Channel surfing for the winner in the 3rd Congressional District race

Tuesday night was the political equivalent of the World Series and Super Bowl. Only TV could keep up with the action and election returns.

And if you cared about the New Jersey races, NJN was the only TV station to tune to.

Get this: more than an hour after NJN had televised Democrat John Adler's acceptance speech in the state's 3rd Congressional District, NBC-10, KYW-TV and WPVI Ch. 6 over in Philly were still showing the G.O.P. candidate with the lead.

NJN showed the Adler speech around 10:40 p.m.

Ten minutes ‘til midnight NBC-10 anchor Rene Chenault-Fattah apologized to viewers for incorrectly reporting the result in the 3rd District.

Maybe Jersey really does need its own news station.

 

Debbie Holtz, PolitickerNJ.com's political media columnist, studies and teaches public policy and writing at Rutgers University.

Channel surfing for the winner in the 3rd Congressional District race