August 20, 2019 – CAPE MAY, NJ – NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announced that its latest episode of the In Your Neighborhood series will spotlight the Garden State’s rich, diverse history. The In Your Neighborhood initiative, now in its third year, combines news stories, on-site specials and community engagement events to spotlight some of the state’s most dynamic places, industries and issues.
Hosted by NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams and broadcast from several locations in Cape May County, the In Your Neighborhood: History special premieres on Wednesday, August 28 at 8pm on NJTV, and profiles different periods in New Jersey’s history. NJTV News Correspondent Raven Santana explores what life was like for the Native American indigenous people before European settlers arrived, how they lived during the colonial era, and their struggles to maintain their identity through present day. In another segment, NJTV News Correspondent and Anchor Michael Hill concentrates on the Underground Railroad and the importance of New Jersey as a part of that pathway to freedom for slaves. Also, NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron examines the history of suburbanization, evaluating what factors have led to dramatic demographic shifts in the state’s urban population centers, the resulting turmoil, and how those cities are faring now.
Also featured in the special: a profile of this year’s NJTV Tourism Tournament winner: the Red Mill Museum Village. NJTV focused its second annual Facebook competition on historic venues across the state, highlighting and array of unique and fascinating sites.
A previous episode in the series, In Your Neighborhood: Vineland, was recently nominated for a 2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy ® Award for best public/current/community affairs- program/special.
NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood initiative is made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed in the programming do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.
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