Television Host, Historian, Author, and Documentary Filmmaker
As the producer and host of a weekly television series called Raritan Bayshore Living (shown on Comcast and the Internet), John Schneider says he's grown to genuinely love sharing the local beauty and colorful history of this area to help people understand and appreciate the relics and spirits of the past which surround them. Therefore, he's invested a considerable amount of time, energy and financial resources to do so.
Today, more than a million people every year see his television program of travelogues and historical documentaries. The weekly program -- available to Comcast subscribers in Toms River,Ocean, Monmouth and Union Counties -- has featured episodes on the Revolutionary War, tours of local towns and villages, interviews with news makers and celebrities, walking tours and other subjects many folks never knew about.
This original weekly 30-minute program, now entering its sixth year, has been seen by millions of people in the area. Some of his original historical documentaries, but not all, include such subjects as: Sandy Hook, Histories of local towns, Prehistoric New Jersey, World Wars,Revolutionary War, Lighthouses, and many more.
His latest book, "A Historical Journey Across Raritan Bay," was published in July 2020. Recently, he was recognized in an official Monmouth County book as one of the top 50 historians in the area of the last 50 years.