David E. Carter

  • 7-time Emmy Award winner
  • Honored by Clio Awards 10 times
  • Produced over 700 TV commercials
  • Documentaries have run on PBS stations all over the USA
  • "Dear Baseball: I Love You" is on permanent exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Sole founder of the Telly Awards
  • Full-time Sanibel resident since 2005

Why Sanibel-Captiva-TV?

Sanibel Captiva TV was all David's idea. He wanted a place where others could enjoy all the films and videos that he so loved to create. If it was funny, sad, old, quirky, thought-provoking or controversial, David documented it well. "It is with a heavy heart that the world says goodbye to David E. Carter. This amazing man's love of history and avid pursuit of the facts will give generations to come the gift of learning and entertainment. I cherish the 6 years working with David to create the Pfeifer Series Sanibel & Captiva Documentaries that were solely designed to give back to the community." said Mary Ellen Pfeifer. "David always said I made his work better" Pfeifer continued, "but I know he only did that to make me comfortable whenever I spoke up with suggestions. He was like that. Everyone's opinions and experiences were important." The last Sanibel documentary premiered at Sanibel's Community House in January 2018. "We had so much fun creating together and it was hard to close that chapter. David had captured so much on film that was yet to be explored. One film we wanted to create titled 'Katie!', was going to be an amazing tribute to the life and talent of Katie Gardenia, creator of Captiva Islands' World-famous Bubble Room", added Pfeifer "the footage is all there, maybe that will happen someday."

David Carter passed away in April, 2023 at the age of 80 in Hendersonville NC.