Top 5 "Chasing New Jersey" Segments So Far

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A virulent new strain of local TV news emerged in New Jersey last week; it's called Chasing New Jersey, and it is both awesome and terrible.

It's like TMZ, but set in New Jersey instead of Hollywood, and, in this production, the character of Harvey Levin is played by failed Congressional candidate and former Chairman of the College Republican National Committee Bill Spadea.

Chasing New Jersey is so awesome (and terrible) that, the day after the show's first broadcast, Senator Robert Menendez urged the F.C.C. to put the station's broadcast license under review.

WWOR, owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, is no stranger to criticism from elected officials. Back in 2011, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg said the station's management "failed to live up to their obligations" to New Jerseyans--but that was before Chasing New Jersey premiered (and before Lautenberg passed away earlier this year).

Today, Chasing New Jersey is the only local news program--it replaced WWOR's 10 p.m. newscast--on New Jersey's only major commercial TV station.

"THE WORLD IS CHANGING AND SO IS YOUR NEWS," the show boldly declares in its opening credits. What does the brave new world of local news look like? Here are our five favorite Chasing New Jersey segments so far.

5. "New Jersey Is Running Out of Weed"


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dna198
dna198

They should do a segment on why it is that you only find a totowa cop on Union Blvd. stopping hispanics and blacks that are coming in and out of paterson. You'll never find a totowa cop anywhere else unless their at lunch or hanging out at there house while on duty.

warrenbobrow1
warrenbobrow1

I love this kind of news.  They used to call it cinema verite'  I think it works!

warrenbobrow1
warrenbobrow1

I love this kind of news.  They used to call it cinema verite'  I think it works!

socialjerseyeditor
socialjerseyeditor

Thank you for this. I had yet to see this show. Pot. Men relieving themselves at the "Scenic Overlook." Man jumps out of boat and hits sharp object. How did I not know about this!?

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