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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Why Division III? - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM June 1st – 5th, 2015

Despite the limelight and national attention being on Division I schools, many student athletes find the less strict athletic system at Division III schools to be more appealing than their televised and over-analyzed counterparts.  In this week’s episode of Carpe Diem, we take a look at the decisions some student athletes make when they transfer from a Division I to a Division III school.

Montclair State University is one of over four hundred Division III schools and has developed quite a reputation in Division III athletics. Our guests, Holly Gera, the athletic director here at Montclair State University and Mike Scala, Montclair State’s sports information director, talk about the differences and similarities between the athletic programs, as well as why some student athletes are drawn to one or the other are.

This episode was produced and hosted by TVDM major, Rob Rowan and directed by TVDM major, Elaina Crow.


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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