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.

Visit the Student-Work Gallery to view more examples of Carpe Diem student work.


Airing on CARPE DIEM, April 14 - 18, 2014

An Interview with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen

Host, Merrill Brown, sits down with CNBC anchor and Vice President of Strategic Editorial Initiatives, Tyler Mathisen. As Vice President for Strategic Editorial Initiatives, Tyler works closely with CNBC’s Business Development and Marketing teams on strategic initiatives and alliances. He also co-anchors CNBC’s “Power Lunch” and “Nightly Business Report”, an award-winning business news program that reaches about 96 percent of US households through public television.

Purchased in early 2013 by CNBC, “Nightly Business Report” is the first program produced by a cable network for public television. The program features in-depth coverage and analysis of the biggest financial news stories of the day, as well as connecting the public to the world’s top business leaders. 

This episode was produced and hosted by the director of the School of Communication and Media, Merrill Brown and directed by TVDM major, Taylor Zuppa.

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 Channel 15: TBA

or you may view it on our website:

*If a show is pre-empted, it usually airs the next week.

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