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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Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM October 13th – 17th, 2014

On this episode of Carpe Diem, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey is joined by Carol Rittner, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and editor of the book Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide, as well as Lauren D'Imperio, a  student of Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media enrolled in the Digital Diplomacy course.

Sexual violence and gender-based crimes are not coincidental to war and conflict.  They can’t be explained away as “boys will be boys” or “women are a spoil of war”.  It‘s clear that rape and other sexual crimes are frequently a tactic, even a strategy, of genocide. In this episode, it is discussed in depth, why it has taken so long for both law and popular culture to realize that women are not just victims, but the targets in genocide.

This episode was produced and hosted by  Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey, and directed by TVDM major,  Michael Biondi.

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  
MONTCLAIR Channel 34:  TBA

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