NJTV To Broadcast 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary Debate, Cosponsored By The Record and Herald News, on May 14 at Montclair State University

North Jersey – The Record and Herald News, publications of North Jersey Media Group, are cosponsoring what promises to be a lively debate between U.S. Rep. Steven R. Rothman and U.S. Rep. William J. Pascrell Jr. on May 14 at 8 p.m. at Montclair State University in Montclair.    

The heated 9th District Democratic primary battle is a result of redistricting in New Jersey where one of 13 seats in the House of Representatives is being eliminated. Primary elections will be held on June 5 in New Jersey.    

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, will televise the hour-long debate live beginning at 8 p.m. on Cablevision Channel 8/Comcast Channel 23. Check other local listings on NJTV’s website: https://www.njtvonline.org/about/where-to-watch/.   

Mike Schneider, Managing Editor and Anchor of NJTV’s news program NJ Today, will moderate the debate. Panelists will include Brigid Callahan Harrison, Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University and frequent political commentator; Alfred P. Doblin, Editorial Page Editor of The Record and Herald News, Charles Stile, columnist for The Record and Michael Aron, Chief Political Correspondent for NJTV.   

Montclair State University is the event’s venue sponsor. The debate will be held on the campus of Montclair State University at the John J. Cali School of Music, Leshowitz Recital Hall, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. Public seating for this event has been filled.

Watch Battle For The 9th: Pascrell/Rothman Primary Debate

Monday, May 14th at 8pm on NJTV

Encores at 11pm Monday night; 6am on Tuesday, May 15


Media Contacts: 

The Record/Herald News: Patrick Tuohey, 973-569-7558 Tuohey@northjersey.com

NJTV: Debra Falk, 973-233-8862 (o) 732-768-6077 (c) FalkD@njtvonline.org

Montclair State University: Diane Reed, 973-655-4334 (o) 201-397-3134 (c) reeddi@mail.montclair.edu  




 About The Record and North Jersey Media Group

The Record is the premier, award-winning daily newspaper for northern New Jersey and the center of the extensive local news-gathering operations of North Jersey Media Group. The company also publishes the Herald News, more than 40 community newspapers and a family of glossy magazines, including the popular (201) Magazine, Bergen County’s only monthly magazine, and (201) Family. All of the publications contribute breaking news, features, columns and local information to www.NorthJersey.com, the comprehensive website essential to area residents. In 2011 the company launched Bergen.com, showcasing the people, places and events that make Bergen County, New Jersey, unique.    

About NJTV

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 Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron, One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Perspectives, Caucus New Jersey, 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.        

About Montclair State University
Montclair State University offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs to a highly diverse population of 18,500 students in an expansive university setting that focuses on student learning and success. For more information, visit montclair.edu.