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New Jersey Governor Backs Out of Live Call-In Show

Murphy balks at presence of Politico reporter in line-up

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy withdrew from a fledgling public radio call-in show two hours before its scheduled broadcast Thursday evening because of a disagreement over the show's format. 

The governor's spokesman, Dan Bryan, told the general manager at one of the radio stations that the governor would cancel unless Politico reporter Linh Tat was removed from the line-up, according to WNYC's Nancy Solomon, host of the show. Tat had been invited to join the show for a segment on school funding.

Read the full story on WNYC News, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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