Canon receives Public Television Leadership Award at PBS Development Conference

U.S.A., Inc., was honored with a 2007 Public Television Leadership Award for
the Company’s sustained commitment to and funding for public television. The
award was presented at the PBS Development Conference being held in

Palm Desert,
October 3 – 5, 2007.

organizations and corporations were nominated for the Public Television
Leadership Award by PBS member stations. The Development Advisory Committee
(DAC), a group of station professionals who provide ongoing counsel and
guidance to PBS, selected honorees based on their ongoing commitment to local
stations and to public broadcasting.


has provided corporate underwriting for NATURE since 1990. Produced for PBS by
Thirteen/WNET New York, NATURE has won nearly 400 awards for its programs about
wildlife and natural history. NATURE can be seen on PBS Sunday nights at 8 p.m.
ET (check local listings).

NATURE is public television’s leading showcase for natural history and wildlife
films. Now celebrating its 26th anniversary season, this Peabody and Emmy
award-winning PBS series has raised the environmental consciousness of millions
of Americans by celebrating the beauty, diversity and value of the Earth’s
species and habitats.

“We are honored to receive the prestigious 2007 Public Television
Leadership Award,” said William Reed, senior vice president and general
manager, Corporate Communications, Canon

U.S.A., who accepted the award on
behalf of Canon. “Our corporate philosophy of Kyosei – all people,
regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working
together into the future, emphasizes our commitment to supporting a wide range
of environmental programs that raise awareness for the need to preserve and
conserve our planet for future generations.”

“Canon understands and appreciates the power of images to teach and
enlighten, and its support of NATURE over the past 17 years has helped raise
the environmental consciousness of viewers at home and students in classrooms
across the country,” said Barbara Bantivoglio, vice president for
Institutional Advancement at Thirteen. “On behalf of Thirteen’s CEO, Bill
Baker, and its president, Neal Shapiro, I am pleased to congratulate Canon on
this prestigious award.”

Canon has also helped make 1.2 million NATURE educational, print materials
available to science teachers nationwide in grades 5-8. In addition, it
supplied cameras to the National Teacher Training Institute’s workshops in

New York, where
educators were taught classroom strategies to integrate NATURE video, online
and print materials into the curriculum. Canon is also a co-sponsor of NATURE’s
event at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival for the third year and
integrates the program during the company’s annual Earth Day festivities.

In addition to the PBS Nature series, Canon
supports a wide range of environmental education and conservation initiatives,
including the Canon Envirothon, one of North America’s largest high school
environmental education competitions; scientific research and educational
programs at


National Park; and many
additional local programs. For more information, visit

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