NJTV Announces New In Your Neighborhood Initiative Stops in 2018

In Your Neighborhood initiative takes public television deeper into the communities it serves than ever before; First stop for 2018: Montclair on May 3rd featuring special night of broadcasting with a live, on-location edition of  NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams at Raymond’s restaurant during the Montclair Film Festival

UPDATED May 25, 2018– NEWARK, NJ – NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announced four new locations to continue its In Your Neighborhood initiative in 2018.  A powerful combination of news, special programming and community engagement events, NJTV will again use its on-air and digital platforms and personnel to showcase some of the Garden State’s most dynamic places this year, shining a spotlight on the people, cultural fabric and issues that make those areas tick and the history that grounds them.  NJTV’s first stop for 2018: Montclair on Thursday, May 3rd, during one of that town’s biggest events: the Montclair Film Festival.

“NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood initiative spotlights the history and happenings that make each location special, striving to ignite community discussion, and sharing these neighborhoods with the rest of the state,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio.  “We look forward to another year of visiting new towns across New Jersey and using all of NJTV’s platformsfrom broadcast and online to special eventsto explore topics like education, infrastructure, politics, commerce, health, arts, culture and more in each location.”

In Your Neighborhood: Montclair  kicks off with a special live early edition of the network’s newscast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams at 5:30pm featuring headlining news and scheduled interviews with local guests, followed by a live hour-long program at 6pm, NJTV In Your Neighborhood Special, both broadcast from Raymond’s restaurant on Church Street. The evening’s line-up will include Montclair-centric episodes of One-on-One with Steve Adubato, State of the Arts and more:

5:30pm            NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams live from Raymond’s restaurant

6:00pm            NJTV In Your Neighborhood Special live from Raymond’s restaurant

7:00pm            One-on-One with Steve Adubato: Montclair special

7:30pm            NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams (encore)

8:00pm            NJTV In Your Neighborhood Special (encore)

9:00pm            State of the Arts: The Montclair Show

9:30pm            Pasta & Politics with Nick Acocella with Michael Aron

10pm               Speakeasy: Nick Lowe

The In Your Neighborhood: Montclair Special is also being live streamed and available live on Facebook.

To keep the conversation going, a follow-up community event is being planned on May 24th at the United Way of Northern New Jersey, where the network’s engagement team will gather groups of residents, thought leaders and stakeholders to discuss issues affecting Montclair.

“The response to this initiative from the communities we have visited to date has been tremendous,” said Servidio. “Residents are always asking us when we’ll be back.”

Support for NJTV‘s In Your Neighborhood: Montclair initiative is provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the PSEG Foundation. 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 2018 include Vineland and Princeton.