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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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Airing on CARPE DIEM, December 2 - 6, 2013
Controversy involving the LGBT community in sports and the upcoming winter Olympics in Russa
While athletes prepare for the upcoming winter Olympics in Russia, members of the LGBT community in sports are concerned about an anti-gay ordinance in that country and its possible impact on the games.
Host, Marc Rosenweig, associate professor in the School of Communication, discussed that controversy and others facing the LGBT sports community during a panel discussion at the Yogi Berra museum and learning center on the MSU campus. The panel included Hudson Taylor, founder of Athlete Ally, a group that fosters equality in sports and society; Jane McManus, reporter for ESPNNewYork.com, and Jared Max, former anchor for both ESPN Radio New York and WCBS Radio. Max told his listeners a couple of years ago that he is gay. Taylor, hopes the Russian Olympics will heighten awareness of the drive for equality.
This episode was produced and hosted by associate professor of MSU’s School of Communication and Media, Marc Rosenweig and directed by TVDM major, Brianna Seneca.
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