COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) info

TUTV is suspending new program production and operating the station in maintenance mode remotely, but stay tuned for any developments as we monitor this rapidly evolving situation. We will continue our 24/7 broadcast and livestream.

TUTV urges our viewers and producers to stay safe and follow local and national safety guidelines that can be found on the regularly-updated sites listed below:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping during COVID-19 for children and caregivers, as well as guidance for higher education administrators.

  • The Child Mind Institute has published a resource on how to talk to young people about COVID-19.
  • The Hope Center has outlined resources for supporting college students during this crisis.
  • The American College Health Association has created a guide to help college health staff and campus administrators address COVID-19 on campus.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has information on travel, media resources, and other research on COVID-19.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides some science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.

Student welfare resources and contacts:

Your Best life returns to TUTV this Monday

Your Best Life with Lisa Bien

A new special one-and-a-half-hour long retrospective episode of Your Best Life revisits some of host Lisa Bien’s favorite interviews.

Formerly known as Bouncing Back, Your Best Life is hosted by Lisa Bien, a professional marketing strategist and Temple Public Relations Professor, who created this program in an effort to give Temple students and other viewers insight into their own misgivings concerning self worth while presenting real life examples of personal struggle with self acceptance.

Tune in Monday, June 15 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. for the latest episode.

PHLove COVID-19 Benefit airs on TUTV

PHLove COVID-19 Benefit

We are happy to announce that we will air the PHLove COVID-19 Benefit from last month on TUTV this coming week. The one-hour virtual variety show features Questlove of The Roots, Daryl Hall, Patti LaBelle, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and a collection of celebrities and artists from the City of Brotherly Love, to shine a spotlight on the PHL COVID-19 Fund, which has raised $16 million dollars and aided nearly 400 regional nonprofits since being created on March 19.

John Middleton, the managing partner of the Phillies, and his family organized the event to benefit the fund.

Tune in to TUTV on Tuesday, June 9 at 1 and 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, June 13 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. 

Watch the Klein College #TempleMade Day on Wed

Klein College #TempleMade Day Toast

The Klein College of Media and Communication special on-air toast to graduating seniors from May 7 will air on TUTV in full this week. The fully virtual event allowed for faculty and staff to virtually connect with the class of 2020, and their families and friends, to celebrate their achievements at Temple.

Watch to hear personal messages from Dean Boardman and special guests this Wednesday, June 10 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Black Lives Matter at TUTV

Black Lives Matter

We at TUTV stand in full support and solidarity with the above message and all who are fighting against racial injustice right now.  Below is a list of informational links, posts, or articles that can help those looking for ways to help change the world:

New, virtual “Temple Experience” premieres Wed

Temple Experience: Spring 2020

In a new episode of The Temple Experience, Media Studies and Production students chat about their time at Temple, including the recent online semester, on Zoom. Topics covered during the program include their life during quarantine, their experience taking classes online, the tremendous support they’ve received from Temple’s faculty and staff, their hopes for the future, and messages of encouragement for high school seniors and future Owls.

Tune to TUTV this Wednesday, June 3 at 1 and 9 p.m. for the premiere of this new episode.

Short film “Copsi” has its TUTV premiere this Wed


TUTV will air a short narrative film in Farsi with subtitles on Wednesday from Film and Media Arts graduate student Mehrnoosh Fetrat, who both wrote and directed the picture. The story follows a group of friends and lovers whose aspirations and relationships interplay in complex ways.

A young couple (Mojdeh and Reza) are hosting Reza’s old friend Edmon in their house. Mojdeh has always wanted to become a journalist for Boojga news network. Reza is a studious but unsuccessful filmmaker. From the beginning, Edmon grows fond of Mojdeh who is a reclusive painter. Edmon leaves the country and the circumstances get worse for Reza and Mojdeh.

Tune in for the premiere this Wednesday, June 3 at 2 and 10 p.m.

New episode from The Temp airs Wed

The Temp
Student reporters take on a range of topics including gun violence, fake news, and the popularity of astrology in the second ever episode of TUTV show The Temp.

Anchors Mydia Alonso and Kait Kowalski present in-depth stories  on social, lifestyle, and political issues from reporters Kyla Jackson, Kyra Sobel, Jacqueline Greene, Tink Bradley, Dyandra Harrison, and Emmanuella Pierre.

Watch the premiere this Wednesday, May 27 at 2 and 10 p.m. on TUTV.

TUTV would like to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day this year

Happy Memorial Day! Remember and Honor

Stuck at the house? Tune into TUTV! Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend by taking a time machine to a past America with TUTV’s <em>Remembering When</em> marathon starting at 10 a.m. Monday. It’s a good time to remember and reflect on those who have have sacrificed in service to our country.

Starting at 10 a.m., TUTV is presenting a marathon of Remembering When, which presents nostalgic footage of days gone past and shows from the beginning of television programming in the United States. We’ll air programs you may recognize, like Dragnet, The Lone Ranger, and The Betty White Show, as well as Buster Keaton specials and the Howdy Doody. Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

New “Advice from the Classroom” segment now on TUTV

TUTV Presents Advice from a Classroom

TUTV has been doing all we can to use our platform to help support schoolchildren, families, and teachers during the coronavirus lockdown. Now, in addition to airing children’s educational programming daily, TUTV is working with the early education experts on faculty at Temple University’s College of Education to offer ADVICE FROM THE CLASSROOM, a special series designed to aid those folks now teaching their children at home.

Created in a landmark collaboration with the  College of Education, TUTV and Temple’s Center for Media and Information Literacy, “Advice from the Classroom” is a new program for parents featuring smart ways to make learning at home engaging and fun. The short videos distill concise instructions and valuable insights on how to foster learning with easy and simple techniques.

The first installments are by Dr. Sabina Neugebauer, Professor of Early Childhood Education, who will explain how to help your child learn new vocabulary words. In addition to these videos, we will be offering written guides on our website to go along with each lesson.

Keep an eye on this space for new installments of Advice from the Classroom, which will also air throughout the day on our TV station in between programs.

New foreign language film by grad student airs Wed

America movie poster

TUTV will air a short narrative film in Farsi with subtitles on Wednesday from Film and Media Arts graduate student Mehrnoosh Fetrat, who both wrote and directed the picture. The story follows an Iranian journalist couple wants to move to America to escape the difficulties of their country. The wife receives a visa, but her husband doesn’t. He stays in Iran, watching from afar as his wife find success on television, and falls into a state of depression.

Tune in to watch America on TUTV this Wednesday, May 20 at 2 and 10 p.m.

Classic Philly-area kids show Captain Noah comes to TUTV!

Captain Noah and His Magical Ark

Many who grew up in the Philadelphia area will remember tuning into Captain Noah and His Magical Ark, a television program for children that aired from 1967 to 1994 on 6abc (WPVI-TV).

TUTV received special permission from the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia and Bernie Prazenica, President of 6abc, in order to air this fondly-remembered classic program.

Captain Noah was a Temple alum, an ordained Lutheran minister, and a former police chaplain. His long-running program featured cartoons, music, puppets, and more.

We will begin airing Captain Noah regularly on TUTV starting on Wednesday, May 13 at 5 p.m. during our new kids-focused weekly programming block, Temple TV Kid’s Club.

Captain Noah and His Magical Ark

“The National” premieres Saturday

The National

Have you ever wondered what it takes to organize a concert? Are you interested in working in the live music industry? Tune into this program produced Temple students, where you are introduced to the people behind The National, a rock band well known for their somber musical arrangements from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Production Manager Stu Tenold will walk viewers through what goes into preparing for a concert, from audio to video, lighting to staging, and Manager Brandon Reid, a Temple Owl, gives advice on how to get your foot in the door.

Watch the premiere of this short documentary this Saturday, May 16 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. on TUTV.

New episode of “Brand Matters” premieres Tuesday

In this episode of Brand Matters, host Steven McLean meets up with his guests, John Duffin and Stephen Facenda, to talk do’s and don’t’s when it comes to cause marketing–a type of marketing or advertising tactic that aligns a brand with a cause. The team puts Subaru’s Share the Love campaign and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Ribbon movement side by side to draw the line between marketers who nailed it versus those who missed the mark.

Later, advertising students Kelsey Gallagher and Richard Park, finalists for the 2020 Washington Media Scholars Media Plan Case Competition by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation, join the table to talk all things media.

Watch the premiere of this episode on TUTV this Tuesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

New talk show “The Temp” premieres Wednesday

The Temp premiere

TUTV is excited to debut a new talk show to our lineup this week: The Temp is a political talk show aiming to educate audiences on hot-button issues and encourage people to share their stance on controversial topics.

In the pilot episode, hosts Matt Silverman and Mydia Alonso kick off the show with some local topics, including who’s running for City Council during the Philadelphia general election, before moving on to global news. Later, liberal analyst Kiara Marable and conservative analyst Matthew Distasio join the table to discuss Facebook’s role in politics, and in particular how this social network will affect the 2020 Presidential Election.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Wednesday, May 6 at 2 and 10 p.m.