Student Productions -- School of Communication and Media
Carpe Diem Producer: Patricia Piroh; (973) 655-5158
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, March 10 - 14, 2014
An Interview with Head Softball Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics, Anita Kubicka
No coach in the history of Montclair State athletics has won more games than Anita Kubicka. Entering her 24th season in 2014, Coach Kubicka has compiled a record of 754-250-2, a .750 career winning percentage, which ranks among the best in NCAA Division III history.
Also featured in this episode of Carpe Diem is footage from one of this season’s softball practices; as well as an interview with surprise guest - Robin Payne, Director of the Championship Softball Academy and a former teammate of Coach Kubicka’s.
This episode was produced and hosted by the director of Broadcast and Media Operations, Nick Tzanis and directed by TVDM major, Brianna Seneca.
Barring pre-emption*, CARPE DIEM airs on the following stations: