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Port Authority Chairman Kevin O'Toole Discusses Leadership During a Crisis on State of Affairs

May 20, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Steve Adubato was joined by Kevin O'Toole, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey & Managing Partner, O’Toole Scrivo, to discuss the importance of leadership in a time of crisis. 

“Leaders have to understand when a crisis like this comes upon them, they have to seize the moment,” said O’Toole. “They ...

Senator Steve Sweeney Talks with Steve Adubato About Helping Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Outbreak

NEW JERSEY -- Steve Adubato was joined by State Senator Steve Sweeney on State of Affairs  to discuss how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect small businesses in New Jersey, and how the state government can do their part to help them survive.

Adubato and Sweeney spoke on March 20, just as the coronavirus outbreak was emerging, via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in ...

Steve Adubato Discusses the Long Term Economic Impact of COVID-19 with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

NEW JERSEY -- On a recent episode of State of Affairs, Steve Adubato was joined by New Jersey Assemblyman Jon Bramnick to discuss the long term economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on New Jersey. 

“State government has to make sure that we do our best to make people as whole as possible,” Bramnick said. “We also have to give them the confidence that we’re going ...

State of Affairs Examines the Federal Government's Role in the COVID-19 Outbreak with Senator Sweeney

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney recently appeared on a special edition of State of Affairs where he discussed the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with host Steve Adubato. 

“I think we missed a window of opportunity to maybe lessen the curve,” said Sweeney. “I could blame the president, or I could thank him for helping ...

Steve Adubato Examines Ways to Prepare Students for the Business Element of E-Sports

NEW JERSEY -- Neil Malvone, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Caldwell University, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he spoke about the booming e-sport gaming industry and the university’s new program to prepare students for careers in that growing field. 

“The studies are telling us that e-sports will be a billion dollar industry by the end of ...

ABC Anchor Bill Ritter Reacts to Journalists Being Labeled as “Fake News” on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- Bill Ritter, Anchor of Eyewitness News on WABC-TV in the New York Metro Area, recently appeared on One-On-One with Steve Adubato. Adubato asked Ritter his thoughts about the president referring to journalists and members of the media as “fake news” and the “enemy of the people.” 

“Our goal is to report facts and seek the truth wherever they fall ...

Remembering James Lipton: A Look Back at his Appearance on One-On-One with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- James Lipton, Dean of the Actors Studio and Host of the Bravo TV show, Inside the Actors Studio, died today at the age of 93. Today, we take a look back at his appearance on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. 

James Lipton was born in Detroit in 1926. He was first known for his role as Dan Reid, nephew of the Lone Ranger, and later starred for over ten years on the soap opera, ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott Shares Top Film Picks with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- The New York Times’ Chief Film Critic, A.O. Scott, appeared recently on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to share some of his picks for top films of the past decade as well as the past year. 

Fellow New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and Scott compiled their list of the “Most Influential Films of the Decade” at the end of last year based upon ...

School Lockdown Drills Can Traumatize Children NJ Therapist Tells Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- On Thanksgiving Eve, an emergency lockdown was conducted at Montclair High School due to reports of a student with a gun. Officials determined that there was no credible threat and no weapon was found. This excerpt from One-on-One with Steve Adubato addresses school lockdown drills, their social and emotional impact on students, and what parents need to know about these increasingly ...

NJ Senate President Sweeney Discusses Statewide Vaping Ban & Marijuana Legalization on State of Affairs

NEW JERSEY -- Steve Adubato sat down with New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney on State of Affairs to discuss the path forward to marijuana legalization and a new push to ban vaping across the state. 

“It’s an epidemic right now,” Sweeney said, about the vaping crisis. “People are getting sick. It’s worse than cigarettes because cigarettes have a ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

Real Housewives of NJ’s Joe Gorga Offers House-Flipping Tips on One-on-One

NEW JERSEY -- Viewers might best know Joe Gorga, husband of Melissa Gorga and brother to Teresa Guidice, from his stint on Real Housewives of New Jersey, yet these days, he can mostly be found scouring properties in New Jersey’s very hot real estate market. 

Besides his other property investments, Gorga is also a “house-flipper,” meaning someone who buys an undermarket ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato about a Famous Fight Scene Gone Bad

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...

New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker Talks about Ways to Fuel Economic Growth on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- Andrew Zwicker, Chair of the Science, Innovation & Technology Committee in the New Jersey State Assembly, appeared on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato to discuss ways his committee can foster innovation and job growth in the state. 

Zwicker is also a physicist from Princeton University, and Head of Communications and Public Outreach for the university’s Plasma ...

Captain of NY Red Bulls Tells Steve Adubato About His Team’s Commitment to Inspiring Communities

NEW JERSEY -- Luis Robles, Captain & Goal Keeper of the New York Red Bulls soccer team based in Harrison, NJ, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss inspiring kids both on and off the field and his role in raising awareness for pediatric cancer research. 

The entire Red Bulls organization has an ongoing partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health in order to both build ...

Steve Adubato & Former ESPN Host, Bob Ley, Discuss Compensation for College Athletes

NEW JERSEY -- Bob Ley, former host of “Outside the Lines,” on ESPN, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato recently and came out in support of student athletes receiving pay for their participation on college teams. 

Ley, a multiple Emmy Award-winner, had been the longest tenured on-air employee of the sports network. He joined ESPN just three days after their launch in ...

Alan Alda Tells Steve Adubato How M*A*S*H TV Series Changed His Life

NEW JERSEY -- On a recent episode of One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Emmy-Award winning actor Alan Alda discussed his role in the groundbreaking TV series M*A*S*H. Not only did the show make him a better writer and actor, Alda said, M*A*S*H “changed his life in many ways.” 

M*A*S*H aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983 and was one of the highest-rated shows in the history of ...

Chef Ariel Fox Shares Secrets from Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- Ariel Fox, Concept Executive Chef for Dos Caminos in New York, and winner of Hell’s Kitchen, Season 18, shared her secrets for success in the competitive and challenging culinary world on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. 

Adubato first asked her about her experiences with Gordon Ramsay, host of Hell’s Kitchen. Fox said she’s always been thick-skinned and ...

Steve Adubato Talks Sopranos Prequel and Gandolfini Legacy with Actor Matt Servitto

NEW JERSEY -- Teaneck, NJ native, actor Matt Servitto, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the upcoming Sopranos prequel movie currently being filmed in New Jersey.

Servitto, who played FBI Special Agent Dwight Harris on the show, said that with this year being the 20th anniversary of the airing of the Sopranos, James Gandolfini has been on his mind a lot these ...