December 18, 2014 — NJTV announced today that two of its weekly public affairs series, On the Record with Michael Aron and Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron, will go on temporary hiatus while the shows undergo a creative reworking. The programs that air on December 20 and 21 will be the last new episodes until March, at which time the newly-renovated series will be unveiled. Anticipated creative changes include new studio backdrop, fresh graphic treatments and show format adjustments. The changes coincide with the network’s move to a new studio in Newark, where the future Aron programs will also find their home.
“These programs have been a part of New Jersey public television for decades,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio. “We’re working with Michael Aron on ways to make them an even stronger presence for years to come. One thing that won’t change: the relevant discussion and dissection of headlining issues.”
Aron will continue duties as NJTV News’ Chief Political Correspondent and working on other special projects while his series redevelop.
“Knowing there’s an ongoing place for relevant public affairs programming on public television is heartening,” said Aron. “The next incarnation of the series may look a bit different, but the critical conversation of issues in and around Trenton will remain at the core.”
Michael Aron, NJTV's Chief Political Correspondent and host of On The Record and Reporters Roundtable. Photo by Joseph Sinnott/NJTV.