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The Last Day for New Jersey Network

The 40-year-old public television network is being shut down by Gov. Chris Christie and tonight is NJN's final broadcast before it is replaced by NJTV.

Christie says the state should not be in the broadcasting business, New Jersey can't afford it and he opposes state-run media. NJN's news reports specialized in covering the state government.

Really Christie? This is a main source of New Jersey news. Most of the station's 120 employees will retire or face layoffs. This is sad, NJN is cut now, what's next?

According to the Associated Press, "an effort this week to spare the station was defeated in the Legislature. New York-based WNET-TV will run a new New Jersey service known as NJTV. Under a deal with New Jersey, it will broadcast 20 hours a week of New Jersey-centric programming."

Tonight's final broadcast for NJN will be a celebration of the history and memories of the network.