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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Modern day slavery in New Jersey - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM October 20th – 24th, 2014

The 2014 Super Bowl shed some light on the reality of human trafficking in New Jersey, where activists continue to raise awareness on this modern day slavery crime. Whether it be sex slavery or forced labor, this crime can victimize any gender, race, age group, or socioeconomic status. Community leaders have come together to discuss ways of eliminating human trafficking and training community members to become more aware.

Host, Weaam Ali, sits down with Dr. Esmilda Abreu-Hornbostel, director of equity and diversity, who has initiated the campus coalition against human trafficking at Montclair State University, and Dr. Nicole Bryan, director of corporate social responsibility initiatives on campus, who has received a grant from Microsoft to study the role of technology in preventing human trafficking.

This episode was produced and hosted by TVDM major Weaam Ali and directed by TVDM major,  Brianna Seneca.

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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