Did you miss Klein’s Class of 2020 Virtual Grad ceremony?

Klein College Commencement Ceremony

On January 14, 2021, Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication hosted a virtual graduation ceremony to recognize all 2020 graduates and presented a toast to the grads. Pennsylvania State Representative and Klein alum Malcolm Kenyatta was the Keynote Speaker.

If you missed it the first time around, turn in to TUTV this Tuesday, January 26 at 1 and 9 p.m. to catch it again.

First “Temple Athletics” of the year premieres Saturday


Student athletes on Broad St

Tune in this Saturday for the return of Temple Athletics! Temple Athletics takes a closer look at the many different sports played by Temple students through interviews with coaches and student-athletes, who provide their perspective. This semester, due to COVID, all interviews will be conducted through Zoom from the TV Studio.

Watch the premiere on Saturday, January 30 at noon and 8 p.m. on TUTV.

Welcome back, students!

Welcome back to school!

What is TUTV?

Temple University Television (TUTV) is Temple’s digital television station, committed to serving as a showcase for Temple students, faculty and alumni. That means we air content produced by the Temple community, and that includes you! Have you always been interested in becoming involved in media production, performance or screenwriting? Would you like to appear on TV someday? TUTV is here to help you achieve these goals. Even though Temple remains mostly virtual this semester, there are still ways to get involved with TUTV this semester.

How can you get involved?

You can submit your original work to TUTV, or take a class that produces programming with other students and teachers, such as Temple Update and A Broader View, or you can volunteer to work on the production teams of our regularly scheduled TV shows, such as Temple Talk or OwlSports Update.  Take a look at our list of shows and see if anything interests you. Not all shows are being produced this semester, so if you have any questions at all, just shoot us an email using our contact form.

Where to watch:

Of course, the best way to learn more about TUTV is to watch our 24/7 programming! If you have cable in your living quarters, tune in to Comcast channel 50 or Verizon channel 45, depending on your cable provider. If you don’t have cable, you can watch online.

Watch the Biden Inaugural live on TUTV

Inauguration Day 2021

TUTV will air a live feed from Washington, D.C. of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris taking their oaths at noon on Wednesday, January 20. Temple Update student reporters will be providing commentary and more from TV studios in Annenberg Hall.

Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or watch it online.

New show focuses on obstacles for student athletes during COVID

Our New Normal: Athletes Cutting Through COVID

Tune in this week for the premiere of a new student-produced TUTV program, Our New Normal: Athletes Cutting Through COVID, hosted by Adam Wittekind and Nick Nystedt.

Sports fans already know how COVID-19 has impacted the world of professional sports, but Our New Normal takes a closer look at how the pandemic has affected athletes at a middle school, high school and college level.

Tune in to hear how budget cuts have affected nearby school LaSalle’s baseball program. Later, the hosts speak to Temple’s Director of Campus Recreation, John Doman, to about how the pandemic has impacted everyday students using Temple’s campus recreational facilities. Next, learn what top high school athletes in the Lehigh Valley are doing to attract the attention of college coaches despite the pandemic.

Watch all this and more on the premiere airing this Thursday, January 14 at noon and 8 p.m. on TUTV.

New North Philly Now premieres Tuesday

Host Deja Parker returns for a new edition of North Philly Now to investigate initiatives to mitigate the opioid crisis, get a look at what went on behind the scenes during the recent election in Philadelphia, and speak to a local business owner about the growth of at-home fitness classes.

To dig deeper into these topics, Deja conducts interviews with Tomas Verela, Jr. Director of Advocacy and Communications at the Urban League of Philadelphia; City Commissioner Lisa Deeley; Dr. Kendra Viner, Director of the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health; and Bria Moss-Wilkerson, owner of DanceFit Extertainment.

Tune in to TUTV on Tuesday, January 12 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to watch the premiere.

TUTV receives 8 IBS Awards nominations including Best Station

TUTV student-produced programming has been nominated for eight awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, including best college television station! The nominees are as follows:

  • Best College TV Station – TUTV
  • Best Comedy Program – Temple Tonight
  • Best Sports Update – OwlAccess Pass 2/25
  • Best Commercial – Promo for TUTV’s  World at Temple
  • Best Video Comedy Program – Temple Tonight
  • Best Variety Program (Video) – Temple Talk
  • Best TV Station Promotion – “TUTV: Your 24/7 Source”
  • Best TV Station On-Air Promotion – “Don’t You Forget about TUTV”

New We Need to Talk premieres Thursday

Your hosts Bibi Bosselange, Alesia Bani, Suman Ann, and Lianna Golden return for a new episode in the new year!

In the latest installment of We Need to Talk, they cover a new range of topics including whether or not employers should be allowed to view potential employees’ social media accounts during the hiring process, what’s the right time for posting a significant other, and what age children should be allowed to join social media platforms.

The ladies have a lot to unpack, so sit back, relax, and tune in to We Need to Talk on Thursday, January 7 at 1 and 9 p.m. 

New Media Inside Out takes a closer look at TikTok

Media Inside Out: The Influence of TikTok

In the latest episode of Media Inside Out, host Sherri Hope Culver investigates the unique position occupied by the short-form video sharing app TikTok, which has attracted hundreds of millions of users worldwide in addition to intense scrutiny and controversy.

With 50 million users in the US, TikTok is the first foreign-based app that has achieved this level of success in the States, a fact that has created suspicion, with some speculating that it could be used to harvest data for the Chinese government. However, its level of prominence on the social media landscape has only ascended in the past year.

Sherri takes a closer look at the influence of TikTok on teens and their mental health, its influence on the music industry, and its influence on entertainment and information globally. Guests Bethany Ao, a health reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Kavita Kute, an undergraduate student majoring in public health at Temple University, join the program to add their take to the discussion.

Watch the premiere this Wednesday, January 6 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. on TUTV.

Happy Holidays from TUTV!

Happy Holidays from TUTV

TUTV wishes you and your family a happy holiday season! To celebrate, tune in to our Christmas marathon this week. Starting Thursday morning, we’ll have holiday programming extending into Saturday for a weekend of holiday cheer!

It all begins 10 a.m. on Thursday with A Christmas Carol, followed by a Christmas-themed episode of Jack Benny, Holiday Cartoons, and more, culminating in Holiday Yule Log in the evening. On December 25, we’ll air classics like Little Lord FauntleroyMarch of the Wooden Soldiers, and Angel on My Shoulder, plus much more!

For New Year’s Eve, we’ll be airing our favorite music programs including American Music Research Foundation (AMRF), Jook Joint, and Genghis Blues. Then, on January 1, TUTV will ring in the new year with a Sherlock Holmes marathon starting at 12:30 p.m.

Take a look at our online schedule for more details.

Watch the premiere of our FIRST LGBT+ show

Queer Temple

TUTV is proud to present the premiere of our newest program: TUTV’s first LGBTQAI+ series, Queer Temple, co-created by Temple students Christopher Smith and Andreas Copes and hosted by Andreas. The program examines the world through the eyes of LBGTQAI+ individuals, reporting on current events, history, and life in the queer community.

For the pilot episode of the program, the theme is entrepreneurship and representation, and Andreas speaks to guests Devyn-Khaleel Farries, a multimedia artist; Jane Shea Mannard, a painter; Matthew Ray, Co-Founder of digital marketing agency ChatterBlast, to explore these topics.

Watch the premiere on TUTV on Tuesday, January 5 at 2 and 10 p.m.

Temple Talk premieres FIRST EVER music episode

Hosts Jackie Rappaport, Baker McNamara, Connell O’Brien, and Kamryn Scrivens return for a festive holiday edition of Temple Talk, made even more special by being the first EVER music episode. Together the hosts discuss their favorite holiday songs, Ariana Grande’s latest album, and the controversy surrounding Harry Styles’ Vogue cover. Correspondent Sara Costello provides a holiday baking demonstration by sharing her recipe for gingerbread cookies. Later, singer-songwriter Gabriel Appleton joins the show to perform his song “Summertime” live from his home.

Watch this and more on the premiere on TUTV this Tuesday, December 22 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Latest edition of The World at Temple premieres Tues

The World at Temple 2020

Hosts Andreas Copes and Yaya Mandiwanzira return for a new edition of The World at Temple, TUTV’s international student talk show, to provide another half hour of cultural exchange to our viewers.

They discuss their perspective as international students regarding the results of the recent Presidential Election and how they are personal affected by the outcome. They also describe their traditional breakfast foods in their respective countries. Later, Andreas sits down with Temple alum and former producer at The World at Temple, Mohab Abou, to talk about his current position at Snapchat.

Tune in for this and more this Tuesday, December 15 at 2 and 10 p.m. on TUTV.

TUTV’s first Mandarin language talk show premieres Wed


Host and show creator Yu Chen presents the very first episode of Let’s Have Fun, TUTV’s first Mandarin language talk show. Produced virtually via Zoom, the half hour premiere of this program will air this Wednesday, December 16 at 2:30 and 10:30 p.m. on TUTV. Tune in to Comcast 50 or Verizon 45 within Philadelphia city limits or watch online anywhere.

New edition of “A Broader View” airs Tuesday

A Broader View

As the weather is getting colder and people are forced to stay inside, how will the second wave of the pandemic affect communities of color and what is being done to help? Host Mikyhial Clarke speaks with Duke researcher Dr. Tracy Wang and Kadida Kenner, Director of Campaigns at the PA Budget and Policy Center, about how Black and brown Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Later, co-host Courtney Murphy takes a closer look at how inclusive representation in politics is shaping youth outlook. Courtney sits down with guests Asyah Keenan, a mother from West Orange, NJ, and Jaimee Swift, the Executive Director of Black Women Radicals in Washington, D.C., to discuss.

Tune in to TUTV on Tuesday, December 15 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to watch the premiere of this episode of A Broader View.