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.

Watch last new Temple Update of 2020 on Thursday

Temple Update White Team

Shooting entirely virtually, Temple Update student reporters will wrap up their Fall 2020 season on Thursday with their final show on the year. Watch to hear the latest updates on COVID cases in the area, the weekend forecast, and more.

Tune in to TUTV on Thursday, December 10 at 10 a.m and 6 p.m.

Temple Update Cherry Team

New Temple Tonight features creator of “The Floor is Lava”

Temple Tonight

A brand new remote season of TUTV’s late night talk show kicks off this week! Meet new host Alexa Vernice on the season premiere, who presents the show entirely from  her off-campus apartment.

Stay tuned for a visit from special guest Megan McGrath, a Temple alum and successful show producer who recently had a smash hit with game show The Floor is Lava on Netflix. Hear about how Megan came up with the idea for the show and what goes on behind the scenes.

Later, hear a performance of “Paint a Picture” by Paolo Lee.

Don’t miss the premiere of this episode on TUTV this Saturday, December 12 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m.

All new edition of Temple Experience premieres on Wed

Temple Experience: Fall 2020

Hosts Biren Patel, Changes Raffaele and Meghan Shaffer connect with Klein students about their experiences at Temple. They share everything from what brought them to Temple to their favorite classes. They also discuss how COVID regulations have shaped their lives at Temple during the past semester.

Hear directly from Temple University students about college life during the pandemic on Wednesday, December 9 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV.

New editions of weekly Temple sports shows end this week

Inside the Nest Anchors 2020

TUTV’s weekly student sports news programs will finish off their respective seasons this week as the semester comes to a close. No new episodes will be produced until next year.

The last episode of Inside the Nest will premiere on Thursday, December 3 in their regular time slot of noon and 8 p.m. OwlSports Update will sign off for the year on Friday, December 4 at noon and 8 p.m. Don’t miss these final episodes––tune in to TUTV on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online!

New “Flashback” with Marc Zumoff airs Tuesday

Temple Flashback: Marc Zumoff

Emmy Award winning sportscaster Marc Zumoff is featured in the latest episode of Temple Flashback, TUTV’s alumni talk show. Marc previously appeared in one of the earliest episodes of Flashback back in 2012 and returns via Zoom to talk to host Alexis Beckett. Together they discuss his career highlights and beginnings at Temple. The Philadelphia native always dreamed of becoming the voice of the 76ers, which is what he is known as today.

Marc has spent almost 40 years covering sports and currently calls play-by-play for the Philadelphia 76ers on NBC Sports Philadelphia, in addition to providing career development and coaching for sports media professionals.

Watch the premiere of this episode on Tuesday, December 1 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Recent grad’s VR start up highlighted Thurs

High Flying Owls: Ethan Berg

On the latest episode of High Flying Owls, host Dwight Carey interviews recent Temple grad and Founder and CEO at Agora World Inc., Ethan Berg, whose company creates creates 3D, virtual reality (VR) environments that replicate the physical spaces we’ve had to avoid during lockdown. Ethan describes how Agora World facilitates an improved online shopping experience with innovative new features that allow virtual spaces to compete with their physical equivalents.

Ethan also talks about how his Temple experience shaped his entrepreneurial spirit, particularly his involvement with the robotics and prosthetics clubs, and highlights the Fox entrepreneurship degree as starting him down the path to Agora World.

Watch the premiere of this episode on TUTV this Thursday, December 3 at 1 and 9 p.m.