Testimonials

Estherlene Phanord

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

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

Josh Gottheimer (D)

“I had a great experience on “State of Affairs”. Steve Adubato asks tough questions and it’s what we need. We need good journalists who are willing to cover us and examine the issues affecting New Jersey.”

- U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer (D) - NJ, 5th Congressional District

Sandy Mitchell

“Getting exposure on “One-on-One with Steve Adubato” is priceless, especially as we build our organization and look for new board members and donors. Project Help serves military veterans, and we could never have done this on our own. It’s like a gift from heaven.”

- Sandy Mitchell, Founder & Executive Director, Project Help

Winifred Smith-Jenkins

“Participating in “Think Tank with Steve Adubato” allowed me to, not only talk about issues affecting my programs and the children and families we care for and educate, but children and families throughout the state. Change will only take place when policymakers and the public have a better understanding of these problems and why reforms are needed to support ‘the workforce behind the workforce’.”

- Winifred Smith-Jenkins, Senior Director, Zadie's Nurturing Den

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-19. It’s all about getting the message out to the community and to people of the state. And we know it’s working because after watching the program, a local Newark pastor offered his church for a food bank to use.”

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

Asm. Jon Bramnick (R)

“State of Affairs with Steve Adubato” and all the series produced by the Caucus Educational Corporation are first rate. This programming is critical to informing the citizens of New Jersey and the broader New York/New Jersey region on the issues that matter and their impact on area residents. The CEC provides a tremendous public service.”

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

Joseph Fiordaliso

“Programs like “State of Affairs” inform people of what is really going on without any slant. It's straight news, it's informative. Public television provides, in my opinion, one of the best sources to get news."

- Joseph Fiordaliso President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Tom Kean, Sr.

“What do you watch if you don’t watch “State of Affairs with Steve Adubato” on public broadcasting? This is how you learn about your state. For over 25 years, Steve and his team at the Caucus Educational Corporation have helped us to learn about New Jersey and what matters most.”

- Former NJ Governor Tom Kean, Sr.

Jim Kirkos

"Steve Adubato continues to engage the leaders and issues that are most important to New Jersey residents and businesses. “One on One” discussions allow viewers to get a better understanding of the issue as Steve always asks compelling questions and takes deep dives into the subject matter. I have learned so much by being a viewer and a guest. Kudos Steve Adubato and his team!"

- Jim Kirkos, President & CEO, Meadowlands Regional Chamber

Alisyn Camerota

“I’ve known Steve for a long time and have always enjoyed our discussions. He’s a fair-minded interviewer who does his homework and asks smart questions.”

- Alisyn Camerota, Co-Anchor,
CNN’s New Day

Steven Edwards

"It’s a pleasure to be interviewed by Steve Adubato. His command of the facts about the subjects he’s dissecting, and his passion for the truth, is unparalleled on the NJ broadcast airways."

- Steven Edwards, President, Board of Trustees, The Foundation for the New Jersey Hall of Fame

Lamont Repollet

"Steve Adubato shines a light on major issues facing New Jersey through public affairs programming like "State of Affairs". His interviews with leaders in government, education, business, and more help viewers understand social justice, equity and public policy matters that impact our state, particularly our urban centers."

- Lamont Repollet, EdD, President, Kean University

Sheila Oliver

“Programs like ”State of Affairs with Steve Adubato” are important because it is essential that the residents of New Jersey have access to the information and the people that drive the public policy agenda within our state.”

- NJ Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver

Ira Robbins

"Steve Adubato’s programming plays an essential role in the New Jersey media landscape. He brings together some of the most impactful thought leaders in our state to examine the issues, challenges and opportunities we face. Most importantly, he provides unbiased, thought-provoking commentary which is all too rare in journalism today."

- Ira Robbins, President & CEO,
Valley Bank

Carlos Medina

“The impact that shows like "Think Tank with Steve Adubato" have on NJ residents is impossible to measure. As news becomes sensationalized the local stories told by those that have deep connectivity to the area like Steve does is an invaluable service to our residents and it's what makes PBS the “go to” for unbiased story telling important to our neighbors.”

- Carlos Medina, Esq., President, Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ

Brett A. Sealove

"Over the years, Steve and his team have provided real value to our communities. The topics discussed on his programs are relevant to our day-to-day living and his guests provide invaluable insight. The biggest strength: Steve isn't afraid to ask tough questions. He is direct and is able to extract the information the viewers want to hear and need to know."

- Brett A. Sealove, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Hackensack Meridian Health, Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Maria Laurino

“Think Tank” is a gift for New Jersey viewers, providing depth and insight in these hurried times. Steve Adubato always gets to the heart of the matter with his thought-provoking questions and talent for seeing complexity in every issue.”

- Maria Laurino, Author, “The Italian Americans: A History”

Jonathan Holloway

"State of Affairs with Steve Adubato" plays an important role in our civic discourse. Steve's shows provide great insights for New Jerseyans to understand the issues of the day and to thoughtfully consider the ways that we can all contribute to making New Jersey an even better place to live, work and learn."

- Jonathan Holloway, Ph.D., President, Rutgers University

Cory Booker (D)

“Steve Adubato and the Caucus Educational Corporation are in a unique position to produce relevant and timely programming. I know from experience that their television programming and educational outreach initiatives benefit the people of our state and nation.”

- U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D) – NJ

Dale Florio

"At a time when important issues that affect our state rarely get enough attention, Steve Adubato's programs truly inform and bring to life what is important for us to know."

- Dale Florio, Republican Strategist & Managing Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group

Sharron Miller

"I am grateful to Steve Adubato for the opportunity to speak to the value of the arts in educating all children, but particularly those in underserved communities. These challenges are rarely discussed in an open forum but thanks to programs like “Think Tank”, the public gets to hear and understand the challenges. With the opportunity to voice concerns comes the opportunity to find solutions!"

- Sharron Miller, Founder, Sharron Miller’s Academy for Performing Arts

Joe Lee

“I appreciated the opportunity to appear on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to talk about public media’s vital role as trusted source for news and information.  In a society that is becoming increasingly divided, public media has an opportunity to serve its communities as convener and facilitator of discussion that can lead to positive solutions.  One-on-One helps serve that mission.”

- Joe Lee, Vice President & General Manager, NJ PBS

Bob Menendez (D)

“I’ve known Steve Adubato for a long time and have always enjoyed his in-depth, and well-informed interviews. Because of his experience and knowledge, mixed with the ingenuity of the Caucus Educational Corporation, New Jersey residents are privy to educational, relevant, and newsworthy programming.”

- U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D) – NJ

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

U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D)-NJ

“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

Cecilia Zalkind

“New Jersey is at a critical turning point in how it supports child care following the pandemic. The Caucus Reimagine Child Care Town Hall could not be more timely. It lays out a clear roadmap for policy and funding change. Caucus remains a critically important forum for policy discussions in NJ. This is just one example of the impact of its programming,

- Cecilia Zalkind, President & CEO, Advocates for Children of NJ

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

Sean Spiller

“In an era when sensationalism too often swamps substance in television news, Steve Adubato consistently produces useful, though-provoking programs for New Jersey viewers. State of Affairs and Think Tank provide a forum for New Jersey’s thought leaders to go in-depth on issues that affect the lives of New Jersey residents. That kind of journalism is more important than ever today."

- Sean Spiller, President, New Jersey Education Association

Marcus Sibley

"Steve Adubato has been a staple in New Jersey for decades, bringing important issue to light by showcasing those doing the actual work. We hope his tremendous following takes an interest in learning more about environmental justice, and the links to social justice. We know that politics and racism play a role in where polluting facilities are placed, so we're all at risk. No matter what you believe in, and we all must take an active role in saving our planet.”

- Marcus Sibley, MSW, Chairman, Environmental & Climate Justice Committee, NAACP New Jersey State Conference

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