John Howe’s most recent projects are Desert Wars: Water and the West, Wild River: The Colorado, and Utah: The National Parks (all narrated by Joseph Campanella) for PBS and the PBS HD Channel. Other PBS shows include Butch Cassidy and The Outlaw Trail (narrated by Hal Holbrook), Artists of the West (narrated by Joseph Campanella), The Snow Wolves (narrated by Joseph Campanella), Return of the Wolves (narrated by Peter Coyote) and the PBS primetime music specials Christmas with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (featuring Renee Fleming, Peter Graves, Audra McDonald, Sissel), The Gift of Music (Keith Lockhart), and A Christmas Gloria starring Roma Downey from Touched By An Angel (four have been the highest rated holiday performance special nationally on PBS). Also completed is The Great Salt Lake: America’s Legacy of Wetlands narrated by Academy Award winner Joanne Woodward.
John Howe is probably best known for national PBS films (The Last Cowboys, Arctic Wars, Nuclear National Park), along with films for The Discovery Channel (River of Stone with Robert Redford narrating and Desert Dreams) and National Geographic Explorer (Wild Horses) as well as others. His work has been recognized by many national film festivals including New York, Houston, San Francisco, Charleston, Flagstaff, U.S. International, Cindy, Telly, and Iris, as well as multiple CINE Golden Eagles and multiple regional Emmy awards. John Howe holds a Master’s Degree from San Diego State University in Television/Film and a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in Television. He is the author of articles for American Cinematographer magazine, Current magazine, and the feature film screenplay, THE DEER RIFLE.