NJTV In Your Neighborhood Initiative takes public television deeper into the communities it serves than ever before;

Special night of broadcasting begins with Live NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams on location at Arm & Hammer Park at 5:30pm

June 5, 2017 – TRENTON, NJ – NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announced Trenton will be the second stop in its NJTV In Your Neighborhood initiative.  Viewers can tune in for a full evening of live and special local programming dedicated to that city on June 29, including a live broadcast from Arm & Hammer Park.  Watch a promo here.

NJTV In Your Neighborhood is an impactful combination of news, special programming and community engagement events, utilizing on-air and digital platforms and special events to showcase some of the Garden State’s most dynamic places.  The first stop was Camden on Thursday, March 23rd.  Watch that special here. Next stop: Trenton.

“Trenton is a great choice for our next In Your Neighborhood visit, as it’s not just the state capitol, but was once the national capitol, and today is a vibrant community,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio. “We look forward to building audience engagement, deepening viewer involvement, establishing new collaborations and creating informed programming that will further position NJTV as a trusted resource for the state.”

NJTV In Your Neighborhood: Trenton kicks off with a special live early edition of the network’s newscast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, at 5:30pm followed by a live hour-long program at 6pm, NJTV In Your Neighborhood Special, both broadcast from Trenton’s Arm & Hammer Park. The evening’s Trenton-centric line-up will include special editions of On the Record with Michael Aron and One-on-One with Steve Adubato, State of the Arts, Driving Jersey and more. The full evening broadcast line-up will be as follows:

5:30pm                 NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams live from Arm & Hammer Park

6:00pm                NJTV In Your Neighborhood Special live from Arm & Hammer Park

7:00pm                One-On-One with Steve Adubato: Trenton Special

7:30pm                 On The Record with Michael Aron: Trenton Special

8:00pm                 State of the Arts: “The Trenton Show” 

8:30pm                 State of the Arts: “Mel Leipzig: Everything is Paintable”

9:00pm                 Driving Jersey: Angie Pontani

9:30pm                Drive By History

The NJTV In Your Neighborhood Special will encore at 10pm that evening.

The Special will also be live streamed and available live on Facebook.

In Your Neighborhood is a state-wide broadcast and community engagement initiative that spotlights issues impacting communities throughout New Jersey. Its goal is to provide the entire state with an in-depth look at each city through the many perspectives of those who live, work and visit there. NJTV will explore topics of education, infrastructure, politics, commerce, health, arts, culture and more in each location. Each “neighborhood” visit slated for this year combine live program broadcast and stream the entire prime-time programming line-up will be dedicated to that city.

To keep the conversation going, a follow-up community event is being planned for later in the summer, where the network’s engagement team will commune groups of residents, thought leaders and stakeholders to discuss issues affecting Trenton.

“Ultimately, we hope the information we collect and the insight we provide our audience into each ‘neighborhood’ makes us all better-informed citizens and better neighbors,” said Servidio. “And like a good neighbor, we are committed to the cities we visit and will assure NJTV’s presence there extends far beyond the live broadcast date.”

Support for NJTV‘s In Your Neighborhood: Trenton initiative is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NJM Insurance Group, Greater Trenton, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Janssen Pharmaceutical.

The views expressed in the programming do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.

Follow the NJTV In Your Neighborhood story online at njtvonline.org/inyourneighborhood/ and on social media #NJTVIYN 

Future NJTV In Your Neighborhood stops slated for 2017 include Asbury Park and New Brunswick.