Carpe Diem

Student Productions -- School of Communication and Media

Carpe Diem Producer: Patricia Piroh; (973) 655-5158 

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CARPE DIEM is an award-winning, weekly half-hour magazine show aired on Comcast and Cablevision in northern New Jersey. Awarded the CTN CAPE Award for Best Series and three Gracie Awards for student productions, among others over the years, Carpe Diem has covered a wide range of subjects of interest to New Jersey citizens as well as topics featuring campus activities. The show has also featured celebrity guests such as Ernestine Schlant Bradley, former governor Christine Todd Whitman, anchor Steve Adubato, jazz singer Ruth Brown, and Tony award-winner and University alumna Melba Moore.

In addition to providing programming for the northern New Jersey television community, Carpe Diem provides Television majors with rigorous weekly production assignments that simulate those of the broadcasting profession. Over the semester, students produce a minimum of fifteen programs. Apart from producing their own works, it is not uncommon for students to have acquired production credits for as many as 20-30 additional programs by the time they graduate.

Carpe Diem reaches about a half-million households in New Jersey and is produced at the DuMont Television Center.

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The authors of Bare: Psychotherapy Stripped - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM November 17th – 21st, 2014

This week on Carpe Diem, host Krystal Acosta sits down with the authors of a new psychological case study book, Bare: Psychotherapy Stripped.   Authors Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn and Carlo DeCarlo give a first-hand look at a psychologist and her internal thoughts and reasoning as she sits down with her patients and helps them work through their treatments. No two patients’ stories are the same, but she somehow finds a way to connect one to another.

This book breaks down the wall between patient and doctor because the authors include so much of the protagonist’s internal struggles and how they are reflected in her own patients’ therapy.  Whether its love, fear, rejection, abandonment or death, readers will live through the traumas of the patients, as if they were the psychologist.

This episode was produced and hosted by Carpe Diem Series Producer, Krystal Acosta and directed by TVDM major, Weaam Ali.

Barring pre-emption, CARPE DIEM airs on the following stations

CABLEVISION  Bergen Channel 77:    Mondays at 5:00 PM
COMCAST Union Channel  26:    Tuesdays at 9:00 PM
CABLEVISION Morris  Channel  21:   Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
CABLEVISION Paterson Channel 75:   Fridays at 6:00 PM  
MONTCLAIR Channel 34:  TBA

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