UPDATE: ‘Ask Governor Murphy’ show canceled

Governor Phil Murphy swears in Mayor Chuck Chiarello and delivers remarks at the New Jersey Conference of Mayors where he encouraged Mayors to preserve property tax deduction at the Masonic Temple in Trenton in New Jersey on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Edwin J. Torres/Governor's Office.

Governor Phil Murphy swears in Mayor Chuck Chiarello and delivers remarks at the New Jersey Conference of Mayors where he encouraged Mayors to preserve property tax deduction at the Masonic Temple in Trenton in New Jersey on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Edwin J. Torres/Governor's Office.

An announcement from WHYY, WBGO, and WNYC concerning the  “Ask Governor Murphy” program:

Thursday night’s edition of “Ask  Governor Murphy,” a statewide, bimonthly program designed to give New Jersey residents an opportunity to talk to Gov. Phil Murphy about their concerns, has been canceled.

Murphy’s office made this decision after WHYY, WBGO, and WNYC — the public radio stations that serve New Jersey and are co-producers of the program — declined a request to remove a reporter from a panel that would be asking the governor questions during one segment.

Editorial independence is critical to our mission and the success of such a program. We regret the inconvenience to our listeners.

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