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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An exclusive look at a local charity that is redefining the word “hero” - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM April May 2nd – 6th, 2016

In recent years, cosplay has grown immensely. Cosplay, or Costume Play, is the art of creating costumes and piecing together accessories to represent a character. Characters from all forms of entertainment are re-created, especially at major comic conventions like New York’s Comic-Con, but none are re-created as much as superheros. One individual with a big heart has turned cosplay into a way to impact young lives.

 On this episode of Carpe Diem, host Victoria Rosas, a TVDM major in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University sits down with cosplayer Adaina Velez.  Adaina has become a major staple in the world of cosplaying for her innovative and creative designs. She also has won multiple awards for various cosplay contests and has been featured in several global magazines, television shows, podcasts, and panels. More recently, Adaina has become well known for her charity “Heroes”, where she picks a child in need once a year and takes them on adventures built for a hero.

This episode was produced by DVR Productions, a student-based production company from Television and Digital Media’s TPC course.  It was hosted by TVDM major Victoria Rosas, and directed by TVDM major, Dante Giannetta. 

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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