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Moorestown, N.J. (November 5, 2014) – South Jersey is getting its own television show. On Wednesday, November 12 at 8:30 p.m., NJTV will debut “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi,” a program d to telling the story of South Jersey’s people and places hosted by Marianne Aleardi, publisher and editor-in-chief of SJ Magazine.
The show is designed to introduce the unique stories of Southern New Jersey to a statewide audience. The first episode will feature a tour of the Trenton-based outdoor art park Grounds for Sculpture; the sights, sounds and flavors of the Valenzano WineFest in Shamong; and a visit to West Berlin’s Diggerland, the country’s first construction playground for kids. NJTV will rebroadcast the first episode on November 14 at 10:30 p.m. and November 16 at 11 a.m.
“This show will shine a spotlight on all the interesting things happening in South Jersey. There is nothing like it on TV – I knew it would be a good program and the South Jersey community would love it and support it,” said Aleardi, who began the process of developing the show two years ago in partnership with NJTV. An active member of the South Jersey community, Aleardi purchased SJ Magazine in 2005 and transformed it into the area’s most-read publication.
“We’re thrilled to include ‘This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi’ in NJTV’s line-up,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio. “NJTV is dedicated to presenting programming that reflects all the rich culture and geographic diversity of New Jersey, and this series highlights so many wonderful things that South Jersey has to offer.”
In the second episode of “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi,” viewers will see how little league is changing one neighborhood within the City of Camden, and they will meet an artist working to beautify the city. Rounding-out the episode are Mayor Dana Redd discussing Camden’s progress and the police department demonstrating the hi-tech equipment they use to fight crime.
The third episode will feature Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, junior drag racing at Atco Raceway and the Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud, a company that has supplied mud from the banks of the Delaware to every MLB team for more than 40 years.
Collingswood native Meg Maley, who currently resides in New York City, co-hosts various segments, including the Diggerland portion of the first episode and the junior drag-racing spot in the third episode.
About “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi”
“This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi” airs on NJTV, the state’s public television network, and is hosted by Marianne Aleardi, publisher and editor-in-chief of SJ Magazine, a lifestyle publication focusing on the people and places of Southern New Jersey. Each month, the program follows Aleardi as she explores the places that make South Jersey such a great place to live and visit. NJTV will air each episode several times per month.
NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to New Jersey and its tristate neighbors. NJTV presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, American Masters, Charlie Rose, and BBC World News America and a range of documentaries and children’s programs. NJTV offers an array of local news and cultural offerings on air and online including American Songbook at NJPAC, On the Record with Michael Aron, Driving Jersey, NJDocs, Due Process, One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Classroom Close-Up NJ and State of the Arts. The network’s flagship news broadcast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, features stories from across the Garden State. NJTV complements its growing news staff by partnering with state-wide media and higher education institutions. NJTV is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the NJTV website where users can stream PBS content for free and local educators can find free, classroom-ready, digital resources.
Marianne Aleardi, publisher and editor-in-chief of SJ Magazine, hosts This is South Jersey
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