Some lawmakers are very critical over NJTV, the newly created television station to replace NJN. One Assemblyman, Patrick Diegnan, Jr., said the network did a horrible job during Hurricane Irene.
“NJTV has failed their first test miserably,” Diegnan said. “While Hurricane Irene was battering our state, NJTV was airing cartoons and cooking shows. They couldn’t even send a reporter to cover any of the Governor’s press briefings. This is more than an embarrassment, it’s a disgrace. The people of New Jersey deserve better. Our taxpayers are subsidizing NJTV’s operations and receiving nothing in return. It’s time we revisit the contract between the state and NJTV. Immediate action must be taken to assure that this never happens again.”
NJTV took over from NJN as of July 1, and is no longer a state run property.