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NJTV HOSTS ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA CELEBRATING NEW JERSEY PUBLIC TELEVISION ON MAY 19 IN BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
An evening of entertainment and celebration to benefit New Jersey public television; PSEG Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo to be honored
April 9, 2018 – NEWARK, NJ – NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, will host a benefit at American Beauty at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights on Saturday, May 19 at 6:30pm.
The event is the fifth benefit for NJTV, which marks seven years of operation this July and will celebrate NJTV’s initiatives and honor Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President, and CEO of PSEG, one of the state’s most influential leaders. The evening will be hosted by two talents from the NJTV News team: Anchor Mary Alice Williams and Correspondent Michael Hill.
“We are thrilled to honor Ralph Izzo,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio. “He joins a distinguished list of past NJTV gala honorees, including US Senator Cory Booker and NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and represents the best of New Jersey and its dynamic business sector.”
The funds raised from this event are critical to advancing NJTV’s mission: to tell New Jersey’s story in a way that enlightens, educates and entertains and to continually innovate how that story gets told.
NJTV brings quality arts, education, and public affairs programming to audiences state-wide from its headquarters in Newark, with a second studio at New Jersey City University and content bureaus across the state.
An evening of mingling, local cuisine and entertainment is planned, featuring a live performance by jazz musician and singer Brian Newman. There will also be a special performance by the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team.
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NJTV Benefit, celebrating New Jersey’s public television network and honoring PSEG Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo with live performances by jazz musician and singer Brian Newman and the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team.
American Beauty at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights, 250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Saturday, May 19, 2017 Reception – 6:30 PM (Dinner & Performance – 7:30 PM)
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NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to all 21 counties in New Jersey and its tri-state neighbors. NJTV presents acclaimed PBS series such as Nature and BBC World News America and children’s programs with diverse local programs including On the Record with Michael Aron, Driving Jersey/Here’s the Story, NJDocs, 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. Headquartered at the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark, with additional studio space at New Jersey City University and remote cameras at university content bureaus across the state, NJTV strives to engage the community and increase public awareness of critical local issues. Its community outreach initiatives include In Your Neighborhood, which combines live on-location broadcasts, special programming and community engagement events to spotlight some of New Jersey’s most dynamic places and Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis, combining community forums, news reporting and a resource-driven website to help combat the state’s heroin and opioid overdose crisis. The NJTV website offers online programs and free digital resources for educators.