You would think an exploration of the rapidly changing world of TV and multimedia broadcasting would be fascinating, but the 11-plus hours of testimony heard by lawmakers deciding the future of New Jersey Network were as static and repetitive as the networks nightly programming.
The hearings featured a roster of NJN staffers and officials touting the value and reputation of the states public broadcasting operation. Professors from Princeton and Rutgers outlined national trends and provided historical context. Members of the public weighed in, as did union and civic leaders.
Afterward, the 10-member task force seemed no closer to a solution More…