Marianne Aleardi

South Jersey Gets its Own TV show – NJTV Will Debut ‘This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi’ Nov. 12

South Jersey is getting its own television show. On Wednesday, November 12 at 8:30 p.m., NJTV will debut “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi,” a program dedicated to telling the story of South Jersey’s people and places hosted by Marianne Aleardi, publisher and editor-in-chief of SJ Magazine.

The show is designed to introduce the unique stories of Southern New Jersey to a statewide audience. The first episode will feature a tour of the Trenton-based outdoor art park Grounds for Sculpture; the sights, sounds and flavors of the Valenzano WineFest in Shamong; and a visit to West Berlin’s Diggerland, the country’s first construction playground for kids. NJTV will rebroadcast the first episode on November 14 at 10:30 p.m. and November 16 at 11 a.m.

“This show will shine a spotlight on all the interesting things happening in South Jersey. There is nothing like it on TV – I knew it would be a good program and the South Jersey community would love it and support it,” said Aleardi, who began the process of developing the show two years ago in partnership with NJTV. An active member of the South Jersey community, Aleardi purchased SJ Magazine in 2005 and transformed it into the area’s most-read publication.

“We’re thrilled to include ‘This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi’ in NJTV’s line-up,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio. “NJTV is dedicated to presenting programming that reflects all the rich culture and geographic diversity of New Jersey, and this series highlights so many wonderful things that South Jersey has to offer.”

In the second episode of “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi,” viewers will see how little league is changing one neighborhood within the City of Camden, and they will meet an artist working to beautify the city. Rounding-out the episode are Mayor Dana Redd discussing Camden’s progress and the police department demonstrating the hi-tech equipment they use to fight crime.

The third episode will feature Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, junior drag racing at Atco Raceway and the Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud, a company that has supplied mud from the banks of the Delaware to every MLB team for more than 40 years.

Collingswood native Meg Maley, who currently resides in New York City, co-hosts various segments, including the Diggerland portion of the first episode and the junior drag-racing spot in the third episode.

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