Temple Update premieres LIVE on Thursday

Temple Update premiere

Temple Update will be premiering its first episode of the semester LIVE! Starting Thursday, September 22, Temple Update will premiere a new episode at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Thursday. Temple Update is a weekly, half-hour news program written, produced, directed, and anchored by Temple University students. Topics discussed will pertain to events and news around campus and surrounding neighborhoods.

MONDAY: New LIVE edition of Media Inside Out

Media Inside Out Algorithms

Guests Judith Donath and Michael Kearns join host Sherri Hope Culver on a new episode of our media literacy program to share their expertise on algorithms and discuss how they affect our everyday lives.

Donath works as a writer, designer, and artist, focusing her work around the co-evolution of technology and society. Her work pertaining to social media, ethics, and AI has been published several times, including in her very own textbook.

Kearns is a Professor and the National Center Chair in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research primarily concerns machine learning, algorithmic game theory, and quantitative finance. Among other things, Kearns also works in various departments in the Wharton School of Business.

Tune in Monday, September 20 at 12 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. for this new, live edition of Media Inside Out.

Meet Jason Wingard

Get to know Temple University’s new President, Jason Wingard, in an interview with senior Klein College student, Niccolas Uff. President Wingard describes his experience at Temple after one month on the job and his goals looking ahead. His top priorities include (1) raising the reputation and profile of the University, (2) reevaluating our curriculum, and (3) engaging with our community in a more definitive way. President Wingard has high expectations for Temple and envisions it will become a top university in the nation, enabling its students to get the best, most distinguished jobs.

Along with his vision for the future, President Wingard discusses the current challenges he faces pertaining to COVID-19 and the open Athletic Director position. Temple Update‘s Niccolas Uff asks him to provide tips for a successful semester, his thoughts on being the first African-American president, and why he believes Temple is a perfect fit for him. Watch below:

Wednesday: new program sheds light on vaccine hesitancy

TUTV Community Forum: Vaccine Hesitancy

As the pandemic continues, find out what Temple is doing behind the scenes to protect students and the neighboring community as a whole. Tune in to a new episode of TUTV Community Forum featuring an interview by host Alexis Beckett with Dr. Cornelius Pitts, the Director of the COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative at Temple University.

Working at the Temple Center for Urban Bioethics, Dr. Pitts has been involved in community-based research in the Temple community since the University first began offering the vaccine. Through his research, Dr. Pitts works to address and fight vaccine hesitancy, as well as the healthcare disparities that have existed long before the pandemic. This interview brings to light crucial discussions of community, trust, and science while Temple pushes for its students and neighbors to get vaccinated.

TUTV Community Forum is a student-run program covering serious issues and significant events that shape life at Temple University and the surrounding neighborhoods. Watch the premiere of this episode on Wednesday, September 15 at 1 and 9 p.m. 

TUTV commemorates the 9/11 tragedy

We Remember

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks that brought down the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. On this day of remembrance, TUTV will be airing programs for our viewers to watch as they reflect on this tragic day in U.S. history.

9/11 Remembered will air at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Next, watch 9/11 Heroes of Flight 93 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tune in as we remember those who lost their lives and those whose courage stood out on this momentous day two decades ago.

WRITERS WANTED: Become a Writer for Temple Tonight!

Are you funny? Explore your interest in comedy writing & television production with Temple Tonight. Submit a writer’s packet by September 12 to be considered for this semester.

Use this Writer’s Submission Packet which includes clear directions, examples, and tips for applicants.

Happy applying!

Interested in getting involved with TUTV?

Klein Fest 2021

Then don’t miss Klein Fest this year! TUTV will have several tables at this year’s annual Klein College student media organization fair with students, staff, and faculty available to answer all your questions and give you information on how to work on a TUTV program this semester. This event is open to ALL Temple students interested in media and communications, not just Klein students.

To attend, RSVP to attend either of two sessions: one in person from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Annenberg Hall Atrium, and one virtual from 7 to 8 p.m.

Register HERE.

Many of our programs will be represented at this event, including Temple Update, OwlSports Update, Temple Tonight, Queer Temple, La Charla, The Vibe, The World at Temple, and much, much more!

OwlSports Update premieres live on Thursday

Missed Temple sports? OwlSports Update makes their return to TUTV this week with everything you need to know as Temple teams kick off their fall seasons. Tune in for the season premiere this Thursday, September 9 at LIVE at noon.

Tune in every Thursday at noon and 8 p.m. this semester for game highlights, exclusive interviews, and post-game analysis. You don’t want to miss a single show!

Happy Labor Day from TUTV to you!

Happy Labor Day from your friends at TUTV

Labor Day weekend is here! The new semester is always accompanied by this three-day weekend and the opportunity to get some rest before officially closing out the summer. We hope you enjoy the time off.

Labor Day at TUTV means we’ll be airing our annual Flash Gordon marathon beginning Monday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tune in and rest up for the week!

TUTV nominated for “Best Newscast” award by CBI

TUTV’s Temple Update was nominated for the “Best Newscast” award in the National Student Production category from College Broadcasters, Inc (CBI), a member-driven organization serving students and advisers of college and high school electronic media outlets. The award ceremony will occur in Orlando, FL on October 27-31, 2021.

Watch the nominated program below:

Inside the Nest is back on TUTV this Tuesday!

Inside the Nest 2021

Who’s ready for college football? TUTV has everything you need to know this football season with weekly editions of Inside the Nest. Starting August 31, hosts Ray Dunne and Jackson Neill will be reporting on from our TV studios every Tuesday at noon and 8 p.m. 

Inside the Nest is a special presentation of OwlSports Update broadcast to give you in-depth reporting on everything Temple Football during the season. The hosts give a recap of the latest Temple Football game before switching over to a live feed of the Head Coach Rod Carey’s weekly conference, followed by a comprehensive break-down of news and comments revealed at the conference.

TUTV’s “Temple Athletics” makes its return this weekend

Tune in this Saturday for the return of Temple AthleticsTemple Athletics takes a closer look at the many different sports played by Temple students through interviews with coaches and student-athletes, who provide their perspective. Student athletes are back at Temple this semester, so don’t miss a single edition! Tune in every Saturday at noon and 8 p.m. starting September 4 for new episodes.

The Vibe season premiere is here!

The Vibe: JM Haze

Welcome to a new season of The Vibe and get to know your brand new hosts, Alyssa Threadgill, a Journalism major, and Kamren Washington-Richards, a Communications Studies major.

The hosts begin with a new segment titled “This or That,” which has a musical artist or guest picking between two options so viewers can learn more about their preferences and interests. This inaugural edition features special guest JM Haze, a Temple alum and recording artist signed to Bell Tower Records out of Klein College, who is later interviewed by both hosts in addition to performing his song “God Body” live.

Don’t miss and much more in the season premiere on Wednesday, August 25 at 1 and 9 p.m. only on TUTV.

Welcome back, Owls!

Welcome back to school!

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. Even though Temple remains mostly virtual this semester, there are still ways to get involved with TUTV this semester.

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. Not all shows are being produced this semester, so 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.

Meet us at TempleFest!


TUTV students and staff will be at this year’s TempleFest on Thursday, August 26 between 2 and 6 p.m. Stop by our tables on Liacouras Walk and hear from the students behind some of our most notable TV shows including Temple UpdateTemple TonightQueer TempleFeel Good CookingOwlSports Update, and more! TUTV staff and faculty will also make appearances.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved with TUTV and launch your media career!