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TUTV airs doc and panel on impact of local activist history

1971 documentary

50 years have passed since a group of activists burglarized an FBI office, uncovering an illegal surveillance system used to watch and infiltrate the lives of American citizens who were involved in non-violent anti-Vietnam War protests and other civil rights groups. The burglarization, coined MEDBURG, revealed counterintelligence planted on activist groups and the existence of the infamous COINTELPRO operation. To commemorate the anniversary, these activists, along with the Washington Post reporter who exposed the crimes and various guests, returned to the scene of the crime: Media, PA.

On September 1, 2021, those involved reconvened to unveil a dedicated historical marker in Media Borough and to shed light on the significance of these events fifty years ago. Temple University’s own Dean David Boardman and Professor Marc Lamont Hill attended the commemoration. A screening of the 1971 documentary, which breaks down and portrays the events of that night, was hosted along with a discussion panel by Lamont Hill.

The 1971 documentary and discussion panel will air Wednesday, October 15 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV. Tune in to learn more about this significant moment in history and hear speeches from prominent leaders at Temple.

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LIVE on Monday: New Episode of A Broader View

A Broader View: National Unity

Professor Karen M. Turner will be appearing live on Monday, October 18th at 12 p.m. with a new episode of A Broader View. A class of Turner’s journalism students host and produce this program with the objective to give viewers a broader view of big stories people are talking about, or should be talking about. Tune in and explore issues and events that transform our lives as it airs live on Monday!

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Hear the latest on Temple’s new Athletics Director on TUTV

Arthur Johnson

Arthur Johnson

President Jason Wingard announced on Thursday, October 7th that Arthur Johnson has been named Vice President and Director of Athletics at Temple University. Johnson brings extensive experience to this role from his time working at several other universities, including the last seven years he served on the athletics senior leadership team at the University of Texas. His time on their team largely contributed to Texas’s capture of its first-ever IMG Learfield Division I College Director’s Cup in 2020-21.

TUTV sports reporters will have the latest information on what you can expect from Johnson this coming week. Tune in to Inside the Nest this Tuesday at noon and 8 p.m. and OwlSports Update on Thursday at noon and 8 p.m.

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Sunday Movie Highlight: Charade with Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant


Charade film poster

TUTV will be airing Charade for our weekly Sunday movie. Described as “the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made,” this 1963 romantic thriller stars film icons Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. The plot centers around a women being pursued by several men searching for a fortune stolen by the women’s murdered husband. Tune in to watch the mystery ensue on Sunday, October 17 at 1 and 9 p.m.

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Introducing the Claire Smith Center for Sports Media

Claire Smith Center for Sports Media

Claire Smith Center for Sports Media

Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication announced last Monday, October 6th that they will be naming the school’s new Sports Media Center after Claire Smith, a pioneer who set the standard for women in the sports media field.

Smith graduated from Klein in 1979 and has come full circle back to the college with the honor of this new center. She was the first women to be recognized with the Baseball Writers’ Association of America Career Excellence Award in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Students will have the chance to follow in her footsteps and achieve greatness through a whole new understanding of both the knowledge and the culture, theory, and history of the sports media field.

Temple intends for the new addition to be a world-class academic center focused on the teaching, training, and research of sports journalism and related fields. Offering the only Sports Media Certificate of its kind for undergraduates, the center will only broaden the opportunities for participating students. In addition to these critical professional aspects, the center will focus on multiculturalism and breaking down racial and gender barriers in the sports media industry. The facility will be built on a foundation of Smith’s values: ethics, excellence, and integrity.

Learn more here and view the video below for a more comprehensive background on Smith and Temple’s vision for the center.

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LIVE on Monday: New Media Inside Out

Coming this Monday, a new LIVE episode of Media Inside Out will feature host Sherri Hope Culver and center around trends in virtual communication, including the use of augmented and virtual reality. Watch the premiere live this Monday, October 4 at 12 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.

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New “A Broader View” examines impact of COVID-19

A Broader View: Episode 30

A Broader View: Episode 30

Tune in to a new episode of A Broader View this week to take a closer look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect our everyday lives.

Hear about the many ways people have reinvented their businesses during the pandemic. Braydon Kline covers how to spot and report fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. Gain an understanding of the new COVID-19 vaccine mandates with host Christine Jean-Baptiste, who sits down with actress and Adjunct Professor at Temple, Madeline Garcia to talk about the impact of the mandates on small businesses.

Tune in Tuesday, October 5 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. for the premiere of this episode.

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TUTV turns 11!

This Friday, October 1st marks eleven years of TUTV! It all began in 2010 with the vision to create a TV broadcast studio for students to try their hand in the media and production field. This vision was brought to life with a generous $1.2 million donation from the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation to the Klein College of Media and Communication.

Since then, TUTV’s prominence and capabilities have advanced in leaps and bounds. We now produce over 30 programs, many of which have received collegiate awards from the Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Chapter and College Broadcasters, Inc.

To show their appreciation, several alumni sent in videos for our 10th anniversary last year to tell us what TUTV means to them. Visit our Instagram, @temple_tv, to view these videos underneath our Reels page and celebrate our anniversary with us!

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TUTV wins 4 out of 6 awards at the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Emmy©s

Emmy Award

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) held the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Emmy© Awards this past Saturday, and Temple students once again received more awards in the College section than any other university, with a total of four awards out of the six offered. Student Brooklyn Vaughn won in the Talent category for a second year in a row! See a full list of the winners here. Watch the winning TUTV programs below:


Temple Update: November 12, 2020
Madison Seitchik, Supervising Producer
Camryn Duncan, Producer
Niccolas Uff, Producer
Brian Matheis, Director
Jarred Cruz, Anchor
Lianna Golden, Anchor
Victoria Lucas, Reporter
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer

news report

Lanternflies Land on Temple’s Campus Once Again
Lianna Golden, Reporter


Bowens — The Long Journey
Emilie Cochrane, Reporter, Writer, Editor
Brielle Berry, Editor


Brooklyn Vaughan

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Prepare for homecoming with a new Inside the Nest

OwlSports Update: September 23, 2021


Homecoming weekend is quickly approaching! Stay in the know before the big game on October 2 by tuning into this week’s Inside the Nest. Hosts Jackson Neill and Ray Dunne discuss everything you need to know about Temple Football. Show reporters Emilie Cochrane and Erik Jesberger join to provide in depth coverage on the latest stories in college football.

The newest episode will air LIVE on Tuesday, September 28 at 12 p.m. Tune in to get caught up!

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Learn how to listen to your inner life on a new Your Best Life

Host Lisa Bien will be joined by Rabbi Lynnda Targan for a new episode of Your Best Life this Monday. This edition of our self-help talk show focuses on transformation and the power of listening to your inner voice. Author of Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Rabbi, Targan will describe how she was called to this path of her life and how you can do it too.

Targan also shares how growing up amid her grandparent’s close-knit Orthodox Jewish community influenced her later in life. Working as an accomplished public relations professional, journalist, and happily-married mother of two, Targan recognized a lack of spirituality in her life and an overwhelming feeling of being unfulfilled. Targan found herself being drawn back to Judaism as an adult with her own family and decided to follow that inner voice.

Tune in Monday, September 27 at noon and 8 p.m. to hear Targan’s inspiring story and learn from her her story of self-enrichment.

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Temple Update premieres LIVE on Thursday

Temple Update premiere

Temple Update premiere

Temple Update will be premiering its first episode of the semester LIVE! Starting Thursday, September 22, Temple Update will premiere a new episode at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Thursday. Temple Update is a weekly, half-hour news program written, produced, directed, and anchored by Temple University students. Topics discussed will pertain to events and news around campus and surrounding neighborhoods.

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MONDAY: New LIVE edition of Media Inside Out

Media Inside Out Algorithms

Media Inside Out Algorithms

Guests Judith Donath and Michael Kearns join host Sherri Hope Culver on a new episode of our media literacy program to share their expertise on algorithms and discuss how they affect our everyday lives.

Donath works as a writer, designer, and artist, focusing her work around the co-evolution of technology and society. Her work pertaining to social media, ethics, and AI has been published several times, including in her very own textbook.

Kearns is a Professor and the National Center Chair in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research primarily concerns machine learning, algorithmic game theory, and quantitative finance. Among other things, Kearns also works in various departments in the Wharton School of Business.

Tune in Monday, September 20 at 12 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. for this new, live edition of Media Inside Out.

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Meet Jason Wingard

Jason Wingard with Niccolas Uff

Get to know Temple University’s new President, Jason Wingard, in an interview with senior Klein College student, Niccolas Uff. President Wingard describes his experience at Temple after one month on the job and his goals looking ahead. His top priorities include (1) raising the reputation and profile of the University, (2) reevaluating our curriculum, and (3) engaging with our community in a more definitive way. President Wingard has high expectations for Temple and envisions it will become a top university in the nation, enabling its students to get the best, most distinguished jobs.

Along with his vision for the future, President Wingard discusses the current challenges he faces pertaining to COVID-19 and the open Athletic Director position. Temple Update‘s Niccolas Uff asks him to provide tips for a successful semester, his thoughts on being the first African-American president, and why he believes Temple is a perfect fit for him. Watch below:

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Wednesday: new program sheds light on vaccine hesitancy

TUTV Community Forum: Vaccine Hesitancy

TUTV Community Forum: Vaccine Hesitancy

As the pandemic continues, find out what Temple is doing behind the scenes to protect students and the neighboring community as a whole. Tune in to a new episode of TUTV Community Forum featuring an interview by host Alexis Beckett with Dr. Cornelius Pitts, the Director of the COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative at Temple University.

Working at the Temple Center for Urban Bioethics, Dr. Pitts has been involved in community-based research in the Temple community since the University first began offering the vaccine. Through his research, Dr. Pitts works to address and fight vaccine hesitancy, as well as the healthcare disparities that have existed long before the pandemic. This interview brings to light crucial discussions of community, trust, and science while Temple pushes for its students and neighbors to get vaccinated.

TUTV Community Forum is a student-run program covering serious issues and significant events that shape life at Temple University and the surrounding neighborhoods. Watch the premiere of this episode on Wednesday, September 15 at 1 and 9 p.m. 

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