, a multi-talented Poet/Artist who goes by the pronouns they/she/he. Patience Masciantonio, an insightful Essayist, goes by the pronouns they/them. Lastly, Writer/Artist Riley Ivanitsk joins in the conversation and goes by the pronouns she/her. The guests share their unique experiences and insights throughout the show as they highlight the significance of creative expression in various forms, such as poetry, literature, essay writing, performance & visual arts, music, and more.

Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, or watch anytime on

The Vibe Returns

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On this jam-packed episode of The Vibe, host Bruce Claxton explores the world of house music. With help from correspondents Lauren Jackson, DJ Britton, Randi Lane, and Kasey Thorpe, they discuss Usher’s Super Bowl halftime performance and more. Later, they play Lyric Association and try to guess the artist and song from a given lyric. Finally, hip-hop artist Kaiser Unique performs an electrifying set.

Created by journalism alumni Nydja Hood, The Vibe is Temple University’s first hip-hop culture and music television show, which provides a platform to artists at Temple and beyond. On The Vibe, students discuss what is trending in popular culture and feature rappers, poets, singers, and more.

Tune in to TUTV on Friday, April 19, at 3:30 & 11:30 PM or watch anytime on

Temple SMASH Returns

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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 in TV Studio 1 of Annenberg Hall at Klein College, the show features an array of talented acts, including original sketch comedy, musical groups, dancers, stand-up comics, short films, and more.

This episode of Temple Smash is pure comedy gold! The crew has done it again with their hilarious skits, segments, and an opening performance by the amazing Daphne Ellen. You’ll laugh your socks off as you watch the crew’s imaginative and over-the-top skits in this episode. Skits included in this episode are:

  • “Carlisle”
  • “God Bless The Troops”
  • “HOA Meeting”
  • “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure”
  • “Soap Opera
  • “What’s Happening”
  • “Christmas Counsel”
  • “Divorce Court Jester”
  • “Fun-Eral”
  • “Got Damn Pasta”
  • “Haunting House”
  • “Mayor Green”

Tune in to TUTV on Saturday, April 13, at 5:00 PM or watch anytime on

Temple Tonight

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Temple Tonight is an exciting and entertaining late-night talk show produced by students at TUTV. The show is packed with fun features, including in-studio musical performances, hilarious stand-up comedy, engaging interviews with fascinating guests, skits, games, and more!

Join Madeline Gillespie as she hosts a lively episode of Temple Tonight filled with hilarious stand-up comedy. Madeline dives into popular topics such as New Year’s Resolutions and Valentine’s Day, providing her hilarious commentary. Later, Madeline welcomes Emma Shainline and Sarah Allison from Thrift and Flop, a dynamic Temple University club specializing in thrift shopping and crafting. Emma and Sarah share their passion for creating unique crafts, and Madeline gets a lesson in bracelet making.

Tune in to TUTV on Saturday, April 6, at 3:30 & 11:30 PM or watch anytime on

Before I Graduate

Before I Graduate


The TUTV Before I Graduate Contest returns! Are you a senior set to graduate this May? Do you have a Temple University “bucket list”? Do you have a dream you would like to fulfill before you graduate?

Well, now is the time to let us know!
Until April 15, send us a Direct Message (D.M.) on Instagram or Twitter detailing your B.I.G. dream. If selected, we will make that dream into reality on TUTV.
You must follow TUTV on social media and be a graduating senior to qualify.
Your B.I.G. dream must be within reason and adhere to the Temple University Safety Guidelines.

Need some ideas? Here are some of the things past B.I.G. winners have done.

So what are you waiting for? Start dreaming B.I.G. and enter today!

The Daily Hoot

The Daily Hoot

The TUTV Student Project Showcase is an original TUTV program that provides a platform for the creative minds of Temple University students. These showcases feature a diverse collection of original short films, segments, or skits, each uniquely reflecting the student’s artistic vision. These projects result from the students’ hard work and dedication and showcase their writing, acting, and directing talents.

Host Rohan John showcases Temple University’s club sports in this edition of Student Project ShowcaseThe Daily Hoot (recorded in November of 2023). Rohan discusses why Temple students love to participate in club sports and the benefits of participating in them. Later, Rohan is joined by Luke Lewis in the studio to talk about the recent success of Temple’s Club Baseball Team.

Tune in to TUTV Friday, March 29, at 12:00 & 8:00 PM or watch anytime on

Queer Temple Returns

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Join Laila Paige on the latest episode of Queer Temple, where she explores the complex and sensitive topic of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) with special guests May Booth and Carla Reyes – both Education Specialists from the Mazzoni Center, and Scott Sprunger from the Lutheran Settlement House. The conversation centers around the various forms of GBV, which is defined as any violent behavior that is directed at someone based on their gender or sexuality. The guests share their insights and experiences, highlighting the devastating impact that GBV can have on individuals and communities alike.

Queer Temple, TUTV’s first LGBTQIA+ series, is an inspiring creation by the talented Temple students Christopher Smith and Andreas Copes. Through the eyes of LGBTQIA+ individuals, the show sheds light on current events, history, and life in the queer community, encouraging viewers to embrace diversity and celebrate the richness of our differences.

Tune in to TUTV Friday, March 22, at 12:00 & 8:00 PM or watch anytime on