January 30, 2014 – TRENTON, NJ- NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announced that its popular public affairs program, On the Record with Michael Aron, will now occupy an evening timeslot on Saturdays.
The series, previously seen at 2pm that day, will now air Saturdays at 6:30pm beginning this weekend, February 1st. The program’s encore will remain slotted on Sundays at 10am.
Michael Aron, widely known as the “Dean of the Statehouse Press Corps” by media colleagues, has covered New Jersey politics for more than three decades, and is widely considered a Trenton expert. The On the Record format offers viewers an intimate discussion between Aron and key players in local politics, business and other arenas. Past guests have included Governor Chris Christie, Senate president Steve Sweeney, and State Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, among others. The program tapes at NJTV’s Statehouse Studio in Trenton.
“No reporter knows New Jersey politics like Michael Aron. We think the time is right to introduce his insider’s look at Trenton’s newsmakers to an even broader evening audience,” said On the Record producer Bob Males.
Aron can also be seen reporting as Chief Political Correspondent for the network’s weeknight news broadcast, NJTV News with Mike Schneider and covering live special events from election night in New Jersey to the Governor’s recent State of the State Address. And he hosts the weekly public affairs program Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron, where news-breaking journalists join Aron to discuss the week’s headlines.
In his career, Aron has interviewed every New Jersey governor, state Supreme Court chief justice and legislative leader while in office, plus a number of presidential candidates. He has covered national political conventions, trade missions abroad and all the major political issues of the state. Most recently, he has become a go-to interview for cable news networks including MSNBC and Fox News Channel regarding the controversies surrounding the Christie Administration.
“In covering Trenton, I’ve learned New Jersey has all manner of politicians, colorful and drab, idealistic and cynical, smart, tough, tenacious, committed, and a few who have been committed,” said Aron. “These politicians can always be reliably counted on to produce interesting conflict in the pursuit of some public policy goal or higher office.”
On the Record with Michael Aron episodes are available online at http://www.njtvonline.org/programs/on-the-record/ and on the THIRTEEN iPad app.
On the Record with Michael Aron is made possible by PSE&G, NJEA, and Magnacare, with promotional Support from PolitickerNJ.com/State Street Wire.
Michael Aron, NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent and Host of On the Record and Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron. Photo: Joseph Sinnott/NJTV
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