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This page describes the student-run television station of The George Washington University. See also: Great West Television
|Branding||GW-TV, GW Television|
|Slogan||Turn Us On!|
|Channels||Digital: 61 (CCTV Cable)|
|Affiliations||George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA)|
|Owner||George Washington University|
|Call letters' meaning||George Washington TeleVision|
The station transmits on a closed-circuit channel throughout GWU facilities and residence halls. Previously broadcast on channel 6, GW-TV can now be found on RCN cable channel 61. The station also posts its content online.
Many of the station's programs are recorded in the GW Media and Public Affairs building's television studio.
GW-TV provides students with the opportunity to shoot, write, and edit their own packages. Students also have the chance to produce their own shows, work behind the scenes in the control room, and appear on camera.
GW-TV produces a variety of original programming, with topics ranging from campus events to national news and entertainment to politics. The channel is also home to The Source, a news show produced by GW students in SMPA classes.
Original GW-TV programs aired during the 2016-2017 academic year include:
- Colonial Crossfire - GW-TV's version of Sunday talk, Colonial Crossfire covers the national and international political beat. The episodes center around a debate between two students (one from the right and one from the left) moderated by the show's host. The show often features interviews with a journalist, government official, or professor who speaks in depth on more complex or under-discussed news topics.
- GWeek - A newsmagazine style show, GWeek covers the campus and Washington, D.C. news.
- Unstoppable - GW-TV's sports program. Each episode includes five main components: an overview of the news and updates from each ongoing varsity sport, analysis of select sports from the show's anchors, more in-depth packages on select sports (usually highlighting key athletes or events), a lengthier interview with a GW coach or athlete (usually conducted in-studio), and a preview of upcoming varsity sporting events.
- District Debrief- A satirical news and politics show inspired by The Daily Show and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Previous programming includes: Gender Neutral, F.E.M. (Fashion. Entertainment. Music.), DC2LA, Select Seven, Backstage GW, Interns, Upfront, The Making of Rocky Horror, InFocus, MelindAerobics, Wanna Come Over?, and GW-TV's flagship show, GWeekly.
In 2013, GW-TV's original sitcom, Gender Neutral, received an Emmy Award for Writing in a Student Production. The Emmy was awarded by the National Capital and Chesapeake Bay chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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