From alcoholism to advocacy

Behind the scenes shot of host Lisa Bien and guest Jillian Bauer-Reese

Temple University Professor of Journalism Jillian Bauer-Reese has been in recovery from alcoholism for five years and brings her experiences with addiction to the set of Bouncing Back to provide insight into the trajectory from addiction to recovery.

Having bounced back from substance abuse, Professor Bauer-Reese is now an advocate for better media coverage on the topic of addiction, particularly in the city of Philadelphia. She’s fighting back against inaccurate news stories and teaching the next crop of journalists to cover addiction with nuance, respect and a solutions-driven approach.

Tune in to TUTV Monday, April 9 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to see this all new episode of Bouncing Back.

Tune in Sunday for a film noir classic “The Third Man”

The Third Man

Often praised as “one of the greatest movies of all time,” this 1949 film starring Joseph Cotton will air on TUTV Sunday, April 15 at 1 & 9 p.m.

It all begins when out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post-war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious Allies where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who had offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime’s friends and associates, Martins soon notes the inconsistency in their stories and determines to discover what really happened.

Tune in to Comcast 50/Verizon 45 or online to find what makes this film stand the test of time.

Professor John Helferty visits the set of Temple People

John Helferty and Paul Gluck on Temple People

Professor John Helferty talks to TUTV Station Manager Paul Gluck about his Student Space Exploration and Environmental Systems Laboratory, which is funded by NASA, and the work they’re doing at Temple’s College of Engineering.

He shows off some of the technology his students are working to invent for use in space and discusses the origins of the Lab, which goes back over 20 years.

Tune in for this illuminating episode of Temple People, a program showcasing Temple’s wonderful community, this Wednesday, April 4 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV.

Lo Último airs Wednesdays at noon

Lo Ultimo

Produced in conjunction with Temple Update, Lo Último is the first all-Spanish language news program on TUTV, covering topics from ranging from global to local.

Tune in this Wednesday, April 4 at 12 and 8 p.m. to catch an all new edition of the student produced news program.


New Bouncing Back focuses on recovering from sexual assault

Lisa Bien with Christa Hayburn

Lisa Bien brings Christa Hayburn to the set of Bouncing Back to discuss sexual violence, how it effects survivors, and advocating for other victims of sexual violence.

Christa first shares her own story of bouncing back after being sexually assaulted and her journey overcoming the after effects. Now, she is a Certified Holistic Health and Transformational Coach, a volunteer at Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR), and a speaker for the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). She started “Empower Her Voice” to support women healing themselves and to create a network of women who inspire one another.

Watch the premiere of this episode of Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien on Monday, March 26 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Get the latest in entertainment news from Temple Talk Tuesday

Temple Talk hosts with Andrew Sturt

A new episode of Temple Talk, TUTV’s entertainment and pop culture talk show, premieres on Tuesday, March 27 at 1 and 9 p.m.

The hosts welcome local actress Morgan Turner from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to the set.  Hailing from nearby West Chester, PA, Turner discusses her role in the Jumanji reboot as well as her musical career. Featured for the Temple Spotlight segment, Temple graduate student Andrew Sturt discusses his research project, which involved traveling to over 40 Major League Baseball stadiums across the country. Andrew’s work was recently featured on the PhillyVoice.

To watch TUTV, tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or watch online.

TUTV presents 2001: A Space Odyssey – 50 Years Later

2001: A Space Odyssey - 50 Years Later

We invite you to join us for a mind-bending evening that will feature multi-media presentations, a panel discussion, film clips, and video about Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece.

Without a doubt, 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the greatest and most philosophical science-fiction films ever made. It has provided some of cinema’s most famed icons—the monolith, the ape bone toss, the HAL-9000, the Star-Gate, and the strange hotel suite. 50 years later, 2001 is more relevant than ever as we organize our lives amidst a culture of technology and vast potential.

Produced by Barry Vacker and Brooke Storms of Temple University and presented by The Gershman Y, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, and TUTV-Temple University Television & The Rudman Media Production Center, our event will conclude with a complimentary reception and book signing with an opportunity to meet and mingle with guest panelists and authors.

Buy tickets for this event here!

Hidden City creators discuss Philly secrets

Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

Authors and urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall, creators of Hidden City,  discuss Philadelphia and its myriad communities at a presentation at Temple University. Their work explores a number of places that have almost disappeared―from workshops and factories to sporting clubs and societies, synagogues, churches, theaters, and railroad lines—and the neighborhoods connected to those places. They connect Philadelphia’s idiosyncratic history, culture, and people to develop an alternative theory of American urbanism, and place the city in American urban history. “In Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City,” published by Temple University Press, Popkin and Woodall uncover the contemporary essence of one of America’s oldest cities.

Watch this presentation on TUTV this Wednesday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Documenting Puerto Rican life in America with “American Boricua”

Wanda Benvenutti

For 18 years, photojournalist Wanda Benvenutti has chronicled Puerto Rican cultural life in the United States. She visited Temple University’s Klein College, close to 5th and Lehigh where she grew up, to discuss her documentary photography project and reveal what she learned by interviewing Puerto Ricans from all walks of life for her forthcoming book, “American Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the United States.”

Benvenutti is a freelance photojournalist, photo editor and writer. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, The National Press Photographers Association, and The National Hispanic Journalists Association. Wanda’s photographs are also featured in the book “100 New York Photographers” by Cynthia Maris Dantzic. She received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a Master of Science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her book in progress, “American Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the United States,” is the first national chronicle of Puerto Rican life in all 50 United States.

The presentation is available to watch online here on TUTV.

Live in Studio G highlights local musical artists

Live from Studio GKlein College’s Bell Tower Records presents an hour-long live performance by their recording artists from Annenberg Hall’s Studio G. DJ Dise hosts while  musical acts Movies,  Cavity Kids, Twin Beds, Xilomen, Eddie and KJ, King Nesh, and Christopher Walking all perform. DJ Dise also interviews some of the artists in the studio.

The show is produced by Temple students to highlight musical talent in the Philadelphia area. Tune in to watch these performances on Friday, March 16 at 2 and 10 p.m.

Lisa Bien sheds light on the difficulties of overcoming brain injury

Bouncing Back host and guests

It started four years ago with a headache, progressed to migraines, and led to a hospital stay where she was diagnosed with severe inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation resulted in brain injury, being put on life support and, eventually, paralysis.

However, Shani Pitts would later come out of the hospital and begin physical therapy to overcome the effects of brain trauma. Shani and her mother visit the set of Bouncing Back to tell Shani’s story of resilience and determination. Dr. Stephanie Nahas, Professor of Neurology at Jefferson Hospital, also joins the set to provide her expert advice and the physiological background of brain injuries.

Watch the premiere of this new episode of Bouncing Back on TUTV this Monday, March 12 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Media Inside Out airs live at noon Monday

Parenting in the digital age

Host Sherri Hope Culver discusses the unique challenges parents face in raising their children in the digital age in a new episode of Media Inside Out airing live this Monday.

How do parents make sure that their child’s digital diet of content is smart and safe, not harmful? Temple Professor Sherri Hope Culver, who heads the Klein College Center for Media and Information Literacy explores the challenges families face in dealing with the growing range of media platforms.

Tune in to TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45/online) on Monday, March 12 at noon and 8 p.m.

#YearOfGrog: Reflections on a third grade masterpiece

Not many people know that the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Twister was produced by 3rd graders. Watch the two directors, Jake and Dave, reunite to reflect on their masterpiece fifteen years later.  And don’t miss the official trailer to their later effort “Jack in the Box” at the end.

TUTV wins Best College TV Station at IBS Awards

TUTV representatives at the 2018 IBS Awards

TUTV was named outstanding college television station at the 2018 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards in New York City, taking home the Best College TV Station award over the weekend. TUTV student reporters Cassie Semyon and Asad Bokhari won Best News Story for their coverage of the Pennsylvania budget stalemate in Harrisburg for Temple Update.

Season premiere of World at Temple airs Wednesday

The World at Temple

Host Katie Bandish takes viewers on a tour of Cuba and Japan, covers Saudi National Day, and participates in an in-studio tasting of Palestinian dishes on the 2018 season premiere of The World at Temple, TUTV’s talk show focusing on international students at Temple University.  Watch it Wednesday, February 28 at 1 and 9 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.