Testimonials

Phil Murphy, Democratic Candidate for Governor of NJ

"I'm honored to be on the first edition of "State of Affairs." We talked about substantive issues both in NJ and in America. Steve's got big credibility in this state, so to be associated with something that is new and with somebody who is known, is a good thing all around."

- Phil Murphy, Democratic Candidate for Governor of NJ

Lisa Oz, Author

“I think programs like this are so important because they give you news that you can’t get any where else. They give you a unique perspective and not all the noise that’s going on everywhere else”

– Lisa Oz, Author, “The Oz Family Kitchen”

James Kaplan, Author

“I’ll tell you what this interview brought for me. Steve read my book. He knew my book. And I felt, sitting with him, as though I was having a conversation with somebody who really understood what he was talking about. It was a very intimate experience.”

James Kaplan, Author, "Sinatra: The Chairman"

Jane Steuerward, Executive Director

“Joanna was most attentive and prepared and asked me really interesting questions for her show, Life & Living. She was a great interviewer. The experience was fun. Really a pro.”

Jane Steuerward, Executive Director, Black Maria Film Festival

John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, Co-hosts

It was nice to have a little bit longer format in order to dive into some stuff rather than a two or three minute clip where you’re out of the chair before you’re even sitting down. Joanna was prepared - she obviously did her homework - so it was a nice easy conversation. We got to talk about Jersey and really get into our roots. We had a really good time.”

John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, Co-hosts, HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins

Nancy Blattner, Ph.D., President

"I think programs like Caucus: New Jersey are incredibly important because they are informative and they bring people together to talk about issues that people in New Jersey are interested in. We're all lifelong learners so it's great we have Caucus: New Jersey as part of our learning opportunity."

Nancy Blattner, Ph.D., President, Caldwell University

Marcus Weldon, President, Bell Labs, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia

"I think programs like Caucus: New Jersey that actually explore local issues are really important because you get to the heart of the matter. I think Steve provides a full picture of what's going on and explores the issue from all angles versus through snippets or soundbites. I think that's remarkable and something we need to continue to do as we become more dependent on short format digital media.

Marcus Weldon, President, Bell Labs, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia

Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psychotherapist, Author

"It's important to have smart television where intelligent people are talking about real issues, like One-on-One. I don't think we have enough of that so we always need to support any tv show that is highlighting important issues that people need to hear about."

Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psychotherapist, Author, "Your Best Age is Now"

Tom Gordon, Senior Vice President & CIO

"I think programs like therse are a great opportunity to share information with the public in a "fire side chat" type of way. It's just a comfortable way to share information."

Tom Gordon, Senior Vice President & CIO, Virtua

Daymond John, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author

"My experience on the show was amazing. Steve had all the right questions off the top of his head, some things that I've never been asked and that's pretty hard. He went right to all the valuable points that I wanted to share with people. I really loved it. Absolutely amazing."

Daymond John, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author

James Lipton, Emmy Award-Winning Creator, Writer and Host

"It was great. Steve is a very good interviewer. He does what every great interviewer has to do and that is be a superb listener. As a result we just had a conversation, not an interview."

James Lipton, Emmy Award-Winning Creator, Writer and Host, "Inside the Actors Studio"

Gary Vaynerchuk, Author

I can easily say that that is one of the best five or six interviews that I have done.I'm in a place right now where I'm being interviewed almost every day - podcasts, websites, TV - and it's very obvious to me when someone is strong at their craft. I usually take the lead as a powerful guest, but I was led in that interview with Steve and I enjoyed it quite a bit."

Gary Vaynerchuk, Author, Entrepreneur & Founder of VaynerMedia & VaynerRSE

Brenda Blackmon, PIX11 News Anchor

"Steve brought things out of me that I didn’t think I was going to be able to say and talk about. He is so good at that! He gets people to talk about themselves and gets to issues that are important to everybody. Steve gets to the essence of each individual and makes it interesting.”

Brenda Blackmon, PIX11 News Anchor

Trish Medeiros, Head of Upper School

“I think that public TV tries very hard to dig at issues that the normal person wouldn’t have access to. Every time I watch One-on-One I learn something new and incredible that’s going on in the state of the New Jersey.”

- Trish Medeiros, Head of Upper School, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Southside Johnny, Musician

“I think these programs are important because people need to know what’s going on in New Jersey and Steve can really bring that out. He knows more than just about anybody else about behind-the-scene stuff in New Jersey.”

-Southside Johnny, Musician,
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Don Katz, Founder & CEO, Audible

“There’s no question that Steve’s One-on-One show is essential viewing. It’s really important because we need a voice in New Jersey. There’s a distinct economy here, a distinct way of thinking and even a distinct way of life. Even though we are a part of the New York City eco system, even innovation in NJ is distinct. Steve knows the lay of the land.”

– Don Katz, Founder and CEO,
Audible

Patrick Dunican, Gibbons, P.C.

“It’s really important to have shows like One-on-One, because you are educating the community about really important issues that they are facing. I think Steve does the best job of anyone in the industry about educating people on topics that matter.”

– Patrick Dunican,
Chairman and Managing Director,
Gibbons, P.C.

Ras J. Baraka, Newark Mayor

“It is always a pleasure being at NJPAC and I think the Steve Adubato’s One-on-One programming is essential because it gives us the opportunity to share our point of view and tell our stories about what’s happening here, specifically in Newark. He asks hard and honest questions and he really gives us the opportunity to delve deep into the issues.”

– Ras J. Baraka, Newark Mayor

John Schreiber, President & CEO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

“It’s important to have programs like One-on-One with Steve Adubato from NJPAC because its gives citizens an opportunity to learn about things they don’t know about. Especially culture, which is what our series is about. There’s a great wealth of performers and artists in New Jersey and this series helps turn up the volume on their wonderful work.”

– John Schreiber, President & CEO,
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

B. Kaye Walter, President, Bergen Community College

“I think Steve Adubato’s show is very important to NJ because he gives us a whole picture of the issues that are important for our state. Issues that affect every citizen. Everything from education, to talking about healthcare to the importance of affordable healthcare. I am pleased to talk with Steve and be a part of his show.”

– B. Kaye Walter, President,
Bergen Community College

Dr. Darrin Anderson, Deputy Director, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids

“To be able to come to a set like this to talk about the issues, to debate the issues, to bring the issues to life, is the way we continue to get the word about our organization and for us to continue to make an impact on the lives of kids.”

– Dr. Darrin Anderson, Deputy Director,
New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids

Mark Krasna, Medical Director, Meridian Cancer Care

“Shows like Caucus: NJ are crucial for getting information about advances in health and, specifically in my field, the advances in cancer care out to the community so they can learn the importance of screening, early detection and treatment for cancer. Thank you for allowing us to participate on the show.”

– Mark Krasna, Medical Director, Meridian Cancer Care

Martin W. Kafafian, Esq., Commerce & Industry Association of NJ

“I love what Steve does in terms of his show, in terms of bringing different people on the program and providing the flavor of New Jersey and having the ability to interview people on a very positive basis.”

– Martin W. Kafafian, Esq., Commerce & Industry Association of NJ

Michael Kay

“I think One-on-One is important because you need to give people enough time to tell their stories. Everything is so rushed today with 5 second sound bites where people can be misinterpreted. It’s good to have time to breathe, answer a question and go back and forth. It’s how true stories are told to the world.”

-Michael Kay, “The Michael Kay Show,” 98.7FM ESPN

 Marlo Thomas, Actress, Author, Activist

“I just loved being on Steve’s show. He is so intelligent and so smooth and you just know that he’s interested and curious and has done his research. Sometimes while I’m answering one question, an interviewer is looking down at their paper preparing their second question. Steve isn’t doing that – he is having a conversation with you and that’s a wonderful feeling. As the wife of a great interviewer I am impressed.”

– Marlo Thomas, Actress, Author, Activist

Beth Stern, TV Personality, Author and Animal Activist

“I loved being a part of Steve’s One-on-One show. While I was here I saw him talk about politics, talk to an editor of a magazine and speak with be about animal rescue. I really love the variety of topics he discusses. He is a true professional and I really enjoyed being here.”

– Beth Stern, TV Personality, Author and Animal Activist

Brian D’Arcy James, Actor

“I’m a big fan of public broadcasting because it allows for a much richer conversation about cultural and political topics. You get a little bit deeper into the subject matter. Steve and this program offers something that is vital for us as consumers of news and as people just living their lives.”

-Brian D’Arcy James, Award-winning Actor

Chris Cuomo, Co-Host of CNN’s

“Adubato is the personification of the consummate pro. He also has a special brand of curiosity that is that magic mix of knowing what he doesn’t know. As a result, he asks questions that get a little bit more out of you than most would. (And he is not bad to look at.)”

– Chris Cuomo, CO-Host CNN’s New Day

Suze Orman, “The Suze Orman Show”

“Steve Adubato is a pro! My hat goes off to Steve because there are only a few great interviewers around. When you’re dealing with someone who cares about what they’re doing, it’s always a great experience.”

– Suze Orman, Personal Financial Guru and Host, “The Suze Orman Show” CNBC

 Erin Burnett, Host of CNN's

“It’s pretty incredible what Steve can do – be so casual and so gracious and go through so many interviews and be interested in all those people at once! It meant a lot to me as a broadcaster to be here today.”

– Erin Burnett, Host
“Erin Burnett OutFront” on CNN

Jean Chatzky, Author

“Programs like One-on-One are important because they give you a view of the world that you don’t get in other places – and Steve, in particular, is fun.”

– Jean Chatzky, Author, “Money Rules”

Joy-Ann Reid, Author

“Programs like One-on-One with Steve Adubato are important because they keep us informed. They’re insightful and they allow us to have critical conversation about the most important thing: ourselves, our country and our culture.”

– Joy-Ann Reid, Author, “Fracture: Barack Obama, The Clintons, and the Racial Divide”

Gabrielle Hamilton, Chef & Owner

“Steve is a pro; he was really quick and easy going and it’s pretty impressive how he moves from sports to theatre to restaurant world. That was great.”

– Gabrielle Hamilton, Chef & Owner, Prune Restaurant

 Alex Brightman, Lead

“Steve Adubato has the coolest job on earth. He asked interesting questions that I’ve never been asked before and wasn’t trained on, but these are the questions you really want to answer. I felt wonderfully off-guard.”

– Alex Brightman, Lead, “School of Rock – The Musical”

Tamron Hall, Co-Anchor

One-on-One with Steve Adubato is important because it gives us an opportunity to connect with viewers and let them see who we are and why we do what we do. A chance to sit with a great guy who asks tough questions and has a great smile? It’s a win win.”

–Tamron Hall, Co-Anchor, TODAY Show & Host, MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall

Annaleigh Ashford, Actress

“Public television programs like One-on-One are such important tools for us as Americans to connect, not only with our culture and current events, but with each other.”

– Annaleigh Ashford, Actress

Janet Lin-Torre, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, Summit Oaks Hospital

“Programs like Caucus: NJ are important for NJ because it allows people to understand the issues in-depth and to understand the pros and cons of the various issues.”

– Janet Lin-Torre, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, Summit Oaks Hospital

Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director, The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey

“Caucus: NJ is a great program to educate New Jersey consumers and to really share a lot of valuable information about many different topics going on in the Garden State.”

– Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director, The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey

Shuvendu Sen, MD, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Raritan Bay Medical Center

“I think these programs are great educational tools to reach out to all the layers of the society culturally, politically, and socially. I’m happy to contribute.”

– Shuvendu Sen, MD, Internal Medicine Residency Raritan Bay Medical Center

Bill Ripken, Co-Founder, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

“In today’s world it seems like every time we turn on the tv there’s bad news. This is about spreading the right news and getting the information out there to all of the people so we can be informed and we can make better decisions on how to act in the Jersey area.”

– Bill Ripken, Co-Founder, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Frank Cunningham, Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Dept. JFK Medical Center

“It’s important to have these programs on TV because these are issues that affect the local community and the state of New Jersey.”

– Frank Cunningham, Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Dept. JFK Medical Center

Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D, President, Felician College

“Caucus: New Jersey is important because it addresses key issues and provides plenty of time for discussion that otherwise isn’t available in this sound-bite culture of ours.”

– Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D, President,
Felician College

Nicholas Miceli, Market President, TD Bank

“This helps us tell our stories about New Jersey in a form that is independent and one in which we can really talk about what is really happening in our state.”

– Nicholas Miceli, Market President,
TD Bank

Willie Geist, Co-host, NBC’s “TODAY”

“Steve does a great job. He’s well read, he’s well researched, he knows who he’s talking to and I love a show where you can sit and talk for that long.”

– Willie Geist, Co-host
NBC’s “TODAY”

Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive

“Steve Adubato is a great host who asks in-depth questions that prompt the guests to give informative answers.”

– Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.
Essex County Executive

Linda Bowden, PNC Financial Services Group

“Steve is a terrific host. He works hard to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard and that we have a chance to really interact with each other.”

– Linda Bowden, NJ Regional President
PNC Financial Services Group