A new one-hour Your Best Life airs Monday

Your Best Life: Sharon Lia

On the latest episode of Your Best Life with Lisa Bien, host Lisa talks to singer-songwriter Sharon Lia about her successes in the music industry despite personal struggle, including a fight with cancer.

Sharon Lia makes music under a band using her name, accompanied by guitarist Rick Jannotti and drummer Howie Fallon. The band began playing the Philadelphia area and quickly won their first “Breakout Artist” competition. She was nominated for the Josie Awards in 6 different categories this year. She is also on the GRAMMY® ballot this year for her newly released single, “The Sum of Us,” which was selected by Deepak Chopra as his Artist Pick on Spotify!

Your Best Life: Sharon Lia

In addition to making and playing music with her band, Sharon founded a charitable foundation, Ladies Who Rock 4 A Cause Foundation, a music-driven organization inspired by her battle with cancer.

Hear Sharon’s story on Monday, November 2 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Watch our Halloween programming on Spooky Saturday!

Nick the Beat

We’ll be airing horror movies this Saturday in honor of Halloween. It all begins after an all-new edition of Temple Athletics at noon. Tune in at 12:30 p.m. for a Nick the Beat marathon, our horror film anthology series featuring host Nick the Beat, a beatnik ghost who died as a Temple undergrad in the 1960s. Watch it on Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or online… if you dare!

New Media Inside Out looks at elections

Media Inside Out: News and Electoral Politics

In a new episode of Media Inside Out, host Sherri Hope Culver looks at how news coverage influences elections.

In a presidential election year like the one we’re in now, it can seem as if everywhere we turn all news and information is focused on elements of the election, nonstop. What effect does this onslaught of information have on the public’s decision to vote? Sherri discusses this topic with broadcaster, researcher and consultant Steve Butler and Temple University Political Science Professor Robin Kolodny.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Wednesday, October 28 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. 

Enter TUTV’s “How I Met My #TUBFF” contest!

How I Met My #TUBFFCALLING ALL TEMPLE BESTIES! TUTV is excited to launch the How I Met My #TUBFF contest.

Tell us how you met your best friend forever at Temple for a chance to win a $100 Visa® gift card. Entries will be accepted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram until Saturday, October 31 and must include the hashtag #TUBFF. Hurry and submit your story today!

How I Met My #TUBFF

Watch the season premiere of Temple Talk!

Temple Talk Season 8 Premiere

A whole new slate of hosts joins the TUTV’s entertainment talk show this semester; get to know Jackie Rappaport, Baker McNamara, Connell O’Brien, and Kamryn Scrivens. Together they discuss the virtual VMA Awards, the 2020 Emmy Awards–in particular Zendaya’s win, which made her the youngest ever best actress in a drama series winner–Ellen’s televised apology and whether or not the hosts believed it would lead to better conditions on the show’s set, TikTok creators who have skyrocketed into fame, and more. Special guest YouTuber Nicole Rafiee comes on to discuss how the pandemic has affected her work and why she became a content creator.

Watch all this and more on the first episode of the semester, premiering Tuesday, October 20 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV.

Learn all about the Black Lives Always Mattered! Project

Black Lives Always Mattered!

BLAM! (Black Lives Always Mattered!: Hidden African American Philadelphians in the Twentieth Century), is a graphic novel presenting the history and impact of Black Philadelphians through rich and compelling narratives about their lives. Scheduled for publication in 2021, BLAM! is a Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection project supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Watch the virtual launch of the project on TUTV, in which curators, historians, artists, web designers, and others involved in the project dig deep into the creative process, looking at how the project evolved while providing a captivating way to learn about the “hidden figures” of African American history and their invaluable contributions to Philadelphia. The program was moderated by Malik L. Boyd, CEO of Dashuri World, Inc.; executive producer and host of Heart of the City Radio; and TV political analyst. Award-winning author Dr. Sheena C. Howard serves as lead writer of the novel, and Eric Battle is the project’s curator and art director.

Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, October 21 at 1 and 9 p.m. to hear more about this exciting, multidisciplinary publication.

New TUTV Community Forum looks at jobs and the pandemic

TUTV Community Forum: Employment and the Pandemic

On a new episode of TUTV Community Forum, host Victoria Lucas takes a close look at how the pandemic has impacted employment and job availability in the Philadelphia area. Joining via Zoom are guests Mohona Siddique, Project Manager for the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, and Olivia Lamborn, Project Specialist at Temple’s Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative. Together they discuss what their respective organizations strive to do in the city, the massive loss of jobs due to the pandemic, and how that has especially impacted already-vulnerable populations in Philadelphia.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Tuesday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

First installment of Graduate Speaker Series workshop airs Wed

Klein Speaker Series

Researchers have been working for decades to determine exactly when children are able to recognize and understand advertising. Estimates shift based on changes in technology that can make advertising particularly subtle. How does advertising on YouTube relate to children’s public health? Dr. Jess Castonguay, Assistant Professor of Advertising, explores this intersection through her research, working with the particulars of how children recognize, understand, and are ultimately persuaded by advertising that appears more personal than branded.

Dr. Castonguay led a discussion analyzing her research and findings as the first workshop of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies’ Graduate Speaker Series of the fall 2020 semester. TUTV will be airing the speaker series throughout the winter.

Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, October 14 at 1 and 9 p.m. to see the premiere of this lecture.

TUTV debuts “My Classic Car” Saturdays

My Classic Car

We’re adding a new program to our Saturday morning roster this week with the TUTV premiere of My Classic Car.

In My Classic Car, host Dennis Gage travels across North America to visit prestigious auto shows and events, spotlighting everything from muscle cars to museum pieces. Gage takes viewers along for the ride and keeps it entertaining with his unique perspective and enthusiasm for all things automotive. My Classic Car has been a weekly television program for 25 years.

Tune in this Saturday, October 10 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. for the TUTV premiere of this program.

New “Temple People” highlights Sherri Hope Culver

Temple People: Sherri Hope Culver

TUTV viewers may know Sherri Hope Culver as the creator and host of Media Inside Out, our long-running media literacy program that airs every Wednesday. Learn more about Sherri, who is also the Director for the Center of Media Literacy and a Professor at Klein College, on a new episode of Temple People with host Mydia Alonso airing Tuesday. Temple People is a series that highlights the diverse and talented alumni of Temple University.

Mydia and Sherri talk in depth about Sherri’s start as an aspiring actress and how that led to a long career in production and broadcasting, including successful stints in advertising and public access TV, and ultimately to media literacy advocacy and education.

Tune in Tuesday, October 13 at 11:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m. to see the premiere of this episode of Temple People.

TUTV celebrates our 10 year anniversary October 1

10 Year Anniversary

PHILADEPHIA, Oct. 1, 2020 — Temple University Television (TUTV), Temple University’s digital cable station, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Launched on Oct. 1, 2010 by Professor Paul Gluck, the station was started with a vision to create a TV broadcast studio to professionally develop college students looking to produce and edit media.

In May 2010, Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication received a $1.2 million donation from the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation to produce TUTV in Temple’s Annenberg Hall. Since launching the cable station, TUTV has received dozens of collegiate awards from notable organizations such as the Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Chapter and College Broadcasters, Inc. Today, TUTV produces more than 30 shows, including the critically acclaimed Temple Update and Owl Sports Update news broadcasts.

“For 10 incredible years, it has been my privilege and pleasure to witness the talented, tenacious students who have created original, engaging content for TUTV as they have moved forward, earning their rightful place in the next generation of media professionals,” said TUTV’s General Manager Paul Gluck. “Working with our creative staff is pure bliss. None of what we have been able to accomplish would be possible without the fervent support of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Family Foundation. We are also most appreciative of those who are kind enough to watch our work on cable, online and social media.”

TUTV continues to provide students with top-tier access to filming and editing resources. To follow the station’s 10th anniversary celebration, visit TUTV’s social media pages.

About Temple University Television (TUTV)

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, TUTV is Temple University’s digital cable station, broadcasting in the City of Philadelphia on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 50 and Channel 45 on Verizon FIOS. TUTV presents programming about Temple’s surrounding neighborhoods, its international campuses, athletics, new university initiatives, faculty and student research, and more. Temple students, area partners and community affiliates produce content for TUTV. For more information on the programs and what else TUTV has to offer, please visit http://www.templetv.net/.

Watch an all-new episode of A Broader View Tuesday

A Broader View

A Broader View is a TUTV student-run talk show highlighting a broad range of topical and relevant issues. In the season premiere, co-hosts Courtney Murphy and Leanne Spiegle, discuss the “Karen” meme on social media and the impact of riots on local Black-owned businesses during the #BlackLivesMatter protests.

Tune in to TUTV on Tuesday, September 29 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to watch the premiere.

Temple Update returns to TUTV, Thursdays at 10AM

Temple Update Cherry Team

Our weekly news show, Temple Update, will premiere their first show of the semester this Thursday, October 1 at 10 a.m. live on TUTV. The first episode will include a segment about TUTV’s 10 year anniversary, updates about Temple’s COVID-19 situation, and more. New live shows will air every Thursday at 10 a.m. for the rest of the semester.

Be sure to tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Temple Update White Team

TUTV wins 5 awards from the Mid-Atlantic Emmy© chapter

TUTV won big at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Emmy© Awards this weekend, nabbing 5 out of 7 of the awards given in the College/University Production division. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presented the awards at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Emmy© Awards, which was sponsored this year by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation and TUTV.

Temple students had received more nominations in the College section than any other university, with a total of 16 finalists in 6 categories ranging from cultural affairs to sports. Additionally, four out of six students nominated in the Talent category are from TUTV, with award ultimately going to OwlSports Update’s Brooklyn Vaughn. Take a look at the list of Temple winners and watch the winning programs:


Temple Update: April 18, 2019
Asad Bokhari, Supervising Producer
Keith Aversa, Producer
Arian Fulcher, Producer
Qadree Fletcher, Director
Jon Dowding, Anchor
Zuri Hoffman, Anchor
Brianna Dent, Reporter/Videographer
Maxwell Bass, Videographer And Editor
Colin Faughnan, Technical Director
Peter Jaroff, Advisor


Notre Dame Fire Aftermath Live Report
Brianna Dent, Reporter/Videographer
Maxwell Bass, Videographer/Editor
Peter Jaroff, Advisor


We Need to Talk
Tanjeen Twinkle, Producer/Host
Jenna Song, Producer/Host
Lianna Golden, Host
Imzadi Davis, Host
Luv’En-Ya Rowland, Announcer
Kenny Cooper, Technical Director
Marybeth Gerdelmann, Writer
Qadree Fletcher, Director
Edward Dress, Faculty Advisor


Temple Pilots: Strays
Tyler Crystal, Showrunner
Darryl Loke, Writer/Director
Lindsay Gorsen, Producer
Claire Sackman, Producer
Jackson Kirchhoff, Production Coordinator
Edward Dress, Faculty Advisor
Paul Gluck, Faculty Advisor


Brooklyn Vaughan

New episodes of Temple Athletics start Saturday

Temple Athletics: Spirit Squads

Our half-hour Temple sports team interview program resumes operations with new episodes beginning Saturday with a new format to reflect social distancing protocols. Students acting as show hosts will appear in-studio with interview subjects joining via Zoom. Tune in to see the premiere this Saturday, September 19 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.