ADAM BUCKMAN, Event Moderator

November 4, 2015

Adam Buckman is in demand as a moderator of live, on-stage panel discussions and one-on-one interviews.

To book Adam Buckman for your media event, contact him here: adambuckman14@gmail.com 

Events moderated by Adam Buckman:

‘BREAKTHROUGH’: NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2015

WHAT: New York City premiere and screening of National Geographic Channel’s new science and technology series “Breakthrough.”  Panel discussion with the executive producer and six scientist-participants.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Trish Aelker, Program Manager, Exoskeleton Technologies, Lockheed Martin (Episode: “More Than Human”)

  • Laura Deming, Partner, Longevity Fund (Episode: “The Age of Aging”)

  • Dr. John Dye, Viral Immunology Branch Chief, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (Episode: “Fighting Pandemics”)

  • Eric Fitch, Founder and CEO, Purpose Energy (Episode: “Energy on the Edge”)

  • Kurt Sayenga, Executive Producer, “Breakthrough,” Asylum Entertainment

  • Dr. John Schenck, Senior Principal Scientist, General Electric Global Research Center (Episode: “Decoding the Brain”)

  • Cindy Wallis-Lage, President, Black & Veatch’s Water Business (Episode: “Water Apocalypse”)

Adam Buckman (left) on stage with panelists from the National Geographic Channel science and technology series, "Breakthrough."

Adam Buckman (left) on stage with panelists from the National Geographic Channel science and technology series, “Breakthrough.”

WHERE: Paley Center for Media, New York

SPONSORED BY: National Geographic Channel

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‘THE 2000s: A NEW REALITY’: NEWSMAKERS PANEL

WHEN: July 8, 2015

WHAT: New York premiere and screening followed by a panel discussion with five newsmakers featured in the National Geographic Channel documentary “The 2000s: A New Reality.”

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Donato Dalrymple, the man who found the 6 year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez floating on an inner tube in the waters near Miami in 2000

  • Andy Grignon, part of the development team that created the Apple iPhone

  • Richard Hatch, winner of the first season of “Survivor” on CBS in summer 2000

  • John Keller, hero of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

  • Jane Root, Executive Producer of “The 2000s: A New Reality”

  • Sherron Watkins, whistleblower who told the world about the Enron mess

 WATCH:

WHERE: Paley Center for Media, New York

SPONSORED BY: National Geographic Channel

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AWESOME JOBS: TV SHOWRUNNER

WHEN: Nov. 25, 2013

WHAT: A one-on-one interview with Clyde Phillips, Executive Producer and Showrunner on “Nurse Jackie” and, formerly, “Dexter.”

WHOInterviewer: Adam Buckman, Guest: Clyde Phillips

Adam Buckman (left) with producer Clyde Phillips, November 2013.

Adam Buckman (left) with producer Clyde Phillips, November 2013.

WHERE: NYIT Auditorium, New York

SPONSORED BY: The Center for Communication

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TURN YOUR TELEVISION DREAMS INTO REALITY

WHEN: March 26, 2013

WHAT: A panel discussion with four top network executives involved in developing reality TV shows.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Jason Carey, Vice President of Production, Animal Planet Media

  • Jackie French, Senior Vice President of Production, MTV

  • Anthony Horn, Senior Vice President of Current Programming, truTV

  • Drew Tappon, Vice President of Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming, A&E and BIO

Adam Buckman (inset) with panelists (l-r) Drew Tappon, Jackie French, Anthony Horn and Jason Carey, March 26, 2013

Adam Buckman (inset) with panelists (l-r) Drew Tappon, Jackie French, Anthony Horn and Jason Carey, March 26, 2013

WHERE: NYIT Auditorium, New York

SPONSORED BY: The Center for Communication

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WRITER’S ROOM: IS TV BETTER THAN EVER?

WHEN: Nov. 13, 2012

WHAT: A panel discussion with three top television writers/producers.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Brian Burns, Writer and Executive Producer, “Blue Bloods”

  • Andrew Lenchewski, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer, “Royal Pains”

  • Terence Winter, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer, “Boardwalk Empire”

Adam Buckman (left) with (l-r) panelists Terence Winter ("Boardwalk Empire"), Andrew Lenchewski ("Royal Pains") and Brian Burns ("Blue Bloods"), Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2012.

Adam Buckman (left) with (l-r) panelists Terence Winter (“Boardwalk Empire”), Andrew Lenchewski (“Royal Pains”) and Brian Burns (“Blue Bloods”), Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2012.

WHERE: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Long Island University, Brooklyn campus

SPONSORED BY: The Center for Communication

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HBO: A LOOK INSIDE

WHEN: Nov. 23, 2010

WHAT: A panel discussion for international TV executives on the development process that leads to the creation of HBO’s best shows.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Doug Ellin, Creator and Executive Producer, “Entourage”

  • Michael Lombardo, President of Programming, HBO

  • Terence Winter, Creator and Executive Producer, “Boardwalk Empire”

WHERE: HBO Auditorium, New York

SPONSORED BY: HBO

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DRAMATIC SERIES: A NEW GOLDEN AGE

WHEN: Nov. 16, 2010

WHAT: A panel discussion on dramatic TV series – how they’re developed, pitched, produced and paid for.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Tana Nugent Jamieson, Senior Vice President of Drama Programming, A&E

  • Todd A. Kessler, Co-creator/Executive Producer, “Damages”

  • Joe Lazarov, Producer/Director, “Gossip Girl”

  • Sam Linsky, Senior Vice President of Current Programming, TNT and TBS

Adam Buckman (left) with panelists (l-r) Joe Lazarov, Tana Nugent Jamieson, Todd Kessler and Sam Linsky, Nov. 16, 2010

Adam Buckman (left) with panelists (l-r) Joe Lazarov, Tana Nugent Jamieson, Todd Kessler and Sam Linsky, Nov. 16, 2010

WHERE: HBO Auditorium, New York.

SPONSORED BY: The Center for Communication

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FUNNY BUSINESS: WRITING FOR LATE NIGHT

FUNNY BUSINESS: Five late-night comedy writers came together Tuesday night (March 30) in New York for a panel discussion on the art of comedy writing for television. The writers (front row, l-r): Erik Kenward, “Saturday Night Live”; Bashir Salahuddin, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”; Jason Ross, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"; J.R. Havlan, "The Daily Show"; and Diallo Riddle, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Back row (l-r): Alaina Bendi, Center for Communication; Adam Buckman, moderator, TVHowl.com; and Dr. William Baker, Fordham University. Photo: Center for Communication

FUNNY BUSINESS: Five late-night comedy writers came together Tuesday night (March 30) in New York for a panel discussion on the art of comedy writing for television. The writers (front row, l-r): Erik Kenward, “Saturday Night Live”; Bashir Salahuddin, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”; Jason Ross, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”; J.R. Havlan, “The Daily Show”; and Diallo Riddle, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Back row (l-r): Alaina Bendi, Center for Communication; Adam Buckman, moderator, TVHowl.com; and Dr. William Baker, Fordham University. Photo: Center for Communication

WHEN: March 30, 2010

WHAT: A panel discussion on writing comedy for late-night television.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • J.R. Havlan, Writer, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

  • Erik Kenward, Writer, “Saturday Night Live”

  • Diallo Riddle,Writer, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

  • Jason Ross, Writer, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

  • Bashir Salahuddin, Writer, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Adam Buckman (right) with "Daily Show" writers Jason Ross (left) and J.R. Havlan, New York, March 30, 2010.

Adam Buckman (right) with “Daily Show” writers Jason Ross (left) and J.R. Havlan, New York, March 30, 2010.

WHERE: Pope Auditorium, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York

SPONSORED BY: The Center for Communication

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TV PUBLICITY: THINK OUTSIDE THE TUBE

WHEN: March 23, 2010

WHAT: A panel discussion on the impact of new media on the business of entertainment publicity.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Tobe Becker, Vice President of Program Publicity and Media Relations, HBO

  • Tony Fox, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, MTV Networks Entertainment Group

  • Elissa Johansmeier, Vice President of Publicity and Corporate Communications, Fox Broadcasting Co.

  • John Murphy, Founder, Murphy PR

Adam Buckman (left) with panelist Tony Fox, March 23, 2010.

Adam Buckman (left) with panelist Tony Fox, March 23, 2010.

WHERE: Lang Student Center, The New School, New York

SPONSORED BY:  The Center for Communication

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TWEETS, BLOGS AND POSTS: THE CHANGING ROLES OF ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS

WHEN: Nov. 19, 2009

WHAT: A conversation with journalists, and one Broadway actress, about how traditional, print-based arts and culture criticism is being challenged by “instant” electronic media that allows everyone with a hand-held device to become an amateur critic.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Howard Kissel, former Theater Critic, New York Daily News

  • Michelle Kung, Entertainment Blogger, Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog

  • Sally Murphy, Broadway actress

WHERE: Creative Center at the Manhattan Theatre Club, New York

SPONSORED BY: The Medill (Alumni) Club of Greater New York and NUEA East (Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance East)

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRODUCERS FROM NETWORK MORNING SHOWS

WHEN: Nov. 18, 2009

WHAT: Producers from some of TV’s top morning shows give publicity professionals advice and valuable tips on how they can get the best results when making contact with producers and pitching stories for their shows.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists: 

  • Melissa Lonner, Senior Producer, “The Today Show,” NBC

  • Ramon Parkins, Producer and Entertainment Editor, “CBS Sunday Morning”

  • Scott Stern, Supervising Entertainment Producer, “The Early Show,” CBS

WHERE: The International Cinematographer’s Guild, New York

SPONSORED BY: EPPS – Entertainment Publicists Professional Society

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DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA – THE IMPACT FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONALS

WHEN: Oct. 21, 2009

WHAT: A panel discussion on new social media and the challenges and opportunities these new media present for publicity campaigns.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists: 

  • Shelly Palmer, Host, “Digital Life with Shelly Palmer”

  • Peter DiBart, Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director, Edelman Digital

  • Jim Gaines, Editor-in-Chief, FLYPmedia.com

  • Keith O’Brien, Attention PR

WHERE: The International Cinematographers Guild, New York

SPONSORED BY: EPPS – Entertainment Publicists Professional Society

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A CELEBRATION OF ‘WEEDS’

WHEN: Oct. 25, 2006

WHAT: A panel discussion with cast members and producers of the critically acclaimed Showtime series “Weeds,” plus a special screening of the final episode of the show’s second season.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Elizabeth Perkins, actress and cast member

  • Justin Kirk, actor and cast member

  • Jenji Kohan, Creator and Executive Producer

  • Robert Benabib, Co-executive Producer

WHERE: The Museum of TV and Radio (now The Paley Center for Media), New York

SPONSORED BY: Showtime Networks

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MEET THE TALK-SHOW PRODUCERS

WHEN: July 17, 2006

WHAT: Producers of morning talk shows talk about publicity, publicists and the role they can play in helping the producers plan stories and segments.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists: Various producers

WHERE: The Cutting Room Restaurant and Lounge, New York

SPONSORED BY: EPPS – Entertainment Publicists Professional Society

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A LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSIAL RACE-BASED REALITY SERIES ‘BLACK. WHITE’

WHEN: March 2006

WHAT: Producer and cast members address the hot-button issues surrounding this reality series, in which a black family and white family agreed to “switch races” (through the art of makeup) to learn how the other races live.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Ice Cube, Executive Producer

  • R.J. Cutler, Executive Producer

  • Rose Bloomfield, show participant

  • Bruno Marcotulli, show participant

  • Brian Sparks, show participant

  • Nicholas Sparks, show participant

  • Renee Sparks, show participant

  • Carmen Wurgel, show participant

WHERE: The Museum of TV and Radio (now The Paley Center for Media), New York

SPONSORED BY: FX Networks

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TV WRITING: LATE NIGHT

WHEN: Nov. 2, 2005

WHAT: Writers for late-night talk shows explain how they got their jobs, and what it takes to write everyday for a some of TV’s top-rated personalities.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Doug Abeles, Writer/Producer, “Weekend Update”/“Saturday Night Live”

  • Chris Albers, Writer, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

  • Gerard Mulligan, Writer, “Late Show with David Letterman”

WHERE: HBO Auditorium, New York

SPONSORED BY: The Center for Communication

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MEET THE ENTERTAINMENT-NEWS SHOW PRODUCERS

WHEN: July 27, 2005

WHAT: Producers of entertainment-news and -documentary shows talk about their jobs, and give tips on what they expect from publicity professionals.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

  • Suzanne Ross, Executive Producer, “E! True Hollywood Story”

[Others]

WHERE: Dillon’s Restaurant, New York

SPONSORED BY: EPPS – Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, New York

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A LOOK AT ENTERTAINMENT PUBLICITY

WHEN: April 28, 2004

WHAT: “Entertainment PR Campaigns”: A panel of top PR people talk about their careers and work.

WHO:

Moderator: Adam Buckman

Panelists:

 • Marc Leipis, Spokesman, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Saturday Night Live”

[Others]

WHERE: The Screening Room, Bryant Park Hotel, New York

SPONSORED BY: EPPS – Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, New York

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Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

Now available on Amazon: My book ‘JERK’

March 6, 2015
Click on the pic to order "JERK" today!

Click on the pic to order “JERK” today!

It’s here!

Welcome to “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” by Adam Buckman, a journalist’s memoir of a 30-year career (so far) spent covering the television business.

Order “JERK” right here:


Why “JERK”? Because “The Idiot” was already taken. Plus, a disgruntled reader once scrawled the word “Jerk” over the photo that accompanied my newspaper column and then mailed it to me, so I figured, yeah, that’s as good a title as any.

Read the book and you will understand why “JERK” is a more or less suitable title for this thing. Or maybe you won’t. Whether you get it or not, “JERK” is supposed to be a personal history of the TV business from the mid-1980s to the present, the era in which I covered it as a journalist. Whether it succeeds as “personal” history or any other kind of history, I leave that to others to determine.

This memoir drops a lot of famous names — Howard Stern, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, Jay Leno and a bunch of others — in order to get more people to read it. At the same time, though, I’m proud to say that I didn’t have to contrive any of these name-dropping yarns either; every word of them is true.

“JERK” is also a brutally honest critic’s critique of his own work and behavior — something most critics would never attempt.

Read “JERK” today!

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

Adam Buckman on TV: Fox News and more

March 6, 2015

Three logos

Click on the following links to watch Adam Buckman on Fox News, Fox Business and WPIX/Ch. 11:

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2015:

“PIX 11 Morning News,” WPIX-TV, New York

Topic: Assessing the Super Bowl commercials

Click on the ‘PIX logos to watch:

Part 1: pix-11-morning-news-logo

Part 2: pix-11-morning-news-logo

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NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014:

Fox Business News, “Cavuto”

Topic: Assessing the news coverage of the Ebola outbreak

Click on the Fox Business logo to watch:

Fox Business logo

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NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2014:

Fox News Channel, “MediaBuzz”

Topic: Jay Leno’s final “Tonight Show”

Click on the Fox News logo to watch:

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Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

Adam Buckman on CNN: The Paula Deen mess

March 6, 2015

NEW YORK, June 23, 2013:

CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

The topic: Trying to make sense of the Paula Deen N-word controversy that cost her her job on the Food Network — with host Howard Kurtz and fellow guest Marisa Guthrie.

Watch the clip right here:

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Adam Buckman comments on Kimmel on CNN

March 6, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2013:

A very lively segment on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Our topic: Jimmy Kimmel, and what his move to 11:35 p.m. means for ABC’s “Nightline.”  Watch:

Then we got into another topic — the dust-up in which Mika Brzezinski clashed with her “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC.  She called him a “chauvinist,” and he disagreed — to say the least.  Watch:

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Another Sunday, another appearance on CNN

March 6, 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2012:

CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

The topic: Assessing Katie Couric’s first week as an afternoon talk-show host.

Watch …

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Adam Buckman talks about ‘Today’ on CNN

March 5, 2015

NEW YORK, June 24, 2012:

CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

The topics: Ann Curry and “The Today Show,” Chris Cuomo’s interview of Rielle Hunter on ABC’s “20/20” the previous Friday evening, and Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series “The Newsroom.” 

Watch this …

And this …

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Look who’s on CNN – again: Adam Buckman

March 5, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2011:

Adam Buckman was on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” hosted by Howard Kurtz.

  The topic: How’d Brian Williams do with the premiere of his new prime-time NBC news mag, “Rock Center,” last Monday?  

Check it out right here:

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Who’s a reliable source? Adam Buckman on CNN

March 5, 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2011:

Watch me, Adam Buckman, on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” hosted by Howard Kurtz, this past Sunday.  The topic: Hurricane Irene — Did the media over-hype the big storm?

Check it out right here:

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Watch Adam Buckman on ‘Showbiz Tonight’

March 5, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2011:

Watch my insightful commentary about Ashton Kutcher, Charlie Sheen and “Two and a Half Men” on HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight” right here:

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As seen on TV (CNN): Adam Buckman. Watch:

March 5, 2015

NEW YORK, May 15, 2011:

On CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

The topic: NBC’s “Today Show.”

Watch:

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Adam Buckman hosts late-night writers’ panel

March 5, 2015

FUNNY BUSINESS: Five late-night comedy writers came together Tuesday night (March 30) in New York for a panel discussion on the art of comedy writing for television. The writers (front row, l-r): Erik Kenward, “Saturday Night Live”; Bashir Salahuddin, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”; Jason Ross, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”; J.R. Havlan, “The Daily Show”; and Diallo Riddle, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Back row (l-r): Alaina Bendi, Center for Communication; Adam Buckman, moderator, TVHowl.com; and Dr. William Baker, Fordham University. Photo: Center for Communication

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, March 30, 2010 — Many thanks to our panel of five late-night comedy writers who all  participated in a live panel discussion before an audience of several hundred college students and others Tuesday night (March 30) in Manhattan.

The event, sponsored jointly by the Center for Communication and Fordham University and held at Fordham’s Pope Auditorium on West 60th Street, brought together representatives of three New York-based late-night shows: “Saturday Night Live” (writer: Erik Kenward), “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”(writers: Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle) and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (writers: Jason Ross and J.R. Havlan).  The moderator was yours truly, Adam Buckman.

Among other things, the audience learned, from Erik Kenward, that “SNL” writers observe the results of their sketch-writing work in the company of the show’s uber-boss Lorne Michaels during the show’s traditional dress rehearsal, the dry run just before the live broadcast when the evening’s sketches are audience-tested.  It’s during that dry run that Michaels will sometimes yank a sketch altogether or order changes.

All the panelists urged audience members to start working on their comedy writing if they ever hope to break into the big time and become staff writers on some of TV’s biggest shows.  The panelists advised prospective comedy scribes to produce visual content for the Web as a way of practicing this comedy art form and also as a way of assembling a body of work to show prospective employers.

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Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting AdamBuckman.com

March 28, 2014

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