Studio_ext2May 18, 2015 – Newark, NJ – NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, will air the first live broadcast of its weeknight news program, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams  from its new, state-of-the-art Agnes Varis NJTV Studio at 2 Gateway in Newark tonight. NJTV’s new location also houses staff office space as well as a community room for hosting public events and program productions.

Tonight’s broadcast, guest-anchored by correspondent Michael Hill, will feature these stories and more (subject to change):

  • President Obama visits Camden
  • Camden County police expand K-9 units
  • PARCC testing bills before Senate Education Committee
  • Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s “The Composer is Dead”

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new studio is scheduled on May 27th.  The network also utilizes a Trenton Statehouse studio and content bureaus at colleges and universities across New Jersey.

NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams airs weeknights at 6pm on NJTV and THIRTEEN; with encores at 7:30pm and 11pm on NJTV.

For real-time NJTV News updates, visit njtvnews.org and follow the conversation on Facebook facebook.com/njtvonline and Twitter @njtvonline #njtvnews.


About NJTV

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 NatureAmerican MastersCharlie 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 AronDriving JerseyNJDocs, 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.

About Agnes Varis

A self-made woman and daughter of Greek immigrants, the late Agnes Varis was a legendary business leader who started her first NJ-based company, Agvar Chemicals, in 1975. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Dr. Varis co-founded Marsam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Aegis Pharmaceuticals, both generic pharmaceutical companies. An ardent supporter of women’s issues, animal welfare, and accessibility to the arts and healthcare, Varis was honored with an honorary doctorate for social service from Tufts University in 2003, and in 2010 was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities.