Popular public affairs programs return to New Jersey public television;
Topical political issues discussed from perspectives of press and policymakers
UPDATED March 14, 2012 – Bordentown, NJ – NJTV announced the return of veteran journalist Michael Aron’s popular public affairs discussion shows – Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron and On the Record with Michael Aron – beginning Saturday, February 25th.
Aron is known as New Jersey’s “Dean of the Statehouse Press Corps” for his decades of political reporting in Trenton and most recently as the Chief Political Correspondent on NJTV’s week-nightly news broadcast, NJ Today. He re-takes the helm on new seasons of his namesake programs, which have been perennial favorites on public television. Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron will be broadcast weekly on Saturdays at 5:30pm with an encore on Sundays at 9am; On The Record with Michael Aron will be broadcast on Saturdays at 2pm, with an encore Sundays at 10am on NJTV (check local listings).
“It’s gratifying to be back on public television in New Jersey, contributing to NJ Today and now with this new season of shows,” said Aron. “Trenton provides a wealth of topical discussion for both politicians and press. We strive to give each a forum to present their perspective on the latest issues, and then ultimately let the audience pick their side.”
Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron is just that – a roundtable discussion about the week’s top political and governmental stories in the state, featuring the political and Statehouse reporters.
On The Record with Michael Aron spotlights New Jersey’s political newsmakers – from legislative leaders and special interest advocates to state Supreme Court watchers and the governor – discussing issues, legislation, voting records, and aspirations relating to the week’s key issues.
“Since the launch of NJTV last July, we’ve been asked about when Michael Aron’s shows would be back,” said John Servidio, General Manager of NJTV. “We are grateful to PSE&G for the support that makes their return possible. With continued support from the corporate community, we’ll be able to have new episodes on the air long-term and keep their unique political discussions going in the Garden State.”
Both programs have historically attracted a diverse audience, including politicians; local officials; teachers; state, county and local workers; business community leaders; lobbyists; lawyers and law enforcers; trade and advocacy group leaders, along with everyday people engaged with New Jersey politics and public affairs.
Post-broadcast, both shows will be available on njtvonline.org:
Viewers can also keep the program discussions going on the NJTV Facebook page www.facebook.com/njtvonline/and follow both the network and Michael Aron on Twitter (@njtvonline.org and @MichaelAronNJTV).
Major funding for Reporters Roundtable has been provided by PSE&G with promotional support from New Jersey Business Magazine. Major funding for On The Record provided by PSE&G and the Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey with promotional support from State Street Wire, a news service from Politickernj.com.
On the Record and Reporters Roundtable will be filmed at Riverview Studios in Bordentown, NJ.