From newscasts to talk shows to university events to movies, Lamar University's television programming runs the gamut. Students produce a weekly 30-minute show titled LUTV News where they produce news content that airs on local cable outlet Time Warner Channel 7. Students also have the chance to receive hands-on experience as crew members on various faculty/university productions or develop their own television programs.
LUTV supports SETCAST, a program that covers over 200 governmental meetings for the Southeast Texas Regional Council of Governments. Students receive scholarships though the SETCAST program. Students record these public meetings that air on local cable systems in Port Arthur and Beaumont. Lamar Television students can also receive funding from L-SPAN, a program where students record university events.
Lamar University television emphasizes students having access to industry-standard equipment such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Canon and Panasonic digital cameras and much more. Students also have the opportunity to work with LUTV Productions. Under the name LUTV Productions, the students, alumni, staff and faculty of the Department of Communication have produced a number of award winning television commercials, programming, and documentaries.
LUTV on Fox Interview with Dr. Kenneth Evans, April 2014
The above episode of LUTV on Fox features Dr. Kenneth R. Evans, president of Lamar University. During the program Evans shares his feelings about his path to his presidency and thoughts on the future of Lamar University.
Dr. Larry Elliott, retired Department of Communication faculty member conducted the interview with President Evans. The production crew for LUTV on Fox featured students Mitchell Junious, Derrick Owens, German Cortez and recent MBA graduate Kyle Brodeur.
The show was edited by Brianna Meadows, Lamar video production coordinator. O’Brien Stanley, chair of the Department of Communication was the program’s executive producer. Gordon S. Williams, LUTV studio operations manager is the writer, producer and director of LUTV on Fox.