Political motivation eyed in state's turnover of NJN

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.

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