Weekly programs resume production from NJTV’s Trenton Statehouse studio with impending move to Newark; New airtimes announced
February 26, 2015 – TRENTON, NJ — NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announced the return of popular public affairs series On the Record and Reporters Roundtable to its weekly program line-up beginning Saturday, March 14th. The series, both hosted by NJTV’s Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron, had been on hiatus since December to allow for some creative retooling, but demand from the news cycle has moved up their broadcast return.
“With all that’s happening now in Trenton and across the state, including a potential run for President by our Governor, pension fund conflicts and the Transportation Fund issues, we want to get the conversations in the studio going again as soon as possible,” said Aron. “I always say, New Jersey never disappoints when it comes to interesting politics, and our goal is to capture and dissect the headlines in an insightful way with those closest to them.”
Both shows will have new timeslots in the broadcast schedule, creating an hour-long block on both Saturdays and Sundays. Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron will air Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 10am on NJTV. On the Record with Michael Aron will air Saturdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 10:30am. Find out where you can watch NJTV here.
The series will resume taping from NJTV’s Trenton Statehouse studio. The planned creative changes for the shows, including fresh graphic treatments and music, are anticipated to coincide with the network’s move to a new studio in Newark this spring, where the future Aron programs will also find their home.
“We’re working on ways, aesthetically and otherwise, to update these series while maintaining the critical, issues-driven discussion at their core,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio. “The changes will be gradual and ongoing, but what we look forward to most is Michael Aron taking the helm of important public affairs discussion during this dynamic time in our state’s political history.”
Aron, known for decades as the Dean of the Trenton Statehouse Press Corps, also continues his duties as Chief Political Correspondent on the network’s weeknight news program, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams.
Major funding for On the Record with Michael Aron is provided by New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance, New Jersey Education Association, Fuel Merchants Association of NJ, New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters and Rutgers University Camden Campus. Additional promotional support provided by PolitickerNJ.com.
Major funding for Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron is provided by New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance, New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters, and Rutgers University Camden Campus. Additional promotional support provided by New Jersey Business Magazine.