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NJ Assemblyman Wants NJTV’s Contract Scrapped

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TRENTON, NJ (WCBS 880) - A New Jersey assemblyman is calling on the governor to scrap NJTV after what he calls an “unacceptable” lack of coverage of Gov. Chris Christie’s news conference on Tuesday.

Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan has been among those critical of NJTV.

In June, the New Jersey Network signed off and was replaced by a channel called NJTV, which is operated by WNET.

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On Tuesday, Diegnan says he wanted to watch Gov. Chris Christie’s news conference to see the governor’s decision on a presidential run.

“I decided to watch NJTV and actually TiVoed it because I wanted to save it for posterity,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney.

But he says to his surprise and disappointment, an “Angelina Ballerina” cartoon was on instead.

“We can laugh about it, but at this particular point, it’s beyond and embarrassment. It’s unacceptable,” he said.

He’s now calling on the governor to get rid of NJTV, saying taxpayers could still be on the hook to pay for 3/4 of the network’s costs.

Diegnan also says they had no flood coverage after Hurricane Irene.

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