Interviews broadcast tonight on New Jersey public television as NJTV’s storm-recovery coverage continues

November 19, 2012 – Montclair, NJ – NJTV’s weeknight news program, NJ Today, continues its ongoing storm-recovery coverage with two special interviews on tonight’s broadcast.

Correspondent David Cruz was granted exclusive access to Vice President Joe Biden during his tour of the storm devastation in Hoboken last night.  Biden reflects on the damage and the rebuilding of the transit and power infrastructure.

“We’d like to make sure that New Jersey gets all the help they need right now to get back on their feet,” said Biden.

Watch Vice President Biden’s interview now

New Jersey’s First Lady, Mary Pat Christie, joined NJ Today‘s Managing Editor Mike Schneider in the program’s Montclair studio to discuss the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund that she and the Governor have established to help state residents in the storm’s aftermath.

“We saw the devastation and knew that there was a great need and so my husband called me Thursday morning and said we have to do something and I’m going to put you in charge,” Mrs. Christie said.  “We’ve had tremendous outpouring from all over the country. I got on the phones pretty quickly and we also have our website which has taken in close to $1.5M all from individual donors.”

Watch Mary Pat Christie’s interview here

NJ Today airs weeknights at 6pm, 7:30pm and 11pm on NJTV.  Those in the New York area can also watch it on Thirteen at 6pm (check local listings). Full interview segments and additional state news can be found online at njtvonline.org/njtoday

NJTV has offered the state a unique combination of live and in-studio storm coverage, information resources and shared resident experiences before, during and after Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter Athena. An archive of NJ Today segments and many of Governor Christie’s associated press conferences, along with analysis, photos and storm-related information, may be found on the NJ Today website, Facebook and Twitter @NJTVonline.

Major funding for NJ Today provided by New Jersey Manufacturers, New Jersey Association of Realtors, Verizon, New Jersey Education Association, Star-Ledger/NJ.com and PSE&G.


NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider interviews Mary Pat Christie at the NJ Today studio in Montclair, NJ on Nov. 19, 2012.