The Press of Atlantic City marks the one-year anniversary of its television newsmagazine show, -”30,” with a special episode looking back on its coverage, including Atlantic City’s role in the presidential election and local athletes on their way to the Summer Olympics.
On this week’s show, we look back at some of the most interesting people and stories we’ve featured.
Among the news segments to be highlighted are:
• The devastating Storm of ’62
• The last days of the Taj Mahal Casino
• The shooting of Atlantic City police officer Joshlee Vadell
• How the Miss America competition has changed.
We look back on some of the interesting people we’ve met, including:
• Cumberland County chainsaw artist
• Linda Shields, the “Jersey Shore Medium,” who claims to communicate with the other side
• Miss’d America Fifi DuBois
• The South Jersey Ghost Researchers.
In arts and entertainment, we will spotlight our coverage of:
• Husband-and-wife team behind Nashville North Studios in Linwood
• Pastel artist Stan Sperlak
• The Press’ Second Floor Music concert series
• How millennial artists use social media to get their music to a growing national and international audience
• Boardwalk Hall’s historic pipe organ
• How Avalon artist Julian Miller gets locals outside to explore South Jersey through his Miniart
• A mysterious street art movement in Atlantic City — #ACAnonymous.
South Jersey’s food and dining will be highlighted by:
• The rise of craft beers
• Celebrity chef Michael Symon as he opens his new restaurant at Borgata.
The local athletes we will revisit include:
• South Jersey athletes in the Summer Olympics
• Freshman basketball star Kylee Watson, a Division 1 prize prospect at age 14
• Jason Groome’s rise from local baseball to a Major League Baseball minor leaguer
• The latest incarnation of roller derby
• A ride-along in a race car during a rally in Atlantic City.
Each week, “-30-” explores the stories behind the region’s major events and newsmakers.
The show is produced by Press staffers working with Stockton students and airs on Stockton’s educational access channel (Comcast channel 9). Residents of Atlantic County and parts of Cape May County can watch channel 9 through Comcast cable or anytime at PressofAC.com/30.
New episodes air at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday and re-air at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 5 p.m. Tuesday.