The Stockton statue controversy, the making of a hurricane and seasonal spookiness make up the latest episode of “-30-,” The Press of Atlantic City’s television show, which airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday and repeats 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 5 p.m. Tuesday on Stockton University’s channel. Segments can also be watched any time at PressofAC.com/30.
Here’s the lineup for this week’s show:
• The national controversy surrounding the removal of confederate statues hit close to home when the bust of Stockton University’s namesake, Richard Stockton, was removed from the school’s library. While the university defended its action, saying that it would be placed at a more suitable location, many condemned the removal. Press reporter Vincent Jackson sat down with Wendel White, the university’s professor of Art and America Studies to discuss the issue.
• With Halloween just around the corner, At the Shore’s Pamela Dollak and Rebecca King spent a night at the Jonathan Pitney House, an Abescon bed & breakfast that has long been considered haunted by Dr. Pitney himself, and his wife, Caroline. What we heard were some fantastical stories from the Pitney House owner and employees of things that went bump in the night.
• On Oct 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey with a vengeance, causing unprecedented damage. It was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. How did it happen, and should we expect it to happen again? Maxwell Reil talked with Press meteorologist Joe Martucci to answer those questions
• The possibility of a zombie apocalypse is becoming all too real for many local residents. At least that’s the feeling of visitors to the Scullville Fire Department’s annual Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride. It takes months of preparation and more than a 100 volunteers to pull of the event. And what’s it like on South Jersey’s own “Walking Dead” set? We set out to find out.
• Dave Sholler has worked his way up from a trailer park in Egg Harbor Township as a child to vice president of Communications for the Philadelphia 76ers. Sholler is known just as much for his commitment to Atlantic County charities as he is for helping promote world-famous athletes. Sports reporter Mike McGarry talked with Dave about his sports journey.
Each week, “-30-” explores the stories behind the region’s major events and news- makers.
The show is produced by Press staffers working with Stockton students and airs on Stockton’s educational access channel 9.
Most residents of Atlantic County can watch channel 9 through Comcast cable. New episodes run each Thursday and are re-aired at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays.
The half-hour episodes cover the same range of topics as the paper: news, lifestyle, sports and business.