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What’s New on NJTV: Kent Manahan returns, State of the Arts, Classroom Close-Up, New Jersey Capitol Report, a Seaside Heights Driving Jersey and more

NEW JERSEY PUBLIC TELEVISION WELCOMES BACK KENT MANAHAN FOR SPECIAL SEGMENTS OF ON THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL ARON

Read more about Governors’ Perspectives with Kent Manahan segments here

NJ TODAY

Weeknights at 6pm, 7:30pm and 11pm

Tune in to NJ Today with Mike Schneider tonight, featuring news from around the state and these interviews:

In case you missed these recent segments, watch them online now:

Watch tonight’s broadcast and other news segments here


CAMPAIGN REPORTING IN THE 21st CENTURY

WHAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM THE 2012 ELECTION

Thursday, 11/29 at 8pm; Sunday, 12/2 at 10:30pm

This one-hour panel discussion, taped at Montclair State University, dissects the role of the media in the recent presidential election.
Panelists:

Jonathan Alter, Bloomberg political columnist; Robert George, New York Post editorial writer; Professor Brigid Harrison, Political Science & Law, Montclair State University; and Timothy O’Brien, Huffington Post executive editor.

Moderated by  Merrill Brown, director of the University’s School of Communication and Media.

NEW JERSEY CAPITOL REPORT WITH STEVE ADUBATO AND RAFAEL PI ROMAN

Saturday, 12/1 at 6am, 12pm & 6:30pm; Sunday, 12/2 at 8am & 11am

A Caucus Educational Corporation Program

  • Sen. Tom Kean, Jr., 21st Legislative District (R) – NJ, discusses the importance of government communication to the community during a time of crisis, and the role of government in serving those in need.
  • Kennedy O’Brien and Ed Johson, Mayors of Sayreville and Asbury Park, NJ, talk about the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left in their municipalities, and the challenges of restoring their communities to normal.
  • Philip Kirschner, President of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, talks about the economic impact of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey businesses.

For More Information on Caucus Educational Corporation programs, visit CaucusNJ.org

CLASSROOM CLOSE-UP NJ

Saturday, 12/1 at 5:30am; Sunday 12/2 at 6:30am,12:30pm & 7:30pm

This weekly magazine program focusing on innovative projects happening in New Jersey public schools.This week:

  • High school students develop a device that provides clean drinking water for undeveloped countries like Uganda as an entry into a national competition submitted by the Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees.
  • Fifth graders at Millstone River School in West Windsor-Plainsboro turn their love for bugs into an authentic field study. The students enjoy bug hunting, insect identification and pinning their collections.
  • Sixth grade social studies teacher Matthew Marciano encourages his students at Long Valley Middle School to change the world. Each year students are challenged to think of a way to change the world and they must make good on the promise by the end of the year.
  • National History Day: Hundreds of New Jersey students participate in the state competition for National History Day hosted at William Paterson University.

Learn more about Classroom Close-Up here

STATE OF THE ARTS

Sunday, 12/2 at 8pm

This week, these segments and more:

  • A visit to the 2012 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark, NJ, to see the special collaboration between the NJ Symphony Orchestra and Patricia Smith, whose poems about Hurricane Katrina were adapted and set to Wynton Marsalis’ At The Octoroon Balls, a history of New Orleans told through music.
  • A look at how Atlantic City is out to polish its image with art.
  • Legendary New Jersey banjo picker Tony Trischka and the first winner of the Steve Martin Award for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Noam Pikelny.  

Watch previous State of the Arts programs here

ON THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL ARON

Saturday, 12/1 at 2pm; Sunday 12/2 at 10am

On The Record spotlights New Jersey’s political news-makers- how they voted, what they’re trying to accomplish, what their values are, and where they come from figuratively and literally. This week’s guest:

  • Reverend Reginald Jackson/Former Dir. NJ Black Ministers Council
  • The premiere segment of Governor’s Perspectives with Kent Manahan, featuring former Governors Brendan Byrne and Tom Kean.

Watch last week’s episode here

REPORTERS ROUNDTABLE WITH MICHAEL ARON

Saturday, 12/1 at 5:30pm; Sunday, 12/2 at 9am

This week, interviews with these news-breakers:

  • Nick Acocella/Politifax
  • Angela Delli Santi/Associated Press
  • MaryAnn Spoto/Newark Star-Ledger
  • Andrew Kitchenman/NJ Spotlight

Watch last week’s episode here

DUE PROCESS

Sunday, 12/2 at 9:30am & 7pm; Tuesday, 12/4 at 11:30pm

The election over.  But doubts rankle still about the way we vote.  Could it be more efficient, more democratic?  Could more of us participate?  Could we ever get rid of the Electoral College … and should we want to? Should we be considering weekend voting, universal early voting, e-voting, even compulsory voting? (which they have in more than 30 countries, including Belgium, Brazil and Australia!)

Those questions and more on the Due Process post-election show, featuring Sandra King in conversation with Marc Holzer, Dean of The Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, and Thomas Gentile, a onetime campaign adviser to Rudy Giuliani and a spokesman for the Federalist Society. Plus some biting election satire from from the documentary “Electoral Dysfunction” and political humorist Mo Rocca.

Watch previous Due Process episodes here

NJ DOCS: The Road Is Coming

Monday, 12/3 at 10:30pm

Originally broadcast in May, this student film from Richard Stockton College looks at the globalization and urbanization of Belize, a country growing in popularity as a tourist destination. It shows how the country’s culture is constantly changing as a result of continual western society influence.

Watch other NJ Docs episodes here


DRIVING JERSEY: SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Thursday, 12/6 at 8:30pm

Seaside Heights was the first-ever subject and film for Driving Jersey. Now, as the coastal resort town mourns and plans a resurrection, the show reminds viewers of the splendor and excess of the past — a beacon lighting the way

to the future.
Watch other Driving Jersey episodes here, including a look at the American Dream, Jersey-style, and the famed Stone Pony