NJDOCS: MINOR DETAILS
Monday, 7/2 at 10pm
Tonight’s short feature is by Jenna Bush, a graduate from the College of New Jersey’s Communication Studies Program. Bush captures the two very different educational experiences of James Henderson a student at TCNJ, who interrupted his college career to enlist in the Military, and made the choice to finish his degree after a tour in Afghanistan. Included in tonight’s documentary is footage taken by Mr. Henderson while on his 15-month tour of duty overseas. After the screening, Bush joins us in our studio for a conversation about her journey as a filmmaker.
DRIVING JERSEY: SURFLIGHT
Wednesday, 7/4 at 10:30pm; Sunday, 7/8 at 5:30pm
Take a road trip to Long Beach Island to visit the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven. Since 1950, the theater, started by Joseph P. Hayes, has entertained and inspired summer audiences. The space, originally a converted mechanic’s garage, was infused with Hayes’ show-must-go-on spirit. When its first season was drawing to a close, Hayes is remembered for telling audiences that after some consideration about whether to return or not in 1951, he decided the curtain would rise again because he loved the feeling of “sand in his shoes.”
BEST PLACES TO LIVE
Wednesday, 7/11 at 10:30pm; Sunday, 7/15 at 5:30pm
The pilot episode of Best Places To Live visits the New Jersey Gold Coast towns of Jersey City & Hoboken. In additionto looking at beautiful homes, sampling the local cuisine and meeting some local folks who call these communities home, we learn about the history and roles that these town played in the lives of immigrants who came here from all over the world.