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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Women in Sports: Part One - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM                           May 18th – May 22nd, 2015

Only About 10 percent of those working in sports media today are women.  As part of our school-wide study of inequality;  host Marc Rosenweig, associate professor in the School of Communication and Media, explored the challenges facing women on the sports beat during a panel discussion at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the MSU campus…

The panel included Laura Behnke, sports anchor and reporter at WABC-TV, Emily Kaplan, staff writer for, and Kelly Whiteside, assistant professor at MSU and former sports reporter for USA Today.

This episode was produced and hosted by associate professor, Marc Rosenweig from the School of Communication and Media 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

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