Long, long ago in a city not so far away, there was a Mayor named Koch, a Borough President named Manes and a consultant named Domber. It was 1982 and Queens Public Television was about to make its entrance onto the world stage.
In some cities the community channels were under the management of the cable company. In other communities the channels were managed by the city itself. QPTV took the unique approach of creating a third party corporation to manage the channels.
In 1987 a new staff was pulled together under the direction of Nancy Littlefield including current members Dan Leone, Cliff Jacobs and Bob Strahle.
In 1988 QPTV launched its cable transmission with a single program, the delightful "Slovak Sunshine."
Since opening, QPTV has trained thousands of Queens residents in production and has worked with hundreds of not-for-profit organizations whose services benefit the entire borough.
Our producers represent the most diverse community in New York. Virtually every culture, religion, political point of view or opinion can be found on our four channels. QPTV is democracy in action.