Watch Oscar-nominated doc “Hollywood on Trial”

Hollywood on Trial

This 1976 documentary went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for its efforts to examine the 1947 hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee and its aftermath. Through interviews with key figures, archival footage and narration by John Huston, Hollywood on Trial chronicles the creation of the Hollywood blacklist, which prevented many screenwriters, directors, actors and others from getting work in Hollywood after being accused of harboring Communist views. Careers and lives having been ruined, this film surveys the damage and takes stock on the motivations behind this awful episode in Hollywood’s history.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, June 27 at 1 and 9 p.m. to see this feature length documentary film.

Student-made doc about local boxer premieres June 29

Boots: Fighting Out of Philly

Philly welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis is, at just 21 years of age, an undefeated boxer with 22 wins. This Temple student-made documentary maps out the history of boxing in Philadelphia and places Jaron within that context as a peerless, top athlete–the first this city has had in years. Highlighting his perseverance and raw talent, this short film portrays the young charismatic boxer’s journey to becoming the best of all time.

Boots: Fighting Out of Philly was produced by students Alistar McDonald, Ian Morris, John Newman, Stormydhae Kelsey, Shawn Gardini, and Michelle Doheny for Kristine Weatherson’s Media Studies and Production class.

Watch the premiere on TUTV on Saturday, June 29 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.

TUTV remembers Lew Klein, TV pioneer and educator

TUTV remembers our mentor and friend Lew Klein

Lew Klein–Philadelphia broadcast pioneer, educator, and namesake of Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication–passed away Wednesday. A great friend to the station and a mentor who touched the lives of many across this city and the field of journalism, Lew Klein also taught at Klein College for more than sixty years. Klein was honored several times at Temple for his service to the university and his extraordinary career, culminating with the university’s School of Media and Communication being renamed the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication in March 2017.

TUTV will honor his memory on Tuesday, June 18 at 1 and 9 p.m. by airing the official Klein College naming dedication ceremony featuring host Bob Saget from 2017. Join us in celebrating the life of this longtime supporter of journalism education by tuning in. TUTV is available to watch on Comcast 50/Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or online anywhere.

Music duo Magda Meringue appear on TUTV Saturday

Bell Tower Music presents Magda Meringue in Live From Studio G

Temple’s very own record label, Bell Tower Music, presents a live performance by Magda Meringue for TUTV’s Live From Studio G. 

Magda Meringue is an experimental pop/jazz/alternative band rooted in Philadelphia, PA. Led by twin sisters Lauren and Jules Keller, and supported by New Orleans drummer Austen Travis, Magda Meringue melds satisfyingly dissonant vocal harmonies with an eloquent mix of global influences, including Oingo Boingo, The Clash, No Doubt, Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf, Henry Mancini, and Bob Cobert.

Tune in to TUTV Saturday, June 22 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. to watch their eclectic live set recorded in Annenberg Hall.

Tune in June 20 for the 2019 Inclusive Leadership Conference

Inclusive Leadership Conference at Temple University

Each year, the Office of Student Development at Temple University sponsors up to 30 students to attend the Inclusive Leadership Conference. The Inclusive Leadership Conference strives to build a better Philadelphia by giving college students from around the region the chance to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership and social change.

Tune in to TUTV this Thursday, June 20 at 1 and 9 p.m. to see this year’s conference, which focused on how one can find, advocate, and teach others to find their voice.

Tune in for premiere of new show, The Power & Future of Media

The Power and Future of Media

Surrounded by a seemingly endless array of media options, new technologies, and platforms, America has become a 24/7 mediated society, with Americans consuming media 11 hours a day on average according to a recent Neilsen poll. A new TUTV program, The Power and Future of Media, seeks to delve into the practical and ethical concerns of our media present as well as our media future.

Tune in for the premiere, hosted by Klein Media Studies and Production graduate student, Devlynn Deitrick, who is joined by Klein Professor Ali Castellini. Together they discuss radio and podcasts in particular.

See the premiere on TUTV this Tuesday, June 11 at 2 and 10 p.m.

Miss this year’s Spring Graduation Ceremony?

Tune in to TUTV beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 to see graduating seniors walk and honorary degree recipients honored at the 132nd Commencement Exercises, which were held in the Liacouras Center at 1776 N. Broad St. on May 9, 2019.

North Philly native and world famous boxer Bernard Hopkins Jr., former Temple Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy, and lawyer and Board of Trustees member Leonard Barrack were also honored with doctorates at the ceremony.

Tune in to Comcast 50/Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or watch the livestream online to watch the ceremony in full. It will re-air beginning at 9 p.m. the same day.

Watch documentary on Florida’s Northern Everglades on Wed

Kissimmee Basin

Kissimmee Basin is a stunning documentary on the history of the Northern Everglades, shot in spectacular HD. Travel through the Kissimmee Valley back through time to discover the well-reasoned, yet unforeseen, consequences of a flood control project that turned the 103-mile long meandering river full of life, into a 52-mile long, multi-million dollar over-engineered channel that drained the surrounding wetlands, caused the disappearance of large flocks of wading birds, and a significant decline of an abundant freshwater fishery.

Tune in to TUTV this Wednesday, June 12 at 2 and 10 p.m. to see this documentary produced in 2013 by WUSF, Tampa Bay’s NPR station.

Kissimmee Basin

A special edition of We Make the Call airs Monday

We Make The Call: February 23, 2019

The gang is back for a summer episode to talk sports non-stop for an hour! Tune in to TUTV for the latest in all Philly and national sports on TUTV this Monday, June 3 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Make chocolate cake with a twist on Baker Dave

Baker Dave and Veronica Sellers

Student Veronica Sellers is the latest guest on Baker Dave’s cooking show this week. She brings her granny’s recipe for special chocolate cake ahead of her birthday. Sellers is planning to move to Los Angeles after graduating early with a Media Studies and Production from Temple.  Dave and Veronica discuss this and more while making cupcakes using her family recipe. The secret ingredient in this cake is coffee!

Watch Baker Dave Presents… on Thursday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to learn the rest of the recipe.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend

Happy Memorial Day 2019

Enjoy Memorial Day weekend this year with a TUTV marathon on Monday, May 27.

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, Howdy Doody, and Bat Masterson, as well as Buster Keaton specials and the Betty White Show. Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Missed the Klein graduation ceremony?

Bob Woodward

See the Spring 2019 Klein Commencement Ceremony in full on TUTV this Thursday, May 30 at 1 and 9 p.m.! Legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, who is receiving the very first honorary doctorate degree from the School, addresses the 2019 graduating class at the ceremony.  Catch it all on Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or online.


Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes” airs Sunday

TUTV’s Sunday classic movie programming continues this weekend with Hitchcock’s witty and compelling comic thriller from 1938.

The Lady Vanishes concerns a young English tourist traveling by train in Europe (played by Margaret Lockwood) who discovers that her elderly traveling companion (Dame May Whitty) seems to have disappeared from the train. After her fellow passengers deny ever having seen the elderly lady, the young woman is helped by a musicologist (a young Michael Redgrave), and the two proceed to search the train for clues to the old woman’s disappearance, which results in many plot twists and unexpected developments.

The film will air on TUTV this Sunday, June 2 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Interview with legendary coach Fran Dunphy airs Wednesday

Philly Famous Podcast: Fran Dunphy

Fran Dunphy sits down for a candid chat with Philly Famous Podcast host Greg Holdsman after his last season as the legendary Head Coach of Temple’s Men’s Basketball team. Dunphy, known as Mr. Big Five and the winningest coach in Big Five history, talks with Greg about his long career and his approach to coaching. Greg asks why, after 40 years, Fran decided to shave off his trademark mustache. Dunphy also touches on his work with Coaches Against Cancer and other charities.

Tune in for this and more on TUTV this Wednesday, May 22 at noon and 8 p.m.

Temple Tonight closes out another season

Temple Tonight Host Jay Thachet

Watch the season finale of late night talk show Temple Tonight this Saturday on TUTV and say goodbye to familiar faces who are graduating seniors appearing on their last show.

Host Jay Thatchet and co-host Ava Sullivan return to present humor and hijinks along with house band Noah’s Ark.

Tune in to TUTV this Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. to see this and more.