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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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Building bridges that lead to greater success in the Newark’s business community - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM October 12th – October 16th, 2015

On this episode of Carpe Diem, host TVDM major, Silas Kezengwa, is joined by Newark Regional Business Partnership’s Executive Vice President,  Barbara Kauffman and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Frank Ferruggia to talk about how the Newark Regional Business Partnership organization is connecting businesses for a greater Newark and to get a first-hand account on the impact that NRBP is having on its members and the Newark region.   

Newark Regional Business Partnership offers a range of services to strengthen the region’s business infrastructure and revitalize Newark, New Jersey’s largest city. Since it’s days as the Newark Chamber of Commerce, the NRBP has been working to connect, inform and advocate for its members and aid in Newark's revitalization.

This episode was hosted by TVDM major Silas Kezengwa and directed by TVDM major, Michael Panepinto.

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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