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NJ Assemblyman Wants NJTV’s Contract Scrapped

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.

10/05/2011

Anchors Michael Aron and Jim Hooker greet as they finish the final news broadcast at New Jersey Network - Trenton, NJ - Jun 30, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Network Fades To Black

The station, launched 40 years ago by lawmakers who felt neglected by Philadelphia and New York television news, was closed Thursday by politicians, including Gov. Chris Christie, who believe the state has no business in the broadcasting business.

07/01/2011

Thirteen/WNET President Neal Shapiro and Gov. Chris Christie at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jun 6, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

New York’s WNET Will Take Over New Jersey Network

Saying that New Jersey doesn’t need and cannot afford its own television station, Gov. Christie on Monday announced a deal that calls for transfer operations of the state-owned New Jersey Network.

06/06/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Christie Expects NJN To Stay On Air

Christie originally wanted the station sold or its license transferred. Now the administration wants the state to retain the license and enter an agreement for others to provide content.

12/03/2010