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NJTV TO BROADCAST ASSEMBLY BUDGET HEARING THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Updated May 21, 2012 – TRENTON, N.J. – NJTV, New Jersey’s new public television network, will offer a live broadcast of this Wednesday’s New Jersey State Budget Hearing in the Assembly involving the Treasurer and Office of Legislative Services.

The NJTV Special Report live coverage of Wednesday’s budget hearing is expected to begin at 10am ET and continue into the afternoon; however the broadcast schedule is subject to change based upon the actual proceedings.  During breaks in the hearings, NJTV will air its regularly-scheduled programming.

“New Jersey public television has a long history of highlighting important legislative activities,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio.  “Following the precedent set by prior years’ coverage, our editorial team has narrowed down the legislature’s extensive schedule to those budget hearings we feel will be most appealing to a broad audience, while also being conscious of representing proceedings in both the Senate and Assembly.”

To date, live, televised hearing sessions have aired on NJTV March 27th and 29th; April 16th and 23rd; and May 3rd and 23rd.  Budget areas covered in NJTV’s broadcasts have included education, law and public safety and human services.

In addition to the live broadcast, NJTV’s week-nightly news program, NJ Today will report on the proceedings with Managing Editor Mike Schneider in-studio and Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron reporting from Trenton.

NJ Today airs weeknights at 6, 7:30 and 11pm ET on NJTV (check local listings).

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

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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.