Testimonials

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

Steve Sweeney

"This type of local coverage in our state is critical. We’re a state that’s housed between New York and Philadelphia and having this public television where we can get out and talk about issues is critically important."

- Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) - NJ

 

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

Ernie Anastos

"Shows like One-on-One with Steve Adubato are important because it provides a cretical service to people, providing information. He informs people as to what is going on and he also looks for solutions. Steve let's us know what’s happening, but to helps us understand things better."

- Ernie Anastos, Anchor, FOX 5 NY

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

Christina Greer

"The great thing about public television is that it is accessible to a myriad of groups of people across race, age, class, etc. One-on-One is incredibly important because Steve brings on a very diverse group of guests to talk about issues from entertainment to politics to lifestyle to current events. He gives a lot of people the opportunity to have a platform that they may not have elsewhere."

- Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

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

Alan Alda

"Steve really listens and he has a real conversation with the people he talks to and that means that the people at home have a chance to really absorb what’s being said because he’s absorbing it."

- Alan Alda, Actor, Writer & Visiting Professor & Co-Founder, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University

Shavonda Sumter

"State of Affairs with Steve Adubato is important to get my message out as a state representative because it is important that we talk policy and we also raise the issues that are of concern to New Jersians."

- Asw. Shavonda Sumter, Assembly Conference Leader

Renee Marino

"One-on-One is great because the guests they have on are of all genres, all different backgrounds, careers, and it’s so wonderful for the people of New Jersey and beyond to see all different types of guests. The diversity is amazing!"

- Renee Marino, Dance Captain,

Ensemble Member & Assistant to Choreographer,

Pretty Woman: The Musical

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

Daniel J. Watts

"I think it’s good to get a better inside look at the individuals you are seeing in the media today. You know, you might not know anything about them, but it’s good to hear their own voices, hear what their own opinions and their thoughts on the work they are doing."

- Daniel J. Watts, Ike Turner in TINA –

The Tina Turner Musical

Declan O’Scanlon

"Not important, essential. A big part of our job is making sure we communicate with the public, let them know where we stand, let them know why we stand where we stand and invariably Steve Adubato brings that out in just about every interview he does. So it is essential, not just important."

- Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R) –

NJ, 13th Legislative District

Joe Gorga

"The local people that follow you, you’re giving it back to them. That’s what’s important about One-on-One with Steve Adubato."

- Joe Gorga, Author & Real Housewives of NJ

Nancy Moran

"Think Tank with Steve Adubato is a great opportunity for us to talk about issues that are important to us locally here in New Jersey. Things that affect our children, our families, our health, our finances. We get to hear from all the local leaders."

- Nancy Moran, Senior Pediatric Clinician,

Behavioral Health & Cognitive Therapy, Summit Medical

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

Dan Abrams

"Steve Adubato has the best job in television. He gets the interview people for a real amount of time, let them talk about interesting things they’re doing, and—for the person who is on—it’s a terrific opportunity to spend a little time. The only issue for me is that I want Adubato’s job."

- Dan Abrams, CEO & Founder,

Abrams Media & Chief Legal Analyst, ABC News

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

Tara Dowdell

"I think shows like Think Tank with Steve Adubato are important platforms because there’s an opportunity to actually have a more long form dialogue. So many shows now are so quick and you don’t really have an opportunity to explore issues, to really analyze issues, to delve and go deeper than just talking points. So, I think this is a great venue to do that."

- Tara Dowdell, Founder & President,

TDG Speakers & Tara Dowdell Group

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.

Lauren Wood

"One-on-One is an important platform because Steve is highlighting a lot of small businesses, new ideas, entrepreneurial initiatives that I think a lot of people don’t really know about. So, he’s helping to create awareness around them, which is great!"

- Lauren Wood, Founder, Humanly

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