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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Farm to Table: A healthy way of eating - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM May 23rd  – 27th, 2016

Nowadays, many people feel eating organic food is a fad or an expensive diet, but they don’t see it for what it really is, a healthy way of eating. Organic farming used to be the way of life before mass crop productions and GMOs, genetically modified organisms, According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the USDA, organic farming produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.

Series Producer Krystal Acosta, sits down with one local farmer from the Tri-State area who is doing just that. Tony Bracco, owner of Bracco Farms has local, fresh produce naturally grown in the heart of Warwick's Black Dirt Region.

Also on this episode, two local chefs Bryan Gregg owner of Escape Montclair and Steve Ernst owner of Westtown Fare, show us how they incorporate the farm to table philosophy in their restaurants.

This episode was produced and hosted by Series Producer, Krystal Acosta and directed by TVDM major, Craig Gorbunoff.

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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