John Howe is an accomplished executive producer, television producer-director-writer-cinematographer with a long track record of national PBS success with many of television’s significant awards. He lives in the ski resort town of Park City, Utah and is currently KUED’s executive producer.
He is probably best known as a producer-director-writer-cinematographer of long form network films which have been narrated by Academy Award winners Robert Redford and Joanne Woodward as well as Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook, beloved Hollywood actress Ali MacGraw, E.G. Marshall (of National Geographic fame), television actor Robert Urich (Vegas, Lonesome Dove), Peter Coyote (national EMMY winner for best narrator for Ken Burns, PBS The Roosevelts), Joseph Campanella (of National Geographic, Imax, and Jacques Cousteau fame), Edward Asner (Mary TylerMoore show, Lou Grant), Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel), Rod McKuen, etc. (National Parks – Troubled Edens, Unspoken-America’s Native American Boarding Schools, Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter, Wild Horses of the West, Wallace Stegner, Wilderness: The Great Debate, Butch Cassidy and The Outlaw Trail, Wild River: The Colorado, Desert Wars: Water and the West, Utah: The National Parks, The Snow Wolves, Return of the Wolves, Arctic Wars, The Long Walk: Tears of the Navajo, Nuclear National Park, The Last Cowboys, River of Stone, Desert Dreams, Wild Horses, Artists of the West, America’s Legacy of Wetlands, The Winds of Time, Troubled Waters, Backstage,etc.)
John Howe served as executive producer for the Christmas with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir national series on PBS which was consistently their highest rated holiday performance special. It features world class talent such as the national Emmy-winning Muppets, Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole, Alfie Boe from Broadway’s Les Miserables, legendary NBC journalist Tom Brokaw, Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough, Hollywood actress Jane Seymour, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (“Cinderella”), world class soprano Renee Fleming, actor Peter Graves, Sissel, Audra McDonald, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, among many others. He directed the national PBS special, Christmas with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring The Canadian Brass and Roma Downey. He was Executive Producerof the national PBS special A Gift of Music featuring conductor Keith Lockhart (PBS Boston Pops) and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The MTC special with The Muppets was one of the highest rated shows nationally on PBS for that ratings period. The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Gardenfeatures the YouTube sensation produced for PBS national pledge and Sony Records.
Yellowstone Symphony premiered nationally on PBS in March 2019. Unspoken: America’s Native American Boarding Schools was distributed nationally on the World Channel to PBS stations.
John Howe holds a Master’s Degree from San Diego State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University.