TUTV wins Telly Award for “Temple People” episode

2021 Telly Awards

TUTV received a Bronze Telly Award in the Television category for an episode of Temple People, our talk series which focuses on accomplished, local professionals in TV and radio, who shape media across our region.

In the winning episode, NBC 10/Telemundo 62 anchor Lucy Bustamante appeared on the program virtually in July of 2020.  What set the episode apart from our normal, studio-based, student-produced program were the challenges brought on by the pandemic. No students were available to work on the production, and the TV studios were off-limits.

As a result, TUTV General Manager Paul Gluck produced, wrote, recorded, designed graphics, selected music, hosted and edited the episode entirely by himself. Originally intended as an experiment to test the efficacy of TUTV’s production technology and techniques, Paul submitted the episode to the Telly’s, where it won bronze. Suffice to say, the experiment was a success!

Watch the winning program in full here.

The season finale of Temple Tonight premieres June 12

Temple Tonight: Episode 24

Temple Tonight‘s host Alexa Vernice returns for the last episode of their first (and hopefully last) fully-virtual season. Watch Alexa travel to the past with an…interesting time capsule left by former host Simon Jones, take a stab at multi-level marketing schemes, and venture on a harrowing journey of being cereal-free for a month.

Later, guests Becky Mathai and Jared Giovan talk to Alexa about their organization, Temple University Music Business Club, and the no-boy band Heatloaf rocks the stage with their song “Fireman.”

Tune in to watch the premiere on Saturday, June 12 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.

New travel program “Beyond Your Backyard” airs every Friday

Beyond Your Backyard

Beginning this week, TUTV will begin airing the nationally syndicated program Beyond Your Backyard hosted by Erik Hastings every Friday on our station.

Beyond Your Backyard is an Emmy award-winning educational travel series highlighting destinations all over the world. Host Erik the Travel Guy travels beyond experiences to uncover the soul of every place he visits. Each episode digs deep into the history, culture, delicious food, and famous attractions as well as off-the-beaten-path haunts.

Tune in to TUTV Fridays at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. beginning this week to watch.

Season finale of We Need to Talk premieres Thurs

Hosts Bibi Bosselange, Alesia Bani, Suman Ann, and Lianna Golden return for the last episode of the season and the last episode for Suman and Lianna, who are both graduating and moving on from Temple.

They discuss their post-pandemic hot girl summer plans, their travel dreams now that lockdown has been lifted, and safety tips for women on a night out on the town. Later, Bibi and Alesia ask the graduating hosts a barrage of questions to share their wisdom as Temple grads. Suman describes the full-time position she accepted producing a television program, and Lianna shares the details of her post-graduation position as a daily reporter and multi-media journalist in El Paso, TX.

Hear this and more in this new episode of our all-female talk show premiering Thursday, June 3 at 2:30 and 10:30 p.m. on TUTV.

Watch the premiere of our brand new cooking show!

Feel Good Cooking
TUTV is proud to present a brand new show in our lineup, Feel Good Cooking! Created and produced by Temple students, this half-hour cooking program features host Samantha Tedesco demonstrating a new recipe every episode.

In the pilot episode airing next week, Sam shares a recipe for homemade pasta in red sauce that has been passed down in her family for generations. Sam discusses being raised half-Puerto Rican and half-Italian, and how food has always connected her to both sides of her extended family.

Watch the series premiere this Thursday, June 3 at noon and 8 p.m. on TUTV.

Happy Memorial Day from TUTV!

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend by taking a time machine to a past America with TUTV’s Remembering When 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 DragnetThe Lone Ranger, The Betty White Show, Howdy Doody and more. Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

New “Temple Experience” premieres Tuesday

Temple Experience: Spring 2021

Tune in this week to watch an all new edition of The Temple Experience, a show put together by students at the end of each semester to talk about their experiences here at Temple. Together, they discuss what brought them to Temple, their favorite courses, their advice to incoming students, how COVID-19 has shaped their final semesters, and more.

Hear directly from Temple University students about college life during the pandemic on Tuesday, May 25 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV.

Tune in for the series finale of North Philly Now

Don’t miss the final episode of North Philly Now, which is ending its run this week.

Klein College Media Studies and Production major Deja Parker launched her program in 2019 to highlight issues effecting North Philadelphia residents and showcase area entrepreneurs.

Now that she’s graduating, it’s time to say goodbye in a special presentation of North Philly Now airing Tuesday on TUTV. Join us to take a look back at the best segments and interviews that have appeared on the show over the years with additional commentary from Deja.

Watch the premiere this Tuesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45, or online.

Tune in for a look behind the scenes with alumna Nora Gerard

Klein College Lecture: Nora Gerard

The television industry is changing all the time, especially today. Klein College of Media and Communication recently hosted a Power Hour with the Pros session with alumna and Director at CBS News Sunday Morning, Nora Gerard, KLN ‘76, to discuss why she chose to study at Temple, what her journey to become a director at CBS was like, and how the pandemic has changed the industry.

The session was moderated by General Manager of TUTV and Associate Professor of Media Studies and Production Paul Gluck. Gerard is an award-winning director at CBS, most recently for the CBS News Sunday Morning program.

Watch it on TUTV this Thursday, May 13 at 1:30 and 9:30 p.m.

WATCH: The World at Temple returns Tuesday

The World at Temple: Episode 16

Tune in to another edition of The World at Temple, where your hosts Suman Ann and Jesse Dimich-Lou highlight the experiences of international students at Temple.

In this episode, Temple student Yu Chen appears to discuss his journey to the United States as an immigrant from China. Next, meet Alejandro Vijande who describes the differences between the city he is from in Spain and North Philadelphia. In the final segment, Jesse sits down with Gianni Marangio, Temple Rome’s Director of Student Activities, Orientation & Social Media, to discuss the growth of the campus as a whole as well as the courses that they have expanded on.

Don’t miss the premiere this Tuesday, May 11 at 2 and 10 p.m. on TUTV.

Queer Temple premieres new episode Thursday

Queer Temple: Episode 3

In the latest episode of Queer Temple, host Andreas Copes takes a look back at one year of QueerCOVID–a year of challenges, protest, and change.

To discuss the various ways the pandemic has impacted the queer community, he speaks to guests Nik Schmeltzer, a Temple alum who graduated in 2020; Nu’Rodney Prad, IDEAL’s Director of Student Engagement; Rachel Berson, who is writing her thesis on World Pride; and Kendall Stephens, a trans activist.

Tune in to TUTV to watch the premiere this Thursday, May 13 at 2:30 and 10:30 p.m.

NBCSports’ Danny Pommells appears on TUTV Thursday

Temple Flashback: Danny PommellsDanny Pommells joins host Alexis Beckett remotely for a new episode of TUTV’s Temple Flashback, our alumni talk show. The anchor, host and reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia and the Sixers Talk Podcast grew up in North Philly and now gets to cover the sports teams he grew up watching.

Together with Alexis, Danny discusses what attracted the Klein College alum to Temple University, how he got his start in Maryland and broke into sports from reading the news, the important of mentorship and the tenacity required to make it in media.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Thursday, May 6 at 2:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Temple Tonight returns with an action-packed show

Temple Tonight: Episode 23

Host Alexa Vernice returns and takes the audience on a vlog of her daily life with a number of questionable occurrences. Later, director Paolo Pilladi joins the show to talk about the making of his new movie “Last Call.” Singer-songwriter Bona Nicole performs her song “Waste” live from her apartment. Watch this and more on the newest edition of Temple Tonight!

Tune in to TUTV to watch the premiere this Saturday, May 8 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.

Tune in for the latest “La Charla” on Monday

La Charla 2021

Osmara Orellana, Laura Carvajal, and Alexandra López-Carrión join host Luisa Saurez for another edition of our Spanish-language talk show on Monday, May 3 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Temple Update signs off for the semester this Thurs

Temple Update 2021

Temple Update student reporters will wrap up their Spring 2021 season on Thursday with their final show on the year. Watch to hear the latest updates on COVID cases in the area, the weekend forecast, say farewell to graduating seniors and more. Watch it live at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 and again at 6 p.m. that evening.