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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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An interview with NJTV News’ Mary Alice Williams - This week on Carpe Diem
Airing on CARPE DIEM October 27th – 31st, 2014
On this week’s Carpe Diem, host Merrill Brown, director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University sits down with highly acclaimed broadcast journalist and anchor for NJTV News, Mary Alice Williams.
With an impressive career in investigative journalism on such topics of health, ethics, and foreign policy, Mary Alice has established herself as a major voice in the business; from playing an integral role in the launching of CNN, the first worldwide television network, to covering special reports for both NBC and PBS, and most recently joining the NJTV News team this past July.
This episode was produced and hosted by Merrill Brown and directed by TVDM major, Michael Panepinto.
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