UW News

September 30, 2010

UWTV kicks off fall TV season with brand new, original shows

Have you ever seen lightning strike the hood of a Lamborghini? Or wondered what makes Lolcats.com so hilarious? And what about the boss — how did he or she get so good at leading the company? You’ll find all this and much more on UWTV this fall, with a new lineup of programs. See what goes on inside the UW with UW 360, take a front row seat for digital media and technology discussions with Media Space; and get a leg up on business success with Fostering Leadership.

UWTV examines the uniqueness of UW life with an all-new, magazine-style show, “UW 360.” The monthly program premieres Oct. 6 at 10 p.m., and will profile the fascinating people, programs and community connections cultivated by the University.

“This program opens a new window on the university, and invites you to look inside at the stories of people that are changing lives for the better here in the Northwest,” said Randy Hodgins, vice president of external affairs. “We’ll be able to show intriguing projects like the Lamborghini Lab and the Center for Pediatric Dentistry.”

UW 360 will air on Wednesdays each week, with new shows debuting the first week of each month. You can find more information at http://uwtv.org/uw360.

Media Space is created and hosted by the Masters of Communication in Digital Media Director, Hanson Hosein, Media Space will bring hot-button issues of the digital age into focus.

“Everyone’s trying to figure out where we’re headed with all this digital technology – it’s all coming at us so fast. Media Space aims to make sense of it all, by meeting up with some of the people who are pioneering this incredible innovation,” Hosein says.Media Space airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. See the first episode featuring Ben Huh of Cheezburger Network at http://uwtv.org/mediaspace.

Showcasing innovation and success with thoughtful commentary and interactive challenges is Fostering Leadership, from UW’s Foster School of Business.

“This show will dispense with assumptions and examine leadership not through the lens of one particular leader but by dissecting business cases where alumni, students, and business leaders weigh in on topics,” says Pam McCoy, executive director of marketing and communications at Foster. Fostering Leadership will air on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m., starting Oct. 27.

In addition to the University focused programs, UWTV will air the nationally acclaimed series Roadtrip Nation, starting Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Season two of The Daily’s Double Shot , a hip take on UW news from the student staff of The Daily, starts Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. And finally, the popular series Husky Classics is back for the 2010-2011 season with all new classic games from back in the day. Husky Classics airs Monday at 7 p.m.

UWTV’s mission remains to tell the stories of the University of Washington while providing high-quality, educational programming created by award-winning producers. There are a host of programs, including health and wellness from UW Medicine, available anytime on UWTV and UWTV.org. Stay tuned for more new shows, series premieres and live broadcasts throughout the year.