Hear from Matt Dawkins, subject of ESPN’s “Life as Matt”

Life as Matt: Matt Dawkins’ Incredible Journey

Klein College’s Advanced Sports Reporting class presents a panel discussion of the award-winning 2016 ESPN documentary Life as Matt, about transgender South Jersey high school track star Matt Dawkins. Matt put his dreams of competing in the Olympics on hold to pursue life living his true identity. Following a screening of the E:60 production is a panel discussion concerning the making of the documentary and transgender issues with guests Matt Dawkins, Matt’s mother Tammi Grovatt-Dawkins, and Mike Farrell, an ESPN producer.

Watch it on TUTV on Wednesday, August 7 at 4:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. and on Thursday, August 8, at 8:30 a.m.

Watch an unreleased edition of “TUTV Table Read”

TUTV Table Read was a show produced at Temple several years ago. Its format was that of a radio play, but performed live and airing unadorned and unedited as it was captured by Temple students. A previously unreleased short segment focusing on skewering the gothic horror subgenre is now being made available to watch online.  Presenting, TUTV Table Read: The Pillow in the Casket.

Newlywed Sally Crawford returns to town to help her mother carry out a witchdoctor’s instructions regarding the burial of her father’s heart. They dig up a rusty metal box containing a decomposed human heart and a skeletal finger wearing a wedding ring, belonging to Sally’s dad and Mrs. Crawford’s husband. Mrs. Crawford then takes a tuff of coyote fur and places it in the box before placing the box back into the dirt in order for it to “marinate until it’s time.” Being back in her hometown brings back memories of her father and forces Sally to confront her mother about his death and her final wishes.

TUTV to air CUNY TV’s Black America Mondays

CUNY TV's Black America

Black America is a TV show on CUNY TV that profiles Black business leaders, activists, writers and artists to explore what it means to be black in America in the 2010s. The weekly half-hour program uses in-depth conversations to gauge this experience in a time of both turbulence and breakthroughs.

Emmy® Award-winning TV anchor and journalist Carol Jenkins hosts the series. Ms. Jenkins has a long broadcast history with Black public affairs shows, beginning as pioneering co-host of WNBC-TV’s Positively Black, one of the earliest New York City programs dedicated to the Black experience. Black America is co-produced by Audra D. West and Duane Ferguson. Robert Isaacson, CUNY TV’s Executive Director, serves as Executive Producer with Susan Iger and Gail R. Yancosek, CUNY TV Co-Executives in Charge of Production.

Watch it every Monday on Comcast 50 and Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or online everywhere at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. starting July 29.

Watch an interview with Lew Klein from 2018

A Conversation with Lew Klein

In 2018, TUTV’s General Manager Paul Gluck sat down with the late, great broadcast pioneer Lew Klein for an hour-long conversation over the summer for the first in depth interview with the station since the renaming of the School of Media and Communication to the Klein College of Media and Communications.

A Philadelphia broadcast legend, long-time professor, and the namesake of the Klein College of Media and Communications, Lew Klein talked about his 60+ years as an educator, how he got his start in broadcasting, the ways in which television has changed, his role at the University over the years, and the story behind the Lew Klein Excellence in Media Awards, as well as some of his former students, including actor Bob Saget and sports announcer Merrill Reese.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, August 1 at 1 and 9 p.m. to watch this wide-ranging discussion in commemoration of Lew’s passing last month.

A look at 2019 World Pride March

Temple students took part in the World Pride March in New York City, which recognized the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, as a part of Klein College’s New York City Global Opportunities program. Attendees, Temple students and Dr. Scott Gratson, Director of Klein College’s Communication Studies program, speak on the importance of events celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride.

Watch the Children’s Media Career Symposium Thursday

2019 Children's Media Career Symposium

Want to learn more about how to launch a career in children’s media and entertainment? Hosted by the Center for Media and Information Literacy, the second annual Children’s Media Career Symposium was held on April 11, 2019 at the Klein College of Communication, featuring two moderated panel discussions about trends in the children’s media industry and career opportunities in the field.

Panelists included David Kleeman, Senior Vice President of Global Trends at DUBIT International; Meredith Halpern-Ranzer, Chief Executive Tinkerer at Tinkercast; Linda Simensky, Vice President of Children’s Programming at PBS; Erica Branch-Ridley, Executive Producer at HITN Learning; LaToye Adams, President of WonderWhy Consulting; Makeda Mays Green, Vice President of Digital Consumer Insights at Nickelodeon; Shabnam Rezaei, Cofounder and President of Big Bad Boo Studios; Emily Sutter, National President of the Children’s Media Association; and Joey Egger, managing director at Two Moos.

Tune in to see the symposium on TUTV this Thursday, July 25 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Watch Lew Klein’s Memorial Service on TUTV

Lew Klein

Please join TUTV, Temple University and Klein College in celebrating the extraordinary life and uncommon contributions of Lew Klein, as an educator, philanthropist and broadcaster. Temple will be holding a memorial at the Temple Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m., which TUTV will be broadcasting live. Hear from family, friends and former students whose lives were forever changed by his generosity and wisdom.

Watch the memorial online now here.

Watch doc about little known chapter in USA history on Thurs

Uintah, United

Tune in this week for an inspiring documentary about a little-known chapter in American history. Produced in 2009 by then-Weber State University student Issac Goeckeritz, Uintah United begins in 1922 when a small Utah town was rocked with the news that the local school principal had shot and killed one of his students.

The student was a member of a gang of boys who had been responsible for threatening and driving out eight prior principals. Shocked and deeply divided by the event, the community of Uintah broke apart. Uintah United tells the remarkable story of the principal’s successor, Golden Kilburn, who masterfully transformed the lives and behavior of these troublesome boys and healed a community.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, July 11 at 1 and 9 p.m. to catch this hour-long film narrated by former KSL news anchor Dick Nourse.

Happy Independence Day!

Happy July 4th!

Celebrate our nation’s independence and enjoy our holiday programming this Independence Day! View the full schedule.

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.