Come See TUTV At TempleFest!

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TempleFest is back and we want to see you! So stop by our tables on Liacouras Walk and hear from the students behind some of our most notable TV shows Friday, August 19 from 4-8 pm, and again Thursday, August 25, from 1-5 pm.

Come by and find out how you can get involved with TUTV. Remember, you do NOT need to be a Klein Student, Journalism, or MSP major to help. TUTV welcomes all students within Temple University. The following programs will be participating at TempleFest 2022:

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

Power Hour with the Pros

Stan Sansweet Mentor

Steve Sansweet, KLN ’66, is the chief executive officer of Rancho Obi-Wan Inc., a not-for-profit museum in northern California’s Petaluma that houses what the Guinness World Records calls the world’s most extensive private collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world. In 2011, Sansweet was awarded the prestigious Inkpot Award for Service to Fandom by San Diego Comic-Con International. Sansweet left his newspaper career as a former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and then the Wall Street Journal in 1966 to work for 15 years at his dream job: head of fan relations and director of content management at Lucasfilm Ltd., where he continues as a consultant.

Join us for a conversation with distinguished Klein College of Media and Communication alumnus Steve Sansweet, KLN ’66, journalism graduate and former editor of the Temple News, discussing a career that has taken him from newspapers to a life promoting the Star Wars franchise.

Don’t miss this out-of-this-world conversation: Thursday, August 11 at 1:30 & 9:30 pm on TUTV or templetv.net. You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

We Need To Talk Is Recruiting

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We Need To Talk is TUTV’s first all-female talk show. A group of diverse female hosts brings their unique perspectives to topics such as current events, the latest trends in beauty and fashion, and their own lives.

We Need To Talk TUTV is seeking to recruit new faces! If you are interested in working on a TV show, this info session is for you. Join the team Sunday, August 7th at 8 pm for an informal meeting via Zoom. They are looking for students interested in working in production, communications, and on-camera.  To sign up for the session, fill out this Google form so they can have some information about your interest before the meeting.

Click HERE for more information about We Need To Talk.

Register for the meeting HERE.

Join the Zoom meeting directly HERE Sunday, August 7th at 8 pm.

Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Queer Temple: Black Queer Culture

On this episode of Queer Temple, Host Laila Page welcomes guests Greg Cox and Diamond Blacc for a candid discussion about Black Queer Culture. Greg, a Temple Sophomore and successful print model, discuss life in the fashion industry and the importance of authenticity as a Black Queer Model. Later, Temple Junior & musician Diamond Blacc catches us up on his life and career since his last appearance on the show and why he credits believing in himself for a large portion of his success.

Don’t miss the honest conversation Thursday, August 4 at 2:30 and 10:30 pm on TUTV or templetv.net. You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

Klein College Alumni Spotlight

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“I am 100% Temple-made! Everything I learned, how they strengthened my skills, and all the opportunities there showed me not to limit myself or put myself in a box.”

Producer and actor Shaniece Cole radiates positivity and confidence in her life and her blossoming career.

With a combination of talent, faith, and the support of her identical twin sister, Shanae, the vibrant Shaniece Cole (KLN ’13) evidences a passion for the entertainment industry that inspires her audiences, colleagues, and the people who come into contact with her.

As an undergraduate, Shanice participated in Temple University’s Los Angeles Study Away program and discovered that her dream of a Hollywood career could be realized.

While there, Shaniece interned at BET Networks. Determined to cultivate her big break, Shaniece networked within that respected cable channel and other production companies in the LA creative community, hoping to return there after graduating from Temple in spring 2013.

It worked!

With her newly minted degree in hand, Shaniece landed back at LAX and soon landed two part-time TV jobs. One post in the development department at ABC and one in the public relations unit at VH1.

Impressed by her work and tenacity, Shaniece was hired full-time at ABC.

Her inquisitive nature and outgoing personality did not go unnoticed, resulting in new opportunities at The E! Network, Steve Harvey, and, now, working for Access Hollywood.

Early in her time at Access Hollywood, Shaniece asked if she could combine her position and her love for Comics to cover The San Diego Comic-Con. She scored an interview with the cast of Black Widow that ended up as the lead story. “You never know unless you ask,” Cole said.

Since then, Cole has become the go-to producer, covering the Superhero beat for Access Hollywood. She has interviewed actors Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Margot Robbie, Gal Gadot, and more. She brings her enthusiasm to these interviews and will dress up like the person she’s interviewing. Her commitment and genuine love of pop culture set her apart and ahead of many others who report on the entertainment industry.

Shaniece is also focusing on an acting career. She booked her first role on Netflix’s “Family Reunion” and has also made an appearance on the CBS-TV hit series “The Neighborhood.”
“I am grateful that I’m still able to do the talent stuff as well,” Shaniece Cole said. “I feel like if you’re meant to be doing something, everything else will work itself out.”

For Shaniece Cole, covering Hollywood’s Red Carpet is a dazzling runway to show business success.

Click here to learn more about Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication, where you can also become Red Carpet Ready.

Temple Tonight Returns

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Temple Tonight is back and sassier than ever! First, Host Alexa Vernice welcomes her first guest and roommate, Lucy Williams. Together they have a vent session on all topics roommate related. Next, Alexa reviews some hilarious headlines that recently hit the news. Her next guests include two competing amusement park experts, Temple Alumni Greg Holdsman and herself! This episode also features the Temple Tonight Silly Spectacular, an annual event where all the writers compete in a series of games and, this year, ends with an unfortunate twist. Finally, a music video performance by Jamie Wouters. Tune in for all the laughs Saturday, July 23 at 3:30 & 11:30 pm on TUTV or templetv.net. You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

Student Project Showcase: Spring 2022

In this latest Student Project Showcase, Jay Rosen, Rachel Branco, and Sequoia Gawlik bring back Ghouladelphia! Ghouladelphia showcases some local Philadelphia areas known to be haunted by going to the scenes and trying to debunk or prove the existence of paranormal activity. Tune in as the gang takes you to The Old Baptist Church and discover if the strange happenings are coming from the other side or just a rat infestation. 

Later, Mitch Demmler,  Brendan Gemelli, and Liam Hall bring SNL “Weekend Update” vibes to the studio with TUTV+ News. In this episode, they cover topics such as the Charles Library Ghosts, uniform mandates, and The  Taquito Thief seen on campus. Don’t miss the Spring 2022 Student Project Showcase Thursday, July 21, at 2:30 and &10:30 pm on TUTV or templetv.net.You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103

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Where Are They Now? Breland Moore

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In her time as a Temple undergraduate, FOX 29 Sports Anchor Breland Moore ( KLN ’14 ) often took center court at Temple’s Liacouras Center, but not as a basketball team member. She appeared in costume as Temple’s beloved mascot, Hooter The Owl.

“I never thought dancing in an owl suit would open so many doors, but it really did, and those are the things that will stick with me forever,” she said in a 2022 interview.

Breland’s talent and outgoing personality were a perfect fit to portray Hooter, the most prominent character on campus. As a Freshman, Breland became the first woman to perform the role. She used that opportunity to create and maintain connections in Sports Journalism. In addition to her double life as Hooter, she was a member of Temple’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, worked with Owl Sports Update, served as the athletic department liaison for the Office of Sustainability, and scored an internship with the Philadelphia Flyers.

After graduating from Temple, Breland launched a vibrant career in sports media, including an Emmy nomination in Rochester, NY, and coverage of back-to-back Super Bowls in Kansas City, MO; Breland returned to Philadelphia as a FOX 29’s sports anchor. This historic move also marked the first time a woman of color has ever occupied the sports anchor chair in Philadelphia, America’s 4th largest Television market.

Breland credits much of her success to her involvement in many of the diverse and fulfilling opportunities available to students at Temple.

Click here to learn more about Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication, where you can also become an owl on the air.

Where Are They Now? Steve Capus KLN ’86

Steve Capus has worked in news media for over thirty years with vast experience with multi-platform media. He has worked extensively as a producer, news gatherer, and former president of NBC News.

After graduating from Temple University in 1986, Steve began his journalism career at Philadelphia’s WCAU and KYW-TV. His diligent work ethic did not go unnoticed, and before long, he became an Executive/Senior Producer and then eventual President of NBC News. During this time, he had oversight of the network’s news broadcasts, newsgathering, talent management, MSNBC, NBCNews.com digital and mobile properties, and syndicated programming.

Steve’s tenure at NBC News was marked by years of robust ratings and equally notable success on a business level. He led his organization into revolutionary media platforms such as mobile and digital developments and websites. He also helped to target specific cultural and racial demographics such as the American Hispanic and African American communities through web-based content directed at engaging these audiences. Under his leadership, NBC News was honored six years in a row with the esteemed Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in the network news category. In addition, in 2015, Steve was inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success.

Later Steve would take the role of Executive Editor & Producer of CBS Evening News. In this role, his multi-platform expertise, decades of news gathering, and production experience provided an essential resource to the entire news division.

Currently, Steve holds the title of International Strategist. He works with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty management and production teams on reinvigorating programming, production values, distribution expansion, team structures, and strategic vision. His overall goal is to maximize the reach of these vitally important journalistic services.

Click here to learn more about Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication, where you can be a multi-media pioneer, too.

La Charla Returns To The Studio

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La Charla is back in the studio with a new format. From now on, La Charla will be presented predominantly in English and “Spanglish” so our English-speaking audience can enjoy the show. In this episode, Host Luisa Suarez welcomes Tommy Hernandez, Yazmin Pabon, and Daniela Taboada-Palau. Together they discuss the good and bad of Latinx representation in movies, Reggaeton representation and how it’s evolving, what it’s like being a first-generation college student, and more. The show ends with a hilarious trivia game where the winner takes home a Golden Pineapple.

Don’t miss this all-new episode Wednesday, June 29 at 2:30 or 10:30 pm on TUTV and templetv.net.  You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

Queer Temple: Coming Out

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On this episode of Queer Temple, host Andreas Copes welcomes new host Laila Page. Together, they get personal and discuss what coming out was like for them and the importance of having Queer Representation in college. Later, QT travels all the way to Temple University Japan, where they sit down with Media and Communication student Saaya “Jade” Nakada and have an honest conversation about the challenges and differences LGBTQIA students face in Japan VS America.

Don’t miss this all-new episode Thursday, June 30, at 2:30 & 10:30 on TUTV and templetv.net.  You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

Where Are They Now? Tamron Hall

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Award-winning Talk Show Host and Producer Tamron Hall ( KLN ’92 ) proves to her large and loyal audience every weekday that she is one of Television’s True Morning Stars. Hall displayed that same incandescent energy while on Broad Street as a gifted student, preparing for her incredible journey in Journalism and Media.

Today, Tamron Hall uses her daily talk show (seen locally on Philadelphia’s 6ABC) as a national platform to explore the powerful stories of the inspiring people who have overcome the challenges confronting her audience and all Americans. Viewers are entertained and enriched with each episode.

After graduating from Temple, Hall’s vaunted career took her from covering and anchoring local news in Dallas and Chicago to NBC News, where she co-hosted “TODAY” and reported on the inauguration of President Barrack Obama. Now, In addition to her daily, syndicated talk program, Hall also anchors Deadline: Crime on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

Hall’s commitment to Temple never left her, and the university has found ways to celebrate and respect her many professional accomplishments. She was the recipient of the prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010 and, in 2015, was appointed to Temple’s Board of Trustees. She is also active in the National Association of Black Journalists and supports many charitable causes.

Join us for an eye-opening discussion with 2022 Klein College of Media and Communication Gallery of Success honoree Tamron Hall.
She talks about the challenges of balancing a full-time career, motherhood, and maintaining a leadership role during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hall also discusses how her “role with the punches” attitude helped her navigate production challenges during the Pandemic and what it takes to stay relevant to her show’s broad and diverse audience.
Later, she talks about being “phased out” of the Today Show and how she used that experience to become one of only two Women of Color to create, executive produce, and host a daytime talk show.
Finally, Tamron reflects on her time at Temple University and how much the Temple Experience has helped shape her career and life.

Don’t miss this intimate conversation with Tamron Hall Wednesday, June 15 at 1:00 & 9:00 pm on TUTV and Templetv.net. You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

Click here to learn more about Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication, where you can find your path to greatness, too.

The Vibe Is Back

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In this episode of The Vibe, Correspondent Lauren Jackson welcomes special guest Professor Timothy Welbeck to discuss “cancel culture” and how we as consumers hold artists accountable for actions we disagree with. Later, hosts Alyssa Threadgill and Ahn’yae Hedgepath discuss the 2022 Acadamy Awards and the “slap heard around the world” while Bruce Claxton and Lauren discuss the 2022 Grammy Awards. Finally, Timothy Welbeck closes the stage and performs his original song, “May You Ever.” 

Don’t miss this all-new episode Friday, June 16 at 3:00 & 11:00 on TUTV and Templetv.net. You can also watch this on Comcast Channel 50,  Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

Where Are They Now? Joby Warrick

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What kind of talent and drive does it take for a local reporter to go from covering hometown news to capturing the stories that change our lives on the global stage? Temple Alumnus Joby Warrick, KLN ’82, knows. He made the journey from general assignment reporter to investigative journalist to two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction author. 

Joby Warrick joined The Washington Post’s National staff in 1996. He has served with the Post’s investigative and national security teams and currently writes about the Middle East, terrorism, and weapons proliferation. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including his 2021 book “Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World.” His second book, “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,” was awarded a 2016 Pulitzer Prize. His first book, “The Triple Agent,” recounts the 2009 suicide attack by an al-Qaeda informant on a CIA base at Khost, Afghanistan, that killed seven U.S. intelligence operatives. Before joining The Post, Warrick covered the fall of communism in Eastern Europe as a UPI correspondent and worked as a reporter at the Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C.

Join us as Warrick shares stories from his latest book, Red Line, and takes us inside a harrowing, little-known mission to find and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons while keeping them out of the hands of the Islamic State.

Don’t miss this special event, moderated by Dean David Boardman. Wednesday, June 6 at 1:00 and 9:00 pm on TUTV and Templetv.net. You can also watch this event on Comcast Channel 50,  Verizon Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103. 

Where Are They Now? Marsha Cooke

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This 1987 Klein College graduate is a multimedia powerhouse, a trailblazer in broadcast news, and one of our most accomplished graduates. Cooke’s latest challenge is serving as vice precedent & executive producer for ESPN Films. She oversees project development, productions, distribution, branding, and strategy under the ESPN Films umbrella, including the vaunted 30 For 30 series

Before moving to ESPN, Cook was the senior vice president of global news and special projects at VICE Media Group. While at VICE, Cooke developed and produced special project programming, which allowed the company to play a crucial role in integrating VICE’s forward-thinking vision with its award-winning content. Before that, she spent 24 years at CBS NEWS, where she was the first woman of color to serve as Asia Bureau Chief and later launched CBSN, the news division’s national streaming service. Cooke is the recipient of a News & Documentary Emmy and a Gracie Award. A facile storyteller with an excellent eye for new trends and new talent in media, Cooke is an inductee of Temple’s Lew Klein Hall of Fame and the university’s Gallery of Success.

Click here to learn more about Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication, where you can be a trailblazer, too.