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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 1 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
A 600-year-old white oak that sits on the 2 600-year-old tree to be removed in Bernards
Students, parents and faculty at a Bayonne high 3 Bayonne's Marist High School faces fundraising deadline to stay open
Authorities in Newark are searching for a person 4 Police seek person who crashed stolen car into Newark church
A Rockaway Township police officer is facing charges 5 Morris County officer faces sexual assault charges

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.