UT is Focus of Tampa Mayor’s TV Show

Published: Nov 1, 2012
From left, media personality Jack Harris, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and President Ronald L. Vaughn recently filmed an episode of the “The Mayor’s Hour” at UT.
From left, media personality Jack Harris, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and President Ronald L. Vaughn recently filmed an episode of the “The Mayor’s Hour” at UT.

The University of Tampa will be the focus of one of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s series “The Mayor’s Hour” on City of Tampa Television.

The show features UT’s growth over more than 80 years in both enrollment and construction of new facilities. Buckhorn interviews UT President Ronald L. Vaughn on various topics, including how the University’s location in downtown Tampa supports its educational mission and how UT’s growth and development are major economic engines for Tampa.

Also featured is Stephanie Russell Krebs, dean of students, and Haig Mardirosian, dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Krebs gives an overview of the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, where Mardirosian gives a demonstration on the 3,184-pipe Dobson organ.

Larry Marfise, director of athletics, is interviewed from the newly constructed Sword & Shield room in the Martinez Athletics Center, where he talks about UT’s athletics teams and new athletics facilities. And, Cynthia Gandee, executive director of the Henry B. Plant Museum, talks about the museum and the history of the Tampa Bay Hotel, while also introducing a special interviewee.

The show premiers Friday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. and will replay on Sundays at 1 p.m., Mondays at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at noon, Wednesdays at 9 p.m., Fridays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at noon. City of Tampa Television is Channel 15 on the Verizon FiOS system and Channel 615 on Bright House Networks. 

The show can also be seen on MOR-TV on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 a.m. On cable, MOR can be seen on channel 12 on Bright House Networks (Channel 10 in North Pinellas County), Verizon FiOS and Comcast Venice; and on Channel 4 on Comcast Sarasota.