Carpe Diem

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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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Bringing Arts and Health Programs to the Community - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM November 23-27, 2015

On this episode of Carpe Diem, host Daniel Gurskis, Dean of the College of the Arts at Montclair State University is joined by Maria Lupo and Leah Fox to talk about two community partners in Montclair State’s arts and health initiative: Atlantic Health System and the Montclair Art Museum. Maria is a registered art therapist and the Healing Arts Manager at Atlantic Health System. Leah is the director of the Vance Wall Art Education Center at the Montclair Art Museum.

Annually, the Montclair Art Museum holds the Healing Arts Conference. At last year's conference, students from MSU's School of Communication and Media captured the event titled “Growing Up Autism”. This conference covered the challenges that young adults on the autism spectrum face when transitioning out of childhood.

This episode was hosted by the Dean of the College of the Arts, Daniel Gurskis and 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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