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Dr. Ruth Comes To MTVU

  • Variety, Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12 PM
A show with Dr. Ruth Westheimer giving sex tips to college kids is one highlight of the fall schedule of MTVU, a 24/7 ad-supported cable network available to students on more than 750 campuses. TWestheimer joins sex columnists from college newspapers to answer questions submitted via

Also, renewed for another season on the net is "Stand In," a show where MTV pretends to be taping a class with a nondescript professor who turns the class over to a celebrity like Elie Weisel, Madonna, Sen. John McCain or Bill Gates. "The students are clueless, until the famous person actually enters the room," says Steve Friedman, general manager of MTVU. Among those lined up for this season are Ludacris, Annie Lennox and the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Bits of poetry will also be on tap, featuring the writings of John Ashberry, and MTVU will have lots of music, including viewer-submitted videos. "Our fall lineup is the most diverse schedule we're ever put together," Friedman says.



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