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NJTV TO BROADCAST STATE SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

UPDATED March 21, 2012 – TRENTON, N.J. – NJTV, New Jersey’s new public television network, announced that it will broadcast the confirmation hearings for Governor Chris Christie’s two Supreme Court nominees Thursday, March 22 in Trenton.  The two nominees represent potential “firsts” for New Jersey’s current Supreme Court.  If confirmed, Bruce A. Harris would become New Jersey’s first openly gay justice, and Phillip H. Kwon would become its first Asian representative and the first justice born outside the United States.

NJTV will provide complete coverage of the hearings, with Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron reporting throughout the day from the Statehouse.  Coverage will begin at the anticipated start of the confirmation hearings, 11am ET, and run the course of the day’s proceedings (exact timing of broadcast subject to change).  If the hearings go beyond Thursday, NJTV will extend its coverage accordingly.

The network’s week-nightly news program, NJ Today, anchored by Managing Editor Mike Schneider, will also provide analysis of the day’s events in its evening broadcast.

NJ Today airs weeknights at 6pm ET, with encores at 7:30pm and 11pm on NJTV (check local listings).  Full episodes are also available online at njtvonline.org/njtoday/

For more local news and programming updates, NJTV can be followed on Facebook facebook.com/njtvonline/ and Twitter @njtvonline.

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ABOUT NJTV
NJTV brings quality public television programs and resources to communities throughout New Jersey and its Tri-state neighbors. NJTV’s broadcast schedule combines acclaimed national PBS series like American Masters, Nature, Charlie Rose, and BBC World News America with an array of state-focused news, arts and public affairs shows, including One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Perspectives, Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron, Due Process and State of the Arts. The station’s week-nightly news broadcast, NJ Today, features stories from across the Garden State. NJTV complements its growing news staff by partnering with state-wide media and higher education institutions. The network actively solicits viewer news tips, story ideas and feedback, along with locally-produced film shorts and long-form documentaries, making New Jerseyans part of the network’s editorial team. The network’s website, www.njtvonline.org posts the latest local news, information and program schedules, and its Education section offers local educators free, classroom-ready, digital resources through VITAL NJ.

NJTV is comprised of WNJN, WNJS, WNJB, and WNJT, which collectively broadcast throughout NJ. Formerly New Jersey Network (NJN), NJTV is operated under an agreement with the state of New Jersey by Public Media NJ, Inc. (PMNJ), a non-profit affiliate of WNET, parent company of award-winning New York public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. Station sponsorships and partnerships are available.