January 5, 2018 – Newark, NJ – NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, will broadcast and stream On the Record: Remembering the Wit and Wisdom of Governor Brendan Byrne, an hour-long retrospective on the 47th Governor of New Jersey this evening at 9pm (check local listings). Byrne, a Democrat who served for two terms from 1974 to 1982, passed away yesterday at the age of 93.
The special edition of On the Record with Michael Aron, will feature insight and reflection on Byrne led by Aron, NJTV News’ Chief Political Correspondent, with colleagues who knew him well: former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean; Byrne’s former Chief Counsel and Attorney General John Degnan; former Chief Justice James Zazalli and former NJN news anchor and host of Governors’ Perspectives segments, Kent Manahan. They will reflect on Governor Byrne’s political career and his legacy, but also his well-known whimsical personality. The special will include archived interviews with Byrne and clips of his special appearances.
The special will also be available to watch online here: http://bit.ly/RememberingByrne
On the Record: Remembering the Wit and Wisdom of Governor Brendan Byrne will be repeated Monday, January 8 at 8pm (check local listings).
NJTV News will also provide coverage of Governor Byrne’s funeral from the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ on Monday. Details to follow.
Major funding for NJTV News provided by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group, PSE&G, and RWJ Barnabas Health.
Support for On the Record with Michael Aron is provided by Fuel Merchants Association of NJ, NJM Insurance Group, and New Jersey Education Association. Promotional support provided by Observer New Jersey Politics.