thomas poole

Thomas Poole is the executive director of the community television station in the city of Pittsburgh, PA” Pittsburgh Community Television (PCTV) (2002 - Present). His first experience in public access was being part of a collective of video artist who produced a politically oriented public affairs show called Not Channel Zero (NCZ). Over a five year period, NCZ was awarded prizes by Hometown Video Festival Awards, American Film Institute Awards and Black Hall of Fame Awards to name a few. The collective was part of the 1992 Whitney Biennial and is the only collective of artist to receive a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship. Mr. Poole resume includes working on the PBS series ” Positive: Life with HIV as an associate producer (1993-1994) and as a segment producer for another PBS series called Signal to Noise (1994-1995). Also, he has managed The Nuyorican Poetry Cafe’s (1994 ” 1996) video program, directed a media youth program YO-TV at Educational Video Center (1995-1998) and ran a media distribution company Deep Dish TV (1998-2002).  Lastly, he was a visiting artist in residence for a four year project, 2001 Class Project (1997 ” 2001) commissioned by the Wexner Art Center on the campus of Ohio State.