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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Concussions and Youth Football - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM
February 8th  – 12th, 2016

With the NFL becoming more and more in the spotlight for concussions in the game and it’s alumni players suffering from CTE, it makes us ask ourselves, should my child be playing football?

On this episode of Carpe Diem, host Rob Rowan, a TVDM alum from the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University, takes a deeper look at America’s most popular sport - football - and the side effects from playing such a physically demanding sport.

Charles Thompson, defensive coordinator for Teaneck High School and former NCAA Division I Defensive lineman, and Stephen Thompson, a pediatric neurologist at the University of Maryland, discuss the effects concussions can have on the pediatric brain.

This episode was hosted by TVDM alum Rob Rowan and produced/directed by TVDM major, Craig Gorbunoff.

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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