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.

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“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.

Watch the latest La Charla on Thursday

La Charla season 3 finale

Hosts Kristine Aponte and Luisa Suárez  return to the set of La Charla with a new panelist, Esteban Suárez Gómez, and returning panelist Dilebi Cuevas.

Together they discuss the reaction to this year’s J.Lo Super Bowl performance,  and Univision’s Lo Nuestro Awards, and whether or not the awards are representative of what artists are popular in Latin households or more globally. They then move on to politics to discuss how the controversy over suspended elections in the Dominican Republic has resulted in greater awareness among the diaspora of corruption within governments across Latin America. Then, as usual, the hosts and panelists engage in a game at the end of the program.

Tune in to watch the premiere of this episode of TUTV’s only Spanish-language talk show on Thursday, April 16 at 2:30 and 10 p.m.

“One by one”: Student voices from quarantine

Hear from Temple students as they self-isolate for the remainder of the semester. The 17 students who enrolled in the Spring 2020 TUTV Practicum course this year expected to be immersed a studio-based course, learning multi-camera television production and creating original programming for TUTV and, but that all ended two weeks ago.

Now, in light of self-quarantine measures due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, students are stuck at home without access to these facilities. Instead, they will tell their share their experiences in quarantine via short video pieces in a program titled “One by One”. The stories they tell range from personal tales of the challenges they confront in this disquieting time, to messages of optimism, and others that tackle the seriousness of the situation with comedy. Watch the first series of One by One videos now:


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.

Temple students collaborate on COVID-19 coverage

COVID-19 Reporting Collaboration

In the midst of an unprecedented global crisis, Temple student media groups have joined forces and consolidated their efforts to cover the coronavirus pandemic. The Temple News, Temple Update, Lo Ultimo and WHIP Radio are providing extensive reporting on COVID-19 which is available to view now at a newly created integrated student media site,

Using podcasts, video, Spanish-language articles, and more, student journalists are covering the impact on Temple, the city of Philadelphia, and the country with support from TUTV and Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication.

Season finale of The World at Temple premieres Thurs

The World at Temple
Host Luv’en-Ya Rowland returns to the set of The World at Temple for the season finale. First she interviews Temple student and filmmaker Yinan Wang, who discusses his new documentary piece about the owner of a struggling Chinese restaurant and the tensions that develop with his sons, who he expects to take over the family business. The filmmaker used to work there, and knew the family before deciding to create a piece based on their interfamilial dynamic. Later, watch a video created by a World at Temple reporter who was studying abroad at the University of East Anglia in the UK this semester.

Watch the premiere of this episode of The World at Temple on Thursday, April 2 at 2:30 and 10:30 p.m.


Season finale of We Need to Talk to premiere

We Need to Talk: Episode 5

TUTV’s all-female talk show is set to air their final episode of the semester on Saturday, March 21 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.  A group of diverse female hosts bring their unique perspectives to topics such as current events, the latest trends in beauty and fashion, and their own personal lives.

Watch Temple Smash March 21

Temple Smash: Episode 1102

Temple SMASH performs for the first time at the Tomlinson Theater on Temple Campus in a new episode airing Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.

New episode of Temple Tonight premieres

Temple Tonight: Episode 19

Temple Tonight premieres a new season this month! In the season premiere, Jay and Ava discuss post-graduation plans: Jay reveals his streetwear brand, while Ava makes a foray into Instagram influencing. Special guest Flower Marie joins the set to discuss her semester abroad in Scotland, during which she met the Loch Ness monster. Next, two students from Temple, Charley Parker and Madison Murphy, discuss making their short film, Wailing, which is set to premiere on April 21. Lastly, Tyler Wolf performs up a stand up routine.

Watch the premiere of this episode of TUTV’s late night talk show on Saturday, March 14 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.

Watch: Media Inside Out LIVE noon Monday

Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, will appear to host another episode of her show, Media Inside Out,  a television talk show that explores the media we love to watch, listen to, read and play with an analytical and critical approach. Media Inside Out approaches media with an appreciation for its potential as entertainment, and even as an educational tool, but balances that with an understanding of its impact and influence. Each episode digs deep into a specific media theme or media property.

Tune in this Monday, March 9 at noon and 8 p.m. to watch this episode premiere live on TUTV.

Brand Matters examines Pride Month advertising

Brand Matters: Pride Marketing

Brand Matters host Steve McLean, an Adjunct Instructor of Advertising at Klein College, looks ahead to the month of June with Stephen Facenda of Viamark Advertising, and John Duffin from Duffin Media. Together they discuss how brands are using Pride Month, celebrated during June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

But has Pride month become another selling season on the corporate calendar? Is it a cynical cash grab or an attempt to show solidarity with a historically oppressed group of people? Are brands only embracing rainbow advertising now that it has become ‘safe’ to support LGTBQ+ causes? McLean shows some examples of ads that show a deeper commitment to the cause than those that merely adopt a rainbow-colored logo for the month of June.

Tune in this Tuesday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to hear the full discussion.

Watch a one-hour doc about the first plastics Thurs

All Things Bakelite

“All Things Bakelite: The Age Of Plastic” is a joyous and provocative one-hour documentary that captures both the wonder and the curse of chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland’s biggest invention–the first wholly synthetic plastic.

One of the greatest stories of science never told comes alive using re-enactments; rare archival footage and personal diaries; interviews with scientists, historians, and artists; and a highly entertaining original score.

Watch it on TUTV this Thursday, March 5 at 1 and 9 p.m.