Acorn, Mr. John

1998 Winner: Journalism: General Public

Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist Brings Science Content To Alberta And Abroad

John Acorn’s broadcasts educate and amuse a large general audience with accurate, high quality science journalism. His popular half-hour science show, “Acorn: The Nature Nut”, is a consistent winner at the Alberta Film and Television Awards and has been nominated for Canada’s national television award – the Gemini. It is broadcast across Canada and around the globe – in England, France, Latin America, the Middle East, Brunei and Southeast Asia. Passengers of the Russian airline Aeroflot can even view it in-flight.

In Alberta, this series has been broadcast by CFCN, CFRN, ACCESS Television, the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. John makes learning about nature fun by sharing his contagious and insatiable interest in all living things. Enthusiasm for his approach is evident in the hundreds of letters and thousands of e-mails he receives from viewers every year. The show’s website handles a steady request for Acorn products – CDs, ball caps, T-shirts and videos.