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Television executive

David Halbert Pierce, American television executive.


Pierce, David Halbert was born on July 2, 1965 in Niagara Falls, New York, United States. Son of Halbert Edmond III and Phyllis Ann (Handley) Pierce.


Associate of Applied Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1988.


Media production assistant, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1986;producer, director, cameraman, Davideo Prodns., Rochester, New York, 1986-1988;producer independent contract, Silent Network, Inc., Rochester, New York, 1987-1988;producer, production-post supervisor, Silent Network, Inc., Hollywood, California, 1988-1989;vice president production, Silent Network, Inc., Hollywood, California, 1989-1990;production manager, America's Disability Channel, San Antonio, 1990-1991;vice president production, America's Disability Channel, San Antonio, 1991-1996;vice president programming, Kaleidoscope Network, Inc., San Antonio, 1996-1997;vice president programming, operations, Kaleidoscope Network, Inc., San Antonio, since 1997. Captioning seminar speaker Deaf Expo, Inc., Anaheim, California, 1996.


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  • Other Work

    • Inventor of television editing technique: Pierce Method for Deaf Editors, 1987. Producer, director: (computer animation) Silent Network Logo, 1988, Freedom 415, 1988, (commercial) Boola Ball, 1989, Deaf United States of America, 1989, I Love You Hand Vase, 1989, (network series) Healthsigns, 1989, (commercials) Ultratec TDD's, 1989, Say It With Sign, 1989-1990, Ace Awards, 1989-1991, (spots) National Cable Month, 1989-1991, (commercial) AIDS TTY Hotline, 1990, Tenth Anniversary of Silent Network, 1990, America's Disability Channel Logo, 1990, (silent network series) Deaf Connection, 1990-1993, (ADC series) Spectrum United States of America, 1990-1994, ADC Focus, 1990-1992, (publication) A Positive Approach, 1991, (commercial) Sears Home Health Care Catalog, 1991, TDI Blue Book, 1991, (commercial) ZI-COM Compact TDD, 1991, TACT Agency for International Development, 1991, Quilt In A Day, 1991, (commercial) Silent News, 1992, (infomercial) Deaf Senior Citizens Conference, 1992, (short documentary) Portrait of a Deaf Irish American: Terrence James O'Rourke, 1992, (commercial) Hearing Health Magazine, 1992, Moving Forward, 1992, (ADC series) President's Committee '92, 1992, See Hear Christmas Special, 1992, (commercial) Adam's Mark Hotel, 1993, Deaf United States of America, 1993, Ability Magazine, 1993, Illustrated Guide of Disability Products, 1993, (video) CSUN and NCOD: A Partnership in Excellence, 1993, (stand-up comedy) DEAFology, 1993, Deaf/Blind Cultural Insights, 1993, (commercial) Pictures in the Air, 1993, (PSA's) AIDS TTY Hotline, 1993-1996, (infomercial) Spectrum of Caring, 1993-1994, (commercials) National Association of the Deaf, 1993, (animation director) Deaf Perspective Logo, 1995, Kim's World II, since 1995, Deaf Perspective on Tejas Theatre of the Deaf, 1996.


Fellow International Brotherhood of Magicians (vice president since 1997). Member Texas Association of Deaf (strategic planner since 1991, secretary 1993, Volunteer Service award 1993-1995), National Association Deaf, National Cable television Association (closed captioning task force since 1997), Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness (representative 1988-1990). Named V.P. of Imagemakers (Special interest house for photography majors Rochester Institute of Technology), 1984-1985, Executive director for Student television Network, 1985.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, art, conjuring magic, movie film/comic book collecting, fishing.


Halbert Edmond III Pierce

Phyllis Ann (Handley) Pierce