ESPN NFL Insider Talks About The Man He Never Met

Steve Adubato goes One-on-One with ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter, to discuss his new book, “The Man I Never Met: A Memoir” about Adam’s wife’s first husband, who passed away on September 11th, and the legacy he left on their family.

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"I'm Steve Adubato. This is the Tisch WNET Studio, here in the heart of New York City, Lincoln Center. We are pleased to welcome for the first time with us, it will not be the last, a guy I have watched for a long time. He knows sports, he knows a lot more than that. He's Adam Schefter, NFL Insider ESPN, author of a compelling book called The Man I Never Met: A Memoir. Good to see you Adam. Thank you Steve. I appreciate you having me. Thank you for all the work you do, not just for those of us who are sports fans, but appreciate a powerful story. This book, the special that you did that I happened to see, I told you I watched it with my wife and our family, it's powerful. The premise? Well basically on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, we did a video tribute on ESPN which was on the opening day of the 2016 NFL season. That was a tribute to my wife's late husband, Joe Maio, and it was our way of honoring him and paying tribute to my wife, basically giving people an idea of who Joe Maio was. And look, we are here in New York. Right. We all know what happened on 9/11. And there were thousands of people who were negatively impacted by that day and will always be, and it's a day that they will never ever forget. This was a way, I think, to basically tell Joe's story, and like I said, there were a lot of stories that day. Sure. Joe's is not any more special or different or unique than anybody else's. There are a ton of sad stories. But Joe was a great man. He was a golden boy. And his life was snuffed out at the age of 32. And he and my wife moved to a new house in New York, moved in in August of 2001, and a month later, he's gone and she's left behind with herself, their 15 month old son Devon, and their new home. And you don't meet Sharri till a couple years later? Six years later. Six years later. Describe... well I saw her in the film, but when you met her what attracted you to her? Well I think one of the things that drew me to her was her strength and her independence and everything that she had been through, all the adversity she had been through, and to me, I had dated often, and I had been looking for that right person. And you always think that it's gonna be the perfect person, and then you meet this person, and it's not..."