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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 inside look at primetime advertising in the television industry- This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM February 15th  – 19th, 2016

Commercial advertising is what makes the television industry go round. With channels like HBO earning money through subscription fees, other television networks must make room in their programming for commercial advertisement. But what goes into developing these advertisements?

Host Rob Rowan, a TVDM alum from the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University, sits down with Cardie Mortimer to talk about the inner workings of television advertising.

Cardie began his career at ABC, working as a Junior Analyst of Sports, Daytime, News and Late Night. He worked his way up through the company and became Executive Director of ABC TV Primetime Sales Planning and Sales Administration.

This episode was hosted by TVDM alum Rob Rowan and produced/directed by TVDM major, Michael Sheehan.

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  
EDISON CABLE Channel 15:
MONTCLAIR Channel 34:

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