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.

Watch all the segments online now and keep an eye on this space for new installments, 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.

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:

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.

Say goodbye to graduating Temple Update reporters!

Temple Update Spring 2020 Seniors

It’s that time of year again, when we all have to say goodbye to graduating seniors–although this time it feels a little different! Temple Update continues their tradition of featuring all graduating seniors for the last broadcast of the semester on Zoom this semester.  Watch a very special Senior Show now on or tune in for the broadcast airing on Comcast 50 or Verizon 45 this Thursday, May 7.

TUTV now presenting kids’ programming every weekday

From TUTV, the Temple TV Kids Club

Tune in to TUTV every Monday through Friday starting May 4 to watch From TUTV, the Temple TV Kid’s Club, our new kids-focused weekly programming block!

In an effort to help Philadelphia schoolchildren, teachers, and families, TUTV is responding to the school closures by offering programming from 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. geared toward K-12 education. We’re hoping to help kids stay engaged and learning at home amidst the coronavirus pandemic with fun educational shows. While TUTV has always focused on airing educational content, we’ve added many new programs specifically to appeal to young audiences, including The Children’s Corner, Expedition Earth, Teen TV, and Computer Programming 4 Kids.

The new programming block debuts next Monday, May 4 at 4 p.m., with afternoon editions of The Temple TV Kid’s Club repeating the next morning.

You can view the new schedule here. To watch TUTV, tune into Comcast 50 and Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or watch online anywhere.

“One by One” returns with more dispatches from the shutdown

Watch a new installment of TUTV’s new student-produced program, One by One: Life During COVID-19. In this series of shorts, Temple students create vlogs to document their time as they self-isolate for the remainder of the semester.

This week, students took the opportunity to use Zoom to interview someone close to them about their personal experiences so far during the coronavirus pandemic. The interviewees range from teens to middle aged, and share their varied reactions to the shutdown and how it has affected their lives in individual ways.  Some of those featured are students who are adjusting to learning online, while others are educators who are discovering the best ways of educating remotely. Some have lost their jobs or are living with parents who have lost their jobs; one interviewee shares her experience of living with someone who has tested positive for the virus; a Communication Professor gives his advice on how to cope with the pandemic; and yet others discuss how they are keeping busy learning new skills or indulging in hobbies. Watch all 16 vlogs below:


Flip through the videos above to see projects from Brandon Augustine, Karly Bennett, Plaseh Dennis, Camryn Dodd, Ravyn Johnson-White, Ramata Kaba, Amanda Suzanne Kole, Megan Lowery, Sabrina Mohamed,
Joshua Russell, Steven Saul, Cynthia Sardar, DeVaun Simpson, Jase Thurman, Kyle Turner, Ben Verbeck, and Jeremy Wallace.

The series finale of Baker Dave Presents airs Thursday

Baker Dave Presents... Slow Roasted Pulled Pork

Tune in to watch the series finale of Baker Dave Presents…, which ceased filming new episodes last fall due to the departure of host Dave Okapal, who moved on from his long-held Temple position.

On his final show, Baker Dave is joined by Robert Velez, the IT Director at Klein College, who brings a recipe for a dish he thinks anyone can easily master: slow roasted pulled pork. This dish is a perfect quarantine project due to its long cooking time and large yield. Robert gives viewers in-depth tips and detailed step-by-step instructions for the entire process of preparing the dish. Meanwhile, Robert also shares stories illustrating how the University has changed since he first started at Temple almost 20 years ago and what he loves about his job.

Watch this special hour-long series finale of Baker Dave Presents… on TUTV this Thursday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.