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January 27, 2017

New TV show to tell stories of Philly's 'underserved neighborhoods'

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Temple University journalism students prepare for a broadcast of the department's new television program, 'Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TV,' which premieres Jan. 27.

Journalism students at Temple University are launching a new television news program that aims to tell the stories of Philadelphia's "many underserved neighborhoods."

The show is called “Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TV" and will serve as an extension of Temple journalism's capstone course, which runs an online news site that sends students to cover stories across the city.

Content from the website will be used for broadcasts, while students producing the show will add their own reporting.

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“We believe the unique reporting and look of the show will set trends for local news here and in other large cities,” professor Francesca Viola said in an announcement.

The Philadelphia Neighborhoods class attempts to bring coverage to all of the city's communities — from Grays Ferry to Mayfair, and from Roxborough to Passyunk.

The show premieres Friday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. It will air on Channel 50 for Comcast users, Channel 45 for Verizon users and can be watched online at