Media Inside Out airs live on Monday

Media Inside Out: Mental Illness

A new episode of Media Inside Out exploring media representations of mental illness will air live on TUTV this Monday at 11:30 a.m.

From news reports about crimes committed by mentally unstable individuals, to characters such as “Crazy Eyes” in the series Orange is the New Black, those with mental illness are often portrayed as childlike, immature, unpredictable, unstable and dangerous. But are those portrayals true to life? Host Sherri Hope Culver investigates the way real and fictional people with mental illness appear in the media.

Watch it on TUTV April 24 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

“A Broader View” on immigration

The Statue of Liberty

With guests Carmen Guerrero, a local activist and community leader, and Margaret O’Sullivan, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Nationalities Service Center, host Karen Turner takes this controversial issue on in a new episode of A Broader View.

Carmen Guerrero shares her story as an immigrant from Mexico, who arrived here after surviving a kidnapping and had to give up her business, her family and much more to live in safety. Margaret O’Sullivan brings her own experiences from her work in assisting immigrants get their footing in this country to put Carmen’s story in the larger context of the immigrant community in Philadelphia and immigration policy in the United States.

Catch this episode on TUTV Monday, April 24 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Who is providing equal digital access to Philadelphians?

Media Inside Out: Digital Divide

Host Sherri Hope Culver has discussed the issues that arise from “the digital divide” on her show in the past. The conversation continues this week with a eye towards whats happening here in Philadelphia. This episode asks if it is a city’s responsibility to provide digital access and talks to those who are attempting to address the technology gap.  Andrew Buss, the Director of Innovation Management at Office of Innovation & Technology for the City of Philadelphia; Jamie Bracey, Director of STEM Education, Outreach & Research at Temple University; and Juliet Fink Yates, Director of Education at Philadelphia FIGHT, join the set to highlight what’s being done now.

Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, April 26 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to see this new episode of Media Inside Out, and tune in Monday for an all new live episode too!

Spanish language newscast “Lo ultimo” premieres Wednesday

Lo Ultimo

From the students who bring you Temple Update every Thursday, “Lo ultimo” is a 15 minute newscast completely in Spanish. Monica Logroño hosts the first edition of this program, which covers local and international news, plus in-depth stories about the Latino community in Philadelphia, including a Temple University alum who is committed to making indigenous Latin American languages accessible on YouTube, and a new bilingual PhillyCAM TV program, Atrévete.

Catch it on TUTV this Wednesday, April 19 at 11 a.m.

Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV returns

Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV cast

In a new edition of the student-produced newscast, PNTV hosts Sarah Sweigart and Rob DiRienzo showcase hidden stories across the city, including the efforts of one Catholic priest to help citizens suffering from opioid addiction, an indoor urban vegetable farm in South Philadelphia, the Temple students involved in the Athletes Helping Athletes program, handball players in Kensington, the Olney Eagles Youth Organization, and much more. Plus, Daryl Matthews has the latest local social media stories on “The Feed.”

Catch this episode of Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV this Wednesday, April 19 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45 and online).

How does the media impact the environment?

Sherri Hope Culver and guests

Media literacy and environmental education are often interconnected. In this episode of Media Inside Out, learn more about how sustainability and environmental awareness is communicated through various mediums of media and what these conversations are about. Host Sherri Hope Culver is joined by guests Nicole Brown, host of The Green Hour on WURD 900 AM; Heather Shayne Blakeslee, Editor-in-Chief at Grid Magazine; and Jennifer Hancher, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly Blog.

Tune in to TUTV Wednesday, April 19th at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

New Temple Smash premieres on TUTV this weekend

Temple Smash Episode 703

Temple Smash, TUTV’s student-produced variety show, returns this weekend with an all-new episode chock-full of zany sketches and absurd characters. The hour-long episode includes dozens of skits performed in front of a live studio audience. Tune in to learn many life lessons, including what happens when you set a magician up on a blind date, how home gardens are the solution to all life’s problems, what it’s like to have a literal demon as a roommate, and much, much more! See it on TUTV this Saturday, April 15 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 16 at 9 a.m.

And the winner is…

Philly Style Pizza & Grill

Temple has spoken, and Philly Style Pizza & Grill was chosen! Philly Style was selected out of four finalists as the best pizza spot on campus in our #WhoTakesThePie contest. Although the other finalists put up a strong fight, Philly Style remained victorious. Stay tuned for more about Philly Style on TUTV.

Bouncing Back takes on suicide and suicide prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline Information

On a new episode of Bouncing Back airing Monday, host Lisa Bien sheds light on a dark and difficult subject that is often hidden from public discourse. Suicide is considered by some to be a shameful, selfish act, but guest Drew Bergman has decided to speak publicly about this issue to decrease stigma and perhaps save lives. Drew, now a marketing and business student at Temple University, suffered from depression since the 7th grade, and began to self harm. Eventually, he attempted suicide twice before bouncing back and finding his footing as a suicide prevention advocate.

Joining Lisa and Drew is Dr. Mary Morrison, the Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple, whose professional perspective provides further advice for those suffering from mental illness.

This new episode of Bouncing Back premieres on TUTV Monday, April 10 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Overcoming adversity with Lisa Bien

Bouncing Back host Lisa Bien

Happiness, gratitude, and perspective are critical for making the most of your life, but sometimes it takes a long and twisting path to get there. Host Lisa Bien, illustrates this by talking with Roy Kardon, a successful real estate executive. Kardon was not always happy and successful. Working for a family business, he struggled to make ends meet, but he managed to reinvent himself by having gratitude for what he had, rather than lamenting what he lost. Kardon sheds light on how he has used humor, enthusiasm, and joy to bring it to others and change his life.

Tune in to TUTV on Monday, April 3 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to hear Kardon’s story.

Temple Talk has all your celebrity news this Tuesday

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You don’t want to miss Temple Talk next week! TUTV’s entertainment talk show has an all new episode featuring Raelia Lewis from America’s Next Top Model, plus get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Bachelorette’s Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth!  Later,  the audience participates in a water ice tasting test for a chance to win a gift card from Philly Style.

Check it out on cable channels Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or online on Tuesday, April 4 at 1 and 9 p.m.

New Temple Tonight introduces new host

Temple Tonight host Jimmy Williamson and sidekick Bridget O'Hara

Temple Tonight welcomes new host Jimmy Williamson plus episode guests student blogger Brandon Kane and musical guest Giancarlo Pignetti in the season premiere.

Temple Tonight is Temple University’s first, only, and by extension, best late night talk show. Host Jimmy Williamson takes a humorous look at world news and happenings on campus, with help from sidekick Bridget O’Hara, correspondent Teresa Tham, and a slew of characters like Frat Guy Todd and Paul, The Comedian with No Life Experience. Temple Tonight also welcomes interesting guests and musical acts from Temple’s campus and Philadelphia at large.

Watch TUTV this Friday, March 7 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Lew Klein tribute, school naming ceremony airs Wednesday

Lew Klein

Lew Klein–a Philadelphia broadcast pioneer, educator, and the namesake of the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards Ceremony–has already contributed so much to the city, Temple, and the broadcast industry. Recently, he contributed even more. After sixty years of teaching at Temple, Klein endowed a historic, multi-million dollar gift to the School of Media and Communication (SMC), and Temple University announced that the School will be renamed the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication next week.

Join TUTV in celebrating Klein with a one-hour special on his life and career starting at 3:20 and again at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. And stick around after 4 p.m. to see the official naming dedication ceremony live with host Bob Saget! TUTV is available to watch on Comcast 50/Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or online anywhere.

First round of voting for #WhoTakesThePie begins

Who Takes The Pie?

Have you heard of our #WhoTakesThePie contest? TUTV wants to get to the bottom of the Great Pizza Debate: who makes the best pizza on campus? Let us know on Twitter using #WhoTakesThePie or keep your eye out for the pizza-themed tables and cast your vote in-person in the Atrium at Annenberg Hall on March 28.  From your votes, we’ll choose the top five and you’ll get to vote on one of the finalists from April 2-6. We’ll announce the winner later this semester!


The future of books

Media Inside Out-Books

So much has changed about the publishing industry since the advent of the internet and the Kindle–how do publishers keep up? What challenges are these new avenues presenting to traditional publishing companies and writers? And is the open press movement adding extra pressure to especially academic publishers? Host of Media Inside Out Sherri Hope Culver has a discussion on these topics with two guests who run publishing companies: Mary Rose Muccie, the Director of the Temple University Press, and Kristin Kiser of Running Press Books, both headquartered in Philadelphia.

This new episode of TUTV’s media literacy show will air on Wednesday, March 29 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tune your TV sets to Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or watch online.