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 public impact of uniting the arts and healthcare in the state of New Jersey

Airing on CARPE DIEM May 19th – 23th, 2014

Earlier in this academic year, Montclair State joined Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, in the launch of a new partnership aimed at promoting healing arts in health care and education. 

Dan Gurskis, Dean of the College of the Arts at Montclair State University sits down with William Neigher and Lori Ann Rizzuto, to talk about the partnership and the role of the arts in health care. Dr. Neigher is a community psychologist and the Vice President of System Development for Atlantic Health System. Ms. Rizzuto is licensed clinical social worker and the Director of Behavioral and Integrative Health Services at Atlantic Health.

This episode was produced and hosted by the Dean of the College of the Arts, Dan Gurskis and directed by TVDM major, Brianna Seneca.

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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