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CABLE BRINGS DAILY COVERAGE OF THE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES TO NEW JERSEY VOTERS

 TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cable Television Network of New Jersey (CTN) and Comcast Cable announced today that daily gubernatorial election coverage will be available to all cable subscribers in New Jersey by late September.
 The venture will provide viewers with a unique view of the upcoming New Jersey gubernatorial campaign. Election Satellite Network cameras will follow both incumbent Gov. Jim Florio and Republican challenger Christie Todd Whitman every day, videotaping every event until Election Day.
 The program will resemble C-Span's election coverage, where viewers can see the candidates talk and respond to questions at length on a variety of topics, unfettered by commentary.
 "This is the first time that this type of in-depth coverage of a state level election has been done," CTN's Executive Director Jim DeBold said. "We are looking forward to being part of this innovative way to cover New Jersey politics. We hope that this series will help inform voters about their choice for Governor."
 Comcast will create a one hour program each evening featuring important events from the campaign day. It will be cablecast to New Jersey subscribers statewide on The Cable Television Network of New Jersey (CTN). The daily program will air on CTN weeknights from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. The day's coverage will be repeated the next day from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
 According to Brian L. Roberts, president of Comcast Corporation, "The New Jersey Election Channel will give cable subscribers the most in-depth and unfiltered information on this crucial election. The ability to provide digitized on-line video through our cable system demonstrates Comcast's commitment to new technologies that are the promise of the upcoming digital revolution."
 CTN is part of basic cable service for over 1.7 million New Jersey homes. Check your local listings for the CTN channel designation in your viewing area. CTN is a service of the New Jersey Cable Operators.
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 /CONTACT: Laura Zdroik, promotion/marketing manager for CTN, 800-421-0443/


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