Political motivation eyed in state's turnover of NJN

Longtime public television station NJN has been taken over by NJTV, which is run by the New York-based WNET-TV, raising questions about the move. News

EDISON - Longtime public television station NJN has been taken over by NJTV, which is run by the New York-based WNET-TV, raising questions about the move.

News 12 New Jersey's Luke Margolis spoke with former NJN news director and reporter Michael Aron about whether or not the state's turnover of NJN was politically motivated.Aron said that some people in Gov. Chris Christie's (R-N.J.) circle felt that NJN's coverage of the 2009 gubernatorial race was slanted toward former Gov. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.).

"We were right down the middle, as we've tried to be for 40 years," Aron insists.

Christie has maintained that New Jersey should not be in the public television business.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Pro-President Donald Trump rally held in Middletown
Supporters of President Donald Trump held a rally 2 Rally in support of President Trump held in Middletown
Suez Water continues to repair water main break 3 Suez Water on scene of water main break in Hoboken
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather in Wayne 4 2 pro-President Trump rallies held in New Jersey
Khalil Wheeler-Weaver (pictured) is accused of killing three 5 Man charged in murder of 2 missing women accused of killing 3rd

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE