Testimonials

Bob Feinberg

“Each time I’ve had the opportunity to chat with Steve on One-on-One, I’ve been flooded with emails and calls from viewers, all pleased to be reminded of Montclair Film and our latest activities! Steve has a great talent for asking just the right questions to get to the meat of the story.”

- Bob Feinberg, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, WNET NY Public Media & Founder and Chairman, Montclair Film

Phil Murphy

“State of Affairs has become one of the most popular and well-regarded public affairs programs in New Jersey. We’re grateful to Steve Adubato and his team for all they do to keep the public informed.”

- Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey

Carlos Rodriguez

“Steve Adubato is a true change maker and the epitome of professionalism - a mainstay of public service here in New Jersey. On Think Tank and One-on-One, he amplifies the voices of local leaders and gets right to the heart of issues that are important in our communities with a depth and thoughtfulness.”

- Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO, Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Estherlene Phanord

“One-on-One with Steve Adubato gives professionals like myself an opportunity to engage a local audience about the importance of public health programs and share community resources. We’re grateful to him for using his platform to amplify voices from the community on critical issues including health equity.”

- Estherlene Phanord, Health Educator for Trusted Links, Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Heather Andersen

“For many years, Steve Adubato has been a strong supporter and voice for our 26,000 New Jersey athletes. The opportunity to share athlete success stories and athlete challenges due to the 2020 pandemic on One-on-One with Steve Aduboto helps us spread the word that we are always in need of volunteer and funding support to ensure children and adults with intellectual disabilities are given opportunities to showcase their talents and abilities through sport.”

- Heather Andersen, President & CEO of Special Olympics New Jersey

Wendy McGuire

“Organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic rely on strong community connections and our ability to stay relevant. Being able to share the story of how our staff responded to 2020’s many challenges on One-on-One is a blessing to our organization as we strive to respond and recover.”

- Wendy McGuire, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic

Steve Sweeney (D)

"I always enjoy my discussions with Steve Adubato on the issues of importance to viewers and residents in the region. He asks insightful questions and knows how to elicit informative answers. State of Affairs is a highly-regarded public affairs show that reaches a key audience of decision makers, so I know my time on this program is well spent."

- Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) - NJ

Anibal Ramos,Jr.,

“Think Tank with Steve Adubato is extremely important because it really highlights how non-profit organizations have been able to fill the resource gaps in our communities due to COVID. It’s all about getting the message out to the community and to the people of the state.”

- Anibal Ramos,Jr., North Ward Councilman, City of Newark

Dave Ellis

“As a guest on Think Tank I learned quickly that Steve Adubato is smart, direct, intensely devoted to his community and innately curious about topics that compel people to action. He gave me an opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for my work and to educate his viewers about issues that impact their daily lives.”

- Dave Ellis, Executive Director of the Office of Resilience, New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Michellene Davis

“The Caucus 'Confronting Racism' series is the all-important dialogue of our time. I am grateful for the dedication of this platform to advance the discussion, to deepen understanding and raise awareness of the reality of the weathering of the issue of racism in real time. “

- Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at RWJBarnabas Health

Dr. Mark A. Merlin

"Being on Think Tank with Steve Adubato is a game changer for the MD1 organization. Steve’s interview brings out the most important information for the citizens of New Jersey in a concise, relatable way."

- Dr. Mark A. Merlin, Founder & CEO, MD1 Program

Perry N. Halkitis

“COVID-19 can be managed effectively when we are equipped with scientific knowledge about the disease, coupled with the altruism we show to our fellow human beings by consistently taking steps to prevent infection. This is why programming like Think Tank is so important - it's about giving us the tools to effectively intermingle science with love and obligation to our society.”

 - Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health

Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr

“Nassan's Place is truly grateful for the continued support we receive from Steve Adubato. We greatly appreciate him using his platform through his show Think Tank to share the stories and challenges that children and families affected by Autism face in and around under-served inner-city communities, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

- Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr Nassan's Place - President/Founder

Neal Shapiro

"Shows like One-on-One with Steve Adubato are important because Steve makes it incredibly easy to be who you really are and say what you want to say in a smart, engaging way."

- Neal Shapiro, President & CEO, WNET

Mathew Knowles

"Local programming, like One-on-One, helps keep your ears and eyes on the street and let the people in the community have a voice. And that’s what local programming is – the voice in your community."

- Mathew Knowles, Founder & CEO, Music World Entertainment

Ras Baraka

"Programming like State of Affairs is essential to the state and to the city of Newark. It provides the opportunity to elevate our issues and get them heard in a very comprehensive way and objectively."

- Ras Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson

"Think Tank is an opportunity to have a real conversation that goes a little deeper than the surface points. It’s not about a headline or sound bites, but a place where really thoughtful, strategic conversations take place."

- Asw. Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-NJ), 15th Legislative District

Jon Bramnick

"Steve Adubato is a true public servant. He focuses on the issues, not the personality, and I think he’s an important part of the New Jersey environment."

- Asm. Jon Bramnick (R) - NJ, Assembly Minority Leader

 

Barry Ostrowsky

"Steve Adubato does a terrific job and really this is all about education. The public needs to understand information about many different sectors of both economy and the communities that we have in New Jersey. One-on-One with Steve Adubato is a great vehicle to provide that education for all of us."

- Barry Ostrowsky, President & CEO, RWJBarnabas Health

Dennis Drazin

"Steve is a great spokesman for the state of New Jersey and Think Tank reaches such a wide audience that I think it is something the people really love to see and look forward to watching it."

- Dennis Drazin, CEO, Monmouth Park Racetrack

Dominique Morrisseau

"One-on-One with Steve Adubato is accessible to the communities and to the people. We need that to be able to have programming that everyone can afford and tune in to. One-on-One gives a voice and a platform to people that may not otherwise have it—like me—so I really appreciate having this platform and I hope it continues. "

- Dominique Morrisseau, Playwright,

Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Julie Roginsky

"There are fewer and fewer shows that really get into in-depth discussions about national politics that remind local politics. State of Affairs with Steve Adubato is one of the very few that covers both really effectively."

- Julie Roginsky, President,

Comprehensive Communications Group

Jennifer McLean

"Steve is willing to go in different places than just the typical script. He really engages you to talk about topics that are deep and important to our community and I am happy that we got to share some of the things I didn’t expect to be able to share on public television."

- Jennifer McLean, Chief Operating Officer, City Harvest

John Sarno

"I just want to say that Steve Adubato and his series of programming here in New Jersey are top notch. And for anyone who wants to know what’s happening in this state, please tune in."

- John Sarno, President, Employers Association of New Jersey

Michele Siekerka

"It’s a great opportunity to take really critical issues impacting us here in the state of New Jersey and beyond the state of New Jersey. To take a deeper dive and really look at what is causing some of the challenges and impediments to us moving forward and then coming up with solutions."

- Michele Siekerka, President & CEO,

New Jersey Business & Industry Association

John Burzichelli

"It’s important now more than ever. Having a vehicle to talk to people, and being with a person like Steve who really understands the issues, it’s engaging. It only helps people. The more people know, the better informed people are, the better the process is."

- Asm. John Burzichelli (D) - NJ, Deputy Speaker

Mikie Sherrill

"We don’t have tons of local programming in North Jersey and to have something like Think Tank with Steve Adubato that’s really focused on issues that we care about here I think is incredibly important."

- U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (D) – NJ

Ryan Haygood

"Change doesn’t happen unless you have conversations. And those conversations that Steve likes to call them are critical conversations, which he Steve performs masterfully and I’m glad to be a part of it every time."

- Ryan Haygood, President & CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Michael Maron

"I think shows like Think Tank with Steve Adubato are essential for people in the community to understand current issues, what is going on, to have both sides or as much information for them to make informed decisions as they go through life every day."

- Michael Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name Medical Center

Holly Schepisi

"We must, regardless of political affiliation, be able to start discussing policy. To discuss it in an adult manner without name-calling, without some of the inflammatory stuff that is out there, and to be able to start discussing the pros and cons. And let people see how much more in common we have than what is being put forth as the narrative."

- Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R) – NJ

Jose Linares

"Think Tank with Steve Adubato brings the social consciousness to issues that are important in our society. This show is unique, informative, and educational and it is a great aspect of the media that we do not see often."

- Jose Linares, Former U.S. Federal District Court Chief Judge, Ret.

Bill Ryan

"It’s a great opportunity to talk about all of the issues that are behind organ donation and transplantation. We always talk about the fluffy stuff and all the things that people want to hear but Think Thank gives us the ability to get two or three layers underneath and talk about the issues and hopefully solutions to those problems."

- Bill Ryan, President & CEO,

Transplant Games of America