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CU Graduate Finds Creative Outlet at Bounce TV

November 16, 2012

Still photographer for Bounce TV, CU 2012 graduate Ted Water, looks at artwork in the Biddle Hall Art Gallery

Still photographer for Bounce TV, CU 2012 graduate Ted Water, looks at artwork in the Biddle Hall Art Gallery


Ted Waters was seldom seen without his camera while he was a student at Cheyney University which is why he always seemed to be in the right place to take a great photo. Waters returned to campus Thursday for the opening of the "The Gratitude Art Exhibition" in the  Biddle Hall Gallery.

Since his graduation last spring, he has been in pursuit of a career which would utilize his creative talents and anticipates that a pending offer from Philadelphia’s City Hall will materialize shortly.  In the meantime, he has been handling a variety of photographic assignments for The Arts in Color Show which airs on Philadelphia’s Bounce Network on Monday nights.  Waters made the connection through a friend who introduced him to the show’s producer through Facebook.

“There is no recession when you’re looking for a job.  You just have to keep looking, because it won’t come to you.”  Waters began his CU studies as a Graphic Information Systems major, but found it very tedious.  "Fine Arts was a better fit because the work ended up as a piece of art you would really be satisfied with.  Being at Cheyney, I learned how to be patient.”

Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sports, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series and now original series. Bounce TV airs twenty four hours a day, seven days a week on the digital signals of local television stations. Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young are among the Founding Group and Board of Directors of Bounce TV. Bounce TV is majority African American-owned.