“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
“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
“Open forums like State of Affairs as well as the stages of many of our theaters promote honest discussions about social justice inclusive of both sides of an issue. This is the only way to bridge the current divide.”
- Dave Rodriguez, EVP & Executive Producer, NJPAC
“It was a privilege to have an opportunity to shed light on the homeless population on State of Affairs. According to the National Council of State Housing Agencies, by January 2021 there could be as many as be 280,000 evictions filings and a $1 billion rent shortfall in the state. The pandemic is making things harder and it’s important to get this message out there so that people can take action and be better informed about this crisis.”
- Dan McGuire, CEO, Homeless Solutions, Inc.
“In this time when so many only shout their complaints and accusations, Steve and the Caucus programming present the issues that matter and the leaders who make us really think about what is best for our communities. Thank you, Steve, for your service to our State!”
- Mark Murphy, President, Lead New Jersey
“It was crucially important to engage with Steve on Think Tank to remind everyone that there is a huge disparity of access to oral healthcare in the indignant communities. We all have to come together to support the community organizations with adequate funding to provide those necessary services.”
- Nicole McGrath-Barnes, Kindersmile
“Steve has been a friend for many years. He used to frequently appear on my radio show to discuss the events of the world and I have always valued his reasoned perspective and thoughtful insights into our ever-changing political dynamics.”
- Former NY Gov. David Paterson
“We’ve been reminded recently of Jefferson’s principle that an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. Steve uses his platforms like One-on-One to better inform New Jerseyans on a myriad of issues that directly affect their lives and better... prepare them to participate in determining how they are governed.”
- Scott Kobler, Partner, McCarter & English & Chair, NJTV
“Steve Adubato and the entire team at Think Tank provide an important public service to the residents of New Jersey. At a time when our state and our country are facing so many complex challenges, Steve shines a light on the issues that matter in the day-to-day lives of New Jerseyans.”
- U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D)-NJ
“Our nation cannot deliver on the promises of liberty, equality, and justice for all without acknowledging, understanding, and addressing systemic racism. These discussions on shows like Think Tank not only enable audiences to become informed citizens that are critical to a healthy democracy but help ensure that the sins of the past do not become the roadmap for our future.”
- S. Nadia Hussain, Maternal Justice Campain Director, MomsRising
"PBS is one of the few places where democracy's future can be discussed and shaped in an unbiased setting; I would argue that the Eagleton Institute of Politics is another such forum. I applaud Steve’s determination to tackle the critical issue of democracy at a crossroads, and look forward to working with him and PBS in the future to shape this essential conversation."
- John J. Farmer, Jr., Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
“The biggest obstacle to vaccinating the public is the lack of trust between the government and the black community over the years. My hope is that by sharing my perspective on shows like Think Tank, some will come to realize how important it is to protect themselves, their family and community by taking the vaccine as soon as it becomes available to them.”
- John Harmon, Founder, President & CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
“Survivors of sexual violence often do not know who to turn to for help after an assault has occurred. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more challenging for survivors to seek help. By appearing on State of Affairs to discuss the services available to survivors of sexual violence they now know that they are not alone and that support is just one phone call away.”
- Christine Ferro-Saxon, Family Service League & SAVE of Essex County
“In a world where the news is constantly changing, I’m always grateful to talk to Steve about what’s going on in Washington and why it’s important to New Jersey.”
- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D) - NJ, 6th Congressional District
“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
"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
“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
“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
“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
“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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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.
"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
"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
"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