Joan Lunden | Christine C. Quinn | Steve Adubato | One on One

Joan Lunden | Christine C. Quinn | Steve Adubato | One on One


ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE ON AT WNET CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE ADUBATO AND THE CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION ON 25 GREAT YEARS OF BROADCASTING JI I’M BERNIE FLYNN AT NEW JERSEY MANUFACTURERS INSURANCE COMPANY WE BELIEVE THAT ALL CITIZENS NEED TO BE INFORMED ABOUT THE IMPORTANT ISSUES THAT EFFECT THEIR DAILY LIVES. THAT’S WHY WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT PROGRAMMING PRODUCED BY CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION AND THEIR PARTNERS IN PUBLIC TELEVISION THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO IS BROUGHT TO YOU FROM THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER FUNDING HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK SUN NATIONAL BANK NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS PROUD TO SUPPORT EDUCATION IN OUR COMMUNITIES UNITED WATER MAKING THE PLANET SUSTAINABLE IS THE BEST JOB ON EARTH COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS CONNECTING LEARNING AND LIFE THE MERCK COMPANY FOUNDATION AND BY FEDWAY ASSOCIATES INC PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE STAR LEDGER AND NJ.COM EVERYTHING JERSEY AND BY THE NEW JERSEY BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION AND ITS MONTHLY MAGAZINE NEW JERSEY BUSINESS THIS IS ONE ON ONE WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD THAT THEY WERE DOING CHARLIE ROSE DIDN’T YOU GO “WHAT?!?” PEOPLE LIKE LAUGHING AT OTHERS SO I DON’T MIND IF THE OTHER IS ME SEE YOU GO RIGHT INTO YOUR CHARACTER THAT’S WHAT IT IS I’M BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER A HALF AN HOUR EACH WEEK I MEAN I’M DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL AND SO I DO FEEL SUCCESSFUL HI I’M STEVE ADUBATO WELCOME TO THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS HERE AT LINCOLN CENTER IT IS MY HONOR AND MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE AN ICON IN OUR INDUSTRY AND ALSO A BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOAN LUNDEN JOINS US SHE’S WON MANY AWARDS AS A BROADCASTER SHE’S WRITTEN EIGHT BESTSELLING BOOKS AND YOU HONOR US BY BEING HERE THANK YOU SO MUCH WELL THANK YOU IT’S MY PLEASURE I WANN ASK, WE WERE TALKING BEFORE WE GOT ON THE AIR THAT PEOPLE KNOW YOU FROM “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” TWO DECADES GIVE ME THE YEARS FOR “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” YOU KNOW I STARTED THERE IN ABOUT 1977 BUT I BECAME THE HOST THE OFFICIAL HOST IN 1980 AND I WAS THERE FOR 20 YEARS ORIGINALLY WITH… ORIGINALLY… WE GOT THE EARLIER PICTURES YOU READY? OKAY OKAY DAVID HARTMAN DAVID HARTMAN YES SO OKAY THAT WAS MY, I WAS WITH DAVID FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS RIGHT AND THEN CHARLIE GIBSON AND YOU KNOW I REALLY FOUGHT HARD TO GET CHARLIE GIBSON I JUST THOUGHT HE WAS TERRIFIC HE WAS A CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT AND HE HAD THAT KIND OF EVERYMAN MAN’S LOOK A LITTLE SELF DEPRECATING KIND OF MUSHY JUST A GREAT GUY AND MY LITTLE GIRL’S GREW UP [LAUGHTER] IN THE STUDIO I BROUGHT ALL 3 OF MY OLDER GIRLS TO WORK WITH ME FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS BECAUSE I WAS A BREASTFEEDING MOM AND THAT WAS, TO SAY “TRAILBLAZING” YEAH THAT WAS SO OUTSIDE THE BOX IN 1980 I REMEMBER BARBARA WALTERS COMING IN ONE DAY AND WALKING UP PAST MY DRESSING ROOM AND RIGHT BEYOND MY DRESSING ROOM I HAD A 2ND DRESSING ROOM AND LITTLE BABY JAMIE WHO’S 32 NOW SHE WAS IN HER LITTLE CRIB AND SHE WAS STANDING THERE LOOKING AT THIS AND I SAID “WHAT?” AND SHE SAID “IF I HAD EVER ASKED TO BRING MY CHILD TO WORK WITH ME IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE ASKING TO BRING YOUR DOG ALONG WITH YOU AT WORK, WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY?” THAT’S LIKE, IT WAS UNHEARD OF SHE SAID “AS A MATTER OF FACT I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT I COULD ASK THAT” AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED THAT I GOT THE CALL FROM MY AGENT AND I WAS SITTING IN MY DESK AT EYEWITNESS NEWS I WAS A STREET REPORTER WEEKEND ANCHOR AND THEY SAID “YOU HAVE THE JOB. YOU’RE THE NEW HOST OF GOOD MORNING AMERICA”. 30 MINUTES LATER THAT SAME PHONE RANG IT WAS MY GYNECOLOGIST [LAUGHTER] “YOU’RE PREGNANT WITH YOUR FIRST CHILD” WOW AND IT WAS JUST THIS LIKE DELIGHT? DILLEMA? WHAT AM I GONNA DO? WIL I BE ABLE TO DO IT? AND THEY STILL WENT ON WITH IT AND HRIED ME AND I, IT WAS A HUGE TRANSITION YOU GO FROM YOU’RE GOING OUT IN THE FIELD SHOOTING A STORY AND PUTTING IT TOGETHER TO BE “LIVE”. EVERYTHING LIVE. AND THAT IS A BIG TRANSITION JUST YEAH YOU KNOW GOING BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS MAKING SURE EACH INTERVIEW, DOING EIGHT INTERVIEWS A MORNING BEING LIVE FOR TWO HOURS WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR YOU? WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR YOU? UM IT WAS THE BEST SEAT FROM WHICH TO VIEW THE WORLD AND HISTORY WHY? YOU’RE RIGHT AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING I MEAN EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IT’S COMING IN TO YOU AND YOU TELL THE WORLD I MEAN DOES IT GET ANY BETTER I MEAN I LOVED IT WHAT TIME DID YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING? 3:30. THAT WASN;T THE BEST PART OF IT. 3:30 MONDAY – FRIDAY 20 YEARS. SOMETIMES… AND HAD THREE CHILDREN WHILE DOING THAT AND I SOMETIMES LOOK BACK AND I SAY “WAIT A MINIUTE? THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE” THE OTHER DAY I WAS LOOKING FOR A PIECE OF FOOTAGE AND I LOOKED THROUGH JUST ONE YEAR OUT OF MY 20 YEARS THERE AND I SAW THIS SCHEDULE AND I SAID “WAIT A SECOND. THERE’S GOTTA BE A MISTAKE HERE I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN IN THAT MANY COUNTRIES IN ONE MONTH” AND I WENT BACK AND I THOUGHT “OH MY GOD IT’S ACTUALLY TRUE” I MEAN I SOMETIMES LOOK BACK AND JUST SAY “I DON’T KNOW HOW, I DON’T KNOW HOW I DID IT” BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU’RE IN THIS MOST INCREDIBLE POSITION AND YOU JUST PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER YOU KNOW YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING AND PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER AND IT’S NOT JUST FOR THE PAYCHECK IT’S FOR THE EXPERIENCE IT’S JUST AN AMAZING LIFESTYLE YOU KNOW, TRUE, AND YOU WERE IN THIS INCREDIBLE STUATION TRAILBLAZER ON SO MANY LEVELS THEN YOU TALK ABOUT BARBARA WALTERS COMING IN AND BEING SHOCKED AT YOU KNOW HOW YOU WERE JUGGLING AND BALANCING BUT THE OTHER PART OF IT THAT FASCINATES ME IS THAT YOU WERE JUST SAYING BEFORE WE GET ON THE AIR WHICH LEADS TO THIS OTHER PART OF THE DISCUSSION THAT I BELIEVE YOU SAID IN 1990 YOU’RE IN THE HEIGHT OF YOUR… YEAH YOUR, YOUR IT! YEAH YOU’RE DOIN IT, RIGHT? SET IT UP FOR FOLKS BECAUSE YOU’RE DOING AN INTERVIEW I THINK YOU SAID WITH SOMEONE FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION I HAD SOMEBODY ON FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WE WERE DOING THIS LITTLE QUIZ FOR THE VIEWERS “ARE YOU AT RISK FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE” AND WITH EVERY SINGLE QUESTION I WAS FAILING IN THIS TEST AND YOU KNOW 3 BABIES LATER IT’S ALWAYS THAT LAST 10-15 POUNDS YOU DON’T COMPLETELY LOSE WELL I MEAN 3 TIMES 15 IS 45 ANYWAY YOU MULTIPLY IT. I WAS REALLY THE MASTER OF DISGUISE AS FAR AS DRESSING EVERYDAY NO WAY! YOU KNOW WHEN YOU TELL ME WHEN I WAS GOING TO EXERCISE I MEAN I HAD THIS LIFE OF JUST LIKE RUNNING AS FAST AS YOU CAN TO TRY AND KEEP UP WHICH IS WHAT EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW RIGHT ABOUT WOMEN AND HOW WE’RE DEALING WITH WORKING OUTSIDE THE HOME AND DOING EVERYTHING INSIDE THE HOME EXCEPT I WAS IN AN INCREDIBLY DEMANDING POSITION WITH JUST THE LOGISTICAL SCHEDULE THAT WAS, THAT I FOUND DELIGHTFUL BUT IT WAS ALSO A NIGHTMARE AND I HAD JUST NOT TAKEN THOSE POUNDS OFF AND HERE I WAS TURNING 40 AND I SAID “YOU KNOW WHAT? 20 YEARS FROM NOW, 30 YEARS FROM NOW, I DON’T WANNA BE STANDING ON THE SIDELINES, I WANT TO BE RUNNING IN THE RACE” SO YOU STILL WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? I AM GOING TO CHANGE MY… YOU CHANGED WHAT? …LIFE. I HIRED A FITNESS TRAIR AND THERE WAS A GYM RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” LIKE HOW HARD CAN THIS BE? A WALK ACROSS THE STREET. AND I, BUT I NOT ONLY… YOU CHANGE YOR DIET? TOTALLY. AND I MEAN FOR ME I TOOK IT ON SERIOUSLY I’LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH AS A JOB. AS A JOB JUST AS IMPORTANT AS ANY OTHER JOB I HAD. I STUDIED. I LEARNED EVERYTHING THAT I COULD LEARN ABOUT NUTRITION AND HEALTHY COOKING AND I REALLY, ABSOLUTELY CHANGED THE WAY I ATE. THE WAY I FED MY FAMILY. THE WAY I LIVED MY LIFE. AND I, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT LOSING A FEW SIZES. IT CHANGES YOUR PERSONALITY. YOU BECOME MORE ENGAGED IN LIFE INSTEAD OF BEING TIRED ALL THE TIME YOU BECOME IN CHARGE OF YOUR OWN ENERGY AND THAT’S HUGE. AND THAT’S WHAT YOUR BOOKS ARE ABOUT. YES BY THE WAY NATALIE OUR PRODUCER IS IN MY EAR RIGHT NOW NATALIE CAN WE POP UP SOME OF THE BOOKS AND JOAN CAN JUST TALK ABOUT THEM GIVE US 30 SECONDS ON EACH ONE OF THEM WELL EVERYWHERE I WENT EVERYBODY WANTED TO KNOW HOW DID YOU DO IT? HOW DID YOU DO IT? AND MY… YOU STARTED WRITING MY KIDS GOT TIRED OF HEARING IT THEY’RE THE ONES THAT SAID “WOULD YOU WRITE A BOOK ALREADY!” WAS THAT THE FIRST? NO THAT WASN’T THE FIRST. I WROTE HEALTHY COOKING AND HEALTHY LIVING AND THIS ONE I WROTE RIGHT AT THE TIME I WAS LEAVING “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” AND I REMEMBER AS I WAS LEAVING AND ALL THESE INTERVIEWERS WOULD SAY “OH MY GOD! WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO NEXT? YOU CAN NEVER TOP THIS.” AND I THOUGHT “WELL WAIT A SECOND YOU KNOW THE NEXT CHAPTER CAN JUST BE A DIFFERENT CHAPTER” RIGHT I’VE DONE SO MANY THINGS SINCE I LEFT “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” IN ADDITION TO WRITING A LOT MORE BOOKS AND DOING OTHER TV SHOWS AND OPENED A WOMEN’S SUMMER CAMP RIGHT UP IN MAINE THAT I DO EVERY SUMMER AND I HAVE A COUPLE HUNDRED WOMEN COME FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES AND I HAVE A CHANCE TO INSPIRE THEM AND MOTIVATE THEM IS THAT THE CAMP? OH HERE, THAT’S UP IN MAINE ON A BEAUTIFUL LAKED CALLED LONG LAKE. I MEAN MY HUSBAND OWNS SUMMER CAMP SO I SAW THIS INCREDIBLE FACILITY AND THOUGHT “WAIT A MINUTE. I’M ALWAYS OUT TALKING TO WOMEN’S GROUPS. WHY DON’T I HAVE A GROUP OF WOMEN COME IN HERE THEY CAN CLIMB THE WALL THEY CAN YOU KNOW DO LITTLE CERAMICS” AND I”LL GET THEM TO TRY PILATES OR KICKBOXING OR YOGA ON THE DOCKS IN THE MORNING AS THE SUN IS COMING UP AND IT’S TRANSFORMATIONAL FOR A LOT OF THESE WOMEN THEY REALLY TAKE BACK OWNERSHIP OF THEIR HEALTH AND THEIR HAPPINESS JOAN COME BACK BECASE WE TALK ABOUT SO MANY THINGS ONE OF THE BOOKS THAT I WANT TO PLUG HERE IS “HEALTHY LIVING”. TALK ABOUT THAT WELL ALSO, “HEALTHY LIVING” WAS KIND OF A NATURAL EXTENSION AFTER “HEALTHY COOKING” WHICH WAS ALL ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT. HEALTHY LIVING BECAME MORE ABOUT “LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF” LIKE I REMEMBER AFTER I LOST THE WEIGHT I WENT AND I CLIMBED THE GRAND TETONS AND A LOT OF THE GRAND WHAT? THE GRAND TETONS. I’M FROM NEW JERSEY I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS [LAUGHTER] YOU EVER HEARD OF JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING? YEAH I MEAN THE TETONS… WHY THAT? BECAUSE I JOINED THIS GYM AND THIS GYM FELT THAT IF THEY ALWAYS JUST HAD YOU COME IN TO JUST WORK OUT YOU WOULDN’T CONTINUE IT. SO THEY MADE YOU SIGN UP FOR SOME SPORTING EVENT AND YOU COULD DO A 5K YOU COULD DO THIS YOU COULD RIDE WATER RAFT I SIGNED UP FOR THE, TO BE A CLIMBER. SO THEY TRAINED US IN THAT AND THEY SAID “AUTOMATICALLY IN YOUR BRAIN YOU ARE NOW AN ATHLETE IN TRAINING” AND YOU TAKE ON A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE TO WORKING OUT AND I HAD A GOAL NOW I WILL TELL YOU THAT ON THE SIGHT OF THE MOUNTAIN WITH ALL LIKE, WITH 30 TWENTYSOMETHINGS, AND HERE I AM 41 AND I WOULD SAY “WHAT WAS I THINKING? LIKE WHY DID I SIGN UP FOR THIS?” BUT I GOTTA TELL YOU, WHEN I CAME BACK DOWN FROM THAT MOUNTAIN I LITERALLY STOOD IN THAT PARKING LOT AND SAID “IF I COULD PUSH MYSELF SO FAR BEYOND THAT LIMIT, WHAT ELSE COULD I DO IN MY LIFE? WHAT OTHER LIMITS CAN I PUSH MYSELF BEYOND?” AND JOAN LISTEN IN THE TIME WE HAVE LEFT IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE YOU TALK ABOUT THAT SO THERE’S A LARGER MESSAGE FOR ALL THE WOMEN WATCHING RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS? TO ME, BESIDES THE OBVIOUS OF “HONOR YOUR BODY AND STAY HEALTHY BECAUSE WHAT YOU DO TODAY THE INVESTMENT YOU MAKE TODAY WILL DETERMINE THE WUALITY OF YOUR LIFE” I ALSO SAY “THE WHOLE POINT OF LIFE IS TO KEEP REINVENTING YOURSELF AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF”. I HAVE BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR. YOU KNOW. I DIDN’T WANT TO JUST SIT AROUND WAITING FOR THAT NEXT CALL WHEN THEY WANT YOU ON THE AIR AND SO WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS DID I WANT TO PRODUCE. HEALTH AND WELLNESS. THINGS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY. YOU KNOW. AND I TEAMED UP WITH A COMPANY OUT OF BELGIUM AND WE’RE PRODUCING A NEW LINE OF HEALTHY NONSTICK COOKWEAR IT’S NOT MADE WITH THE OLD, YOUR MOTHER’S NONSTICK THAT WE’VE ALL BEEN EATING ON WHICH IS YOU KNOW NOW BEEN LINKED TO CANCER AND ALZHEIMER’S, THIS IS A CERAMIC COATED COOKWEAR THAT WE INTRODUCED IN BED, BATH & BEYOND A COUPLE MONTHS AGO WHAT ABOUT YOUR SKIN CARE? I ALSO REPRESENT, THERE, I REPRESENT “RESURGENCE” WHICH IS A WAY TO KEEP YOUR SKIN NOT JUST BEAUTIFUL BUT HEALTHY. PART OF LOOKING BEAUTIFUL IS STAYING VIBRANT AND HAVING HEALTHY SKIN SO LET ME DO THIS BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THESE CONVERSATIONS/INTERVIEWS YOU WISH WENT ON FOREVER [LAUGHTER] BUT ON THE OTHER HALF OF THIS SHOW WE’RE TALKING TO CHRISTINE QUINN YEAH WHO YOU MAY KNOW ANOTHER STRONG-MINDED WOMAN WHO HAS A LOT OF ADVICE FOR FOLKS TOO. LISTEN YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO MANY AND YOU CONTINUE TO TRAIL, SET UP A TRAIL FOR YOURSELF BUT ALSO SAY TO FOLKS THAT “YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR THAT CALL YOU CAN DECIDE FOR YOURSELF” OH. I GOTTA TELL YOU A FRIEND, A FAMILY FRIEND WHEN I WAS 23 YEARS OLD SAID IN PASSING “YOU OUGHTTA CONSIDER TELEVISION NEW YOU KNOW THE FCC’S BEEN PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON LOCAL STATIONS” AND I WENT HOME AND I PICKED UP THE PHONE AND I CALLED THE NEWS DIRECTOR AT A LOCAL STATION NO ONE WAS GOING TO COME TO MY HOUSE RIGHT I MADE THAT CALL. AND THAT’S HOW YOU ADVANCE YOURSELF WELL YOU’VE SET A VERY HIGH BAR FOR NOT JUST YOURSELF BUT FOR EVERYONE ELSE. JOAN I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND YOU HONOR US BY BEING HERE OH THANK YOU. YOU SET A VERY HIGH BAR FOR ALL OF US IN THIS BUSINESS OH WELL THANKS THANK YOU JOAN, I APPRECIATE ALL OF IT I APPRECIATE IT I’M STEVE ADUBATO STAY TUNED WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. THANK YOU FOR… IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM OR IF YOU’D LIKE TO EXPRESS AN OPINION EMAIL US AT [email protected] VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ONEONONE.ORG OR FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ STEVEADUBATOPHD CHRISTINE QUINN IS THE CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER AND SHE ALSO HAPPENS TO BE AT THIS A CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF THE GREAT CITY OF NEW YORK. HOW YOU DOING? I’M GOOD. I’M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU? DOING GREAT. LAST TIME YOU JOINED US WAS A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND THAT’S RIGHT YOUWERE NOT A CANDIDATE I WAS NOT AN OFFICIAL CANDIDATE THEN NO. AND I JUST WANNA REPEAT YOUR I ALWAYS SAY DISCLOSE BUT YOU DO HAVE A CONNECTION TO WNET BUT IT’S NOT A FIDUCIARY ONE? NO [LAUGHTER] [LAUGHTER] THAT IS TRUE. THAT IS TRUE. ONE OFMY FIRST JOBS IN NEW YORK WAS AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE FRIENDS OF CHANNEL THIRTEEN SO A GROUP OF WOMEN WHO DID FUNDRAISING FOR CHANNEL THIRTEEN AND I WAS THE ASSISTANT TO THE STAFF PERSON THE WOMAN WHO RAN THAT ORGANIZATION. AND YOU LOVE CHANNEL THIRTEEN? I DO. I JUST WANNA GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY THERE YOU GO OKAY. YOU KNOW IT’S INTERESTING IS, AND I’M, I HAD SAID THIS TO YOU BEFORE WE GOT ON THE AIR, WE ALSO HAVE THE DIRECTOR OF THE MOVIE “KOCH” ON TODAY WE’RE TAPING HERE AT OUR STUDIOS OUR WNET TISCH STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER AND THERE’S A PART OF IT WITH YOU IN THERE YEAH HAS TO DO WITH, YOU’RE TRYING TO GET PAST, IN THE COUNCIL, THE CITY COUNCIL, THE KOCH… WE’RE RENAMING THE BRIDGE RIGHT OKAY. IT WAS FASCINATING. GO OUT AND FIND A WAY TO SEE “KOCH” [LAUGHTER] THERE’S A PART WITH YOU IN THERE. SO I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU, I SAY “ED KOCH” YOU SAY? NEW YORK. I MEAN HE WAS SYNONYMOUS, IS SYNONYMOUS, WITH NEW YORK. THE OTHER THING I THINK ED KOCH IS SYNONYMOUS WITH IS THE GUY WHO BROUGHT US BACK FROM LITERALLY THE BRINK OF BANKRUPTCY AND IN ESSENCE TOTAL COLLAPSE AS A CITY AND IT’S HARD IN NEW YORK CITY IN 2013 TO EVEN THINK ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE THEN. AND WHEN YOU SEE SOME OF THE IMAGES OF HIM IN THE SUBWAYS THEN COVERED WITH FILTH AND GRAFFITI IT’S HARD TO REMEMBER. BUT HE REALLY DID, THE CITY WAS THAT BLEAK AND HE WAS SO GREAT A BRIDGE IS NAMED AFTER HIM VERSUS A STREET HE WAS THAT BRIDGE THAT BROUGHT US BACK AND PEOPLE MIGHT SAY “WELL WHAT WERE THE EXACT POLICIES AND HOW DID HE DO IT?” HE WAS A FORCE OF NATURE. THAT’S HOW HE DID IT. HE JUST THROUGH THE ENORMITY OF HIS PERSONALITY THE ENORMITY OF HIS LOVE FOR NEW YORK HE JUST MADE IT HAPPEN CHRISTINE DID HE CHANGE WHAT THE JOB FOREVER WOULD BE? YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK ED KOCH CHANGED WHAT THE JOB OF MAYOR WOULD BE AND I THINK HE CHANGED TO SOME DEGREE THE STANDARD BY WHICH IT’S JUDGED TALK ABOUT THAT WELL HE DID IT 24-7. IT WAS HIM. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN HIS BOOK WAS CALLED “MAYOR” WHEN ONE OF HIS BOOKS WAS CALLED “MAYOR” CAUSE IT WAS JUST, IT WAS ALL TOGETHER. SO ANY IDEA THAT YOU COULD BE THE MAYOR FROM YOU KNOW 9-7 OR 8-7 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT HE TOOK THAT AWAY I MEAN YOU HAD TO BE YOU HAVE TO KNOW BE ALL IN AS MAYOR AND I THINK ED KOCH WAS THE ONE WHO SET THAT STANDARD IN A WAY THAT IS NOW NEVER TO BE REMOVED AND HE ALSO WAS SO KIND OF OUT THERE SO KIND OF ENGAGED FOR THE PEOPLE SO WANTING TO HEAR “HOW AM I DOING?” DIRECTLY FROM NEW YORKERS THAT I THINK IN A GREAT WAY EMPOWERED NEW YORKERS TO FEEL GREATER OWNERSHIP OVER THE MAYOR OF THIS CITY AND THAT’S AN AMAZING THING FOR OUR CITY AND OUR DEMOCRACY AND SOMETIMES PARTICULARLY IN THAT MOVIE THEY TOLD HIM WHICH WAS HARD TO HEAR PARTICULARLY AS HE RAN FOR THAT FOURTH TERM. SO IN THAT SPIRIT YES THEY DID TELL HIM YEAH IT WAS HARD TO HEAR YES AND SO IN THAT SPIRIT OF “HOW ARE YOU DOING” OR “HOW AM I DOING?” WHEN YOUR OUT THERE AND YOU MAKE THIS TRANSITION OR TRY TO MAKE THIS TRANSITION, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TRANSITION FROM BEING THE SPEAKER OF THIS LEGISLATIVE BODY TO THIS IDEA OF TRYING TO BECOME THE CHEIF EXECUTIVE OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY AND COMPLEX CITY? ONE OF THE TRANSITIONS I STRUGGLED WITH A LITTLE IS YOU KNOW I’M SO NOW AFTER 7 1/2 YEARS USED TO BEING THE SPEAKER I WANT TO RESPOND TO WHAT NEW YORKERS SAY WITH AN IMMEDIATE SOLUTION. WE USED TO SAY WHEN WE WERE PLANNING MY STATE OF THE CITY SPEECH IS “WHAT’S 12 MONTHABLE?” [LAUGHTER] “WE NEED TO DELIVER!” I DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE SPEECHES THAT WERE PLATITUDES. I WANTED “12 MONTHABLES” SO WHEN I STOOD UP AGAIN AND GAVE A SPEECH I COULD SAY WHAT I HAD DELIVERED. BUT WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING FOR MAYOR YOU NEED TO PUT OUT A VISION AND YOU NEED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE LONG TERM AND THAT’S HARD BECAUSE I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY TO SOMEBODY “WHEN I SAW YOU LAST WEEK, YOU TOLD ME X AND HERE IT IS! IT’S DONE!” CAUE I’M REALLY OBSESSED WITH FOLLOWUP AND ALL OF THAT BUT WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING NOT FOR RE-ELECTION BUT FOR A NEW POSITION THAT’S A HIGHER LEVEL YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH A LITTLE BIT OF AN EVOLUTION THERE AND RECOGNIZE THAT SOME THINGS ARE NOT “12 MONTBHABLE” THEY’RE IN FACT WITHIN THE POWER OF THE MAYOR NOT THE SPEAKER AND WE CAN ONLY REALLY SOLVE WHEN WE GET TO THAT POINT BUT THE GREAT THING IS NEW YORKERS WANT TO ENGAGE. SO WE LAUNCHED RECENTLY, OFFICIALLY DECLARED MY CAMPAIGN AND WE’RE DOING A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT KIND OF A THING IN THE CAMPAIGN WE’RE DOING THESE “WALK AND TALK” TOURS SO THE DAY I DECLARED WE KICKED OFF “WALK AND TALK” WITH CHRIS AND I WENT TO FIVE DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS ONE IN EACH BOROUGH AND WALKED AND TALKED WITH NEW YORKERS AND THEY CAME UP AND THEY TOLD ME THEY WERE WORRIED ABOUT TO QUOTE MR. COBB AND BED STUY THE SOCIAL ILLS PLAGUING YOUNG MEN IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD. A MOM TOLD ME SHE WAS SICK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BEING SO ADVERSARIAL AGAINST HER DAUGHTER WHO HAS AUTISM A VENDOR TOLD ME HE WAS THRILLED WE’D REDUCED THE FINES BUT WORRIED ABOUT WORK PEOPLE ARE REALLY ENGAGED AND THEY WANT TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS AND THEY WANT THEIR GOVERNMENT TO BE ABOUT RESPONDING TO THEIR REAL LIFE CONCERNS WHEN YOU’RE OUT THERE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY YOU MET AS WELL? YEAH LET’S TALK ABOUT STATEN ISLAND, QUEENS? YEP BREEZY POINT. TALK ABOUT SOME OF THAT SO BOTH IN MY WORK RIGHT AFTER SANDY AND THEN IN THESE WALK AND TALK TOURS I’M HEARING FROM PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN IMPACTED BY SANDY. PEOPLE WHO’VE LOST FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE STORM. PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES IN THE STORM. PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEEN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS DEVASTATED. AND WHAT THEY REALLY WANT NOW IS A COUPLE THINGS I MEAN ONE, THEY WANT NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN, THERE’S THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE STILL IN QUEENS UNFORTUNATELY WITHOUT FULL POWER AND ELECTRICITY ABOUT 2,000 AS I UNDERSTAND IT THEY DON’T WANT TO BE FORGOTTEN. THEY ALSO WANT CLARITY. WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO NOW? DO I NEED TO RAISE MY HOME HIGHER? CAN MY HOME GET BOUGHT OUT? IS IT BETTER FOR ME NOT TO GO BACK? THEY WANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT IN A WAY SO THAT THEY CAN PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES MOST CLEARLY. I WAS OUT IN A NEIGHBORHOOD IN STATEN ISLAND THAT NEIGHBORHOOD WAS DEVASTATED DEVASTATED. AND THEY REALLY, MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE DECIDDED THEY DONT WANNA GO BACK. THEY’RE NOT LOOKING TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY. THEY’RE GONE? WELL… ARE THEY LEAVING THE ISLAND? NO. NO NO NO NO NO. NOT ONE. WHO SAID THAT WHEN THEY SAY THEY’RE…? THEY DON’T WANNA GO BACK TO THEIR HOMES OH OKAY BECAUSE THEIR HOMES WERE ON A WETLAND BASICALLY. AND THEY REALIZE IT’S BETTER FOR ALL OF US IF WE BUY THEIR HOMES OUT AND WE MAKE THAT PART OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AN ADDITION TO THE BLUE BELT THAT WAS GONNA GET BUILT IN ADDITION TO THE PARK TO CREATE A NATURAL BARRIER AGAINST THE NEXT STORM. ALL OF THEM WERE STAYING ON STATEN ISLAND TRUST ME YOU COULDN’T PRY THEM OFF STATEN ISLAND RIGHT THAT WAS THE GOOD THING OF IT BUT THEY REALLY ADVOCATED FOR THEMSELVES THEY DID A PETITION THEY SENT IT TO ME TO THE MAYOR TO THE GOVERNOR AND SAID “MAKE THIS PART OF A FEMA BUYOUT PROGRAM” AND THEY SAW WHY THAT WAS SMART FOR THEMSELVES AND ALSO FOR THE ISLAND. YOU KNOW WHEN PEOPLE REALLY WANT US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE IDEA OF A NETWORK OF BARRIERS THAT WILL HARDEN THE EXTERIOR OF NEW YORK. SOME OF THOSE WILL BE MAN MADE. SOME OF THEM WON’T. THEY’LL BE OYSTER BEDS, THEY’LL BE PARKS, THEY’LL BE BLUE BELTS. BUT PEOPLE REALLY WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. WE’VE ALSO PASSED LEGISLATION IN THE COUNCIL AROUND HOW HOMES GET ELEVATED. BECAUSE WHAT WE SAW IN NEW ORLEANS IN KATRINA WHEN FEMA DID NEW FLOODMAPS AND PEOPLE HAD TO ELEVATE THEIR HOMES LITERALLY LIFE THEM UP, NOBODY REGULATED IT. PEOPLE GOT RIPPED OFF WHAT DO YOU MEAN? SO IN SOME… IN TERMS OF THE COST? THE QUALITY OF WORK? NO ONE REGULATED WHO COULD DO IT. THE QUALITY OF THE WORK. WHO WAS AUTHORIZED TO DO IT. HOW MUCH IT SHOULD COST. WE HAD STORIES OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS HAD HOUSES LITERALLY FALLING IN ON THEM HOW ARE YOU REGULATING THAT NOW FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH THAT ISSUE? SO WE PASSED LEGISLATION THAT REQUIRES A PARTICULAR CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR THE PLANS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING REQUIRES THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS TO DO SPOT CHECKS ON THE ELEVATION WORK. REALLY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE WORK IS BEING DONE CORRECTLY AND THE FOLKS IN NEW ORLEANS WERE REALLY HELPFUL IN GIVING US INFORMATION SO WE DON’T REALLY CREATE THE SAME MISTAKES THAT THEY MADE BEYOND THE PUBLIC POLICY QUESTIONS. BEYOND THESE VERY COMPLEX DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND REALLY PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES AND PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM SANDY, THE HISTORIC NATURE OF THIS SITUATION, HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE TALK ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR YOU BEING THE FIRST WOMAN THE FIRST OPENLY GAY CANDIDATE WHO HAS A SHOT OF BECOMING MAYOR AND DO YOU THINK MUCH ABOUT THAT OR DO YOU JUST GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? YOU KNOW I DON’T REALLY THINK MUCH ABOUT IT. BECAUSE BEING OPENLY LGBT, BEING A WOMAN, IT’S JUST WHO I AM, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN LIKE ANYBODY YOU DON’T, YOU GET UP AND YOU GO ABOUT YOUR DAY AND YOU DO YOUR WORK AND… DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY. THAT’S ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS FOR ME IS THERE IS NO TYPICAL DAY. BUT… AND HOLD ON. CAN I SHARE THAT I KNOW ON THE WEEKENDS YOU HAVE A TOUGH EXERCISE ROUTINE? [LAUGHTER] WE DO. KIM AND I STARTED SPINNING. WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YUP YUP WE DID DO YOU WANT TO SHARE THIS? AND KIM? YOUR WIFE KIM MY WIFE, KIM, WE STARTED DOING SPINNING CLASSES YOU LOVE SPINNING? I DO. AND CAN WE TELL PEOPLE MY STAFF DOESN’T BELIEVE THIS THE TOUGHEST EXERCISE AROUND. SPINNING. ABSOLUTELY YOU ARE DRENCHED YOU ARE EXHAUSTED EVERY MUSCLE IN YOUR BODY HURTS IT WAS FUNNY THAT THE WEEK WE KICKED OFF THE “WALK AND TALK” I WENT SPINNING THAT FRIDAY AND I WAS WALKING THE DOG SATURDAY MORNING AND I WAS LIKE “OH THIS IS A MISTAKE I CAT MOVE MY LEG” AND BY THE WAY I TOLD YOU WHEN I SAW YOU AT THE YEP SPRINGSTEEN CONCERT I TOLD YOU I HAPPENED TO CALL IT “CYCLING” RIGHT I DO NOT CAL IT “SPINNING” RIGHT I CALL IT “SPINNING” OKAY. GO AHEAD. AND THE GOOD THING ABOUT SPINNING IS OR “CYCLING” [LAUGHTER] IS THE MUSIC LOUD SO WHEN YOU’RE SCREAMING IN PAIN YES NOBODY CAN NECESSARILY HEAR YOU YES. BUT IT’S VERY TOUGH GO AHEAD. SO THAT’S YOUR WEEKEND THAT’S MY WEEKEND BUT YOU ALSO DO IT YOU’RE STILL OUT THERE DOING YEAH POLITICS TOTALLY, YEAH, I MEAN YOU KNOW YOU MIGHT BE AT A PARADE YOU MIGHT BE AT A STREET FAIR A COMMUNITY MEETING, A FORUM AND ALSO WE STILL HAVE THE WORK OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE GOVERNMENT BUT YOU KNOW I DON’T WAKE UP AND THINK I’M THE FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER DO NOT THINK THAT? NO. BUT THEN YOU’LL HAVE SOMETHING HAPPEN WHERE A MOTHER WILL RUSH UP WITH THEIR DAUGHTER AND THEY’LL SAY “CAN I TAKE A PICTURE? I WANT HER TO HAVE A PICTURE WITH YOU” OR I’VE HAD YOUNG, WHERE I’VE BEEN AT EVENTS WHERE I’VE GIVEN SPEECHES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LGBT ISSUES AND MOVING FORWARD NOT JUST FOR OURSELVES AS LGBT ADULTS BUT SO CHILDREN WHO ARE IN POSITIONS WHERE THEY CAN’T TALK ABOUT THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION SEE SOMEBODY ON TV OR SEE SOMETHING HAPPEN AND I HAD A MAN COME UP TO ME ONCE AND SAY “I WAS THAT KID. I WAS THAT KID WHO WAS THINKING OF KILLING HIMSELF AND I SAW IT WASN’T ME BUT SO AND SO ON TV, AND IT SAVED ME” AND YOU’RE REMINDED THAT YOU’RE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER WHICH I THINK IT’S GOOD NOT TO THINK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME CAUSE YOU GET A LITTLE KINDA BOGGED DOWN IN IT AND MAYBE MAKES YOU TOO CAUTIOUS IF YOU’RE TOO WORRIED BUT IT’S GOOD TO BE REMINDED THAT YOU’RE IN SOMETHING BIGGER THAN JUST YOURSELF. IN THE COUPLE OF MINUTES WE HAVE LEFT, YOU HAD AN INTERESTING, YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING RELATIONSHIP WITH MAYOR BLOOMBERG IT’S PRODUCTIVE. [LAUGHTER] WHICH THE SAD PART IS THAT’S INTERESTING IN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS AND IT’S PRODUCTIVE YEP. DESCRIBE WHAT THAT MEANS WELL WE GET THINGS DONE. AND YOU KNOW LOOK WHEN I GOT ELECTED SPEAKER I DECIDED THE MAYOR AND I WOULD HAVE A PRODUCTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIP. WHY? BECAUSE TO GET THINGS DONE FOR NEW YORKERS YOU NEED THE EXECUTIVE AND CHIEF LEGISLATOR TO WORK TOGETHER LOOK WHAT HAPPENS IN WASHINGTON. WHEN THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE… LOOK WHAT DOESN’T HAPPEN IN WASHINGTON RIGHT RIGHT SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND THE PRESIDENT ARE UNABLE TO WORK TOGETHER. NOTHING HAPPENS. AND LOOK THE MAYOR AND I AREN’T GONNA ALWAYS AGREE. BUT WE DECIDED FROM DAY ONE WE WOULD TRY TO AGREE AND WHEN WE COULDN’T WE WOULD DISAGREE AGREEABLY. THERE IS NO OTHER FIELD IN THE WORLD WHERE THE TOP TWO PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO FIGHT AND IT’S OKAY! SO EVERYBODY LOOKING TO SEE WHERE DOES SHE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE MAYOR. LETS SEE WHERE CHRISTINE QUINN HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE MAYOR. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO SHOW US ABOUT YOU? EXACTLY. EXACTLY. LOOK I TRY WITH EVERYONE I WORK WITH ADVOCATES, MY COLLEAGUES IN THE COUNCIL, THE MAYOR, TO FIND CONSENSUS. TO FIND POINTS OF COMMONALITY CAUSE THAT’S HOW YOU MOVE THINGS FORWARD BUT WHEN YOU CAN’T, MAYOR AND I HAVE A DISAGREEMENT ON HOMELESS ISSUES, WE COULDN’T AGREE, I FELT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT, I TOOK HIM TO COURT WE WON IN COURT. RIGHT THAT HAPPENS SOMETIMES. BUT YOU CAN’T GET LOST IN IT. YOU HAVE TO MOVE ON. LISTEN I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE. LET ME JUST SAY THAT YOU’VE DONE WELL SINCE YOUR FIRST JOB AT WNET [LAUGHTER] ON BEHALF OF OUR PRESIDENT OF WNET NEIL SHAPIRO WE THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE AT OUR STUDIO THANK YOU AND JUST PROMISE US YOU’LL COME BACK IT’S A DATE. ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO HAS BEEN A PRODUCTION OF THE CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF BROADCAST EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ST JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FUNDING HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK SUN NATIONAL BANK NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS UNITED WATER COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS THE MERCK COMPANY FOUNDATION AND BY FEDWAY ASSOCIATES INC TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY AIR BROOK LIMOUSINE SERVING THE METROPOLITAN NY-NJ AREA THIS HEALTHCARE MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MD ADVANTAGE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW JERSEY CHOOSING A NEW FAMILY DOCTOR CAN BE CONFUSING. 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