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Nat Geo Campaign Earns Emmy Governors Award

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Board of Governors will present the Governors Award to National Geographic Channel's “Preserve Our Planet” campaign.

The Governors Award is given to an individual, company or organization that has made an impact and demonstrated extraordinary use of television.

National Geographic Channel’s “Preserve Our Planet” seeks to teach Americans about environmental conservation and global survival through a long-term, multiplatform campaign.

“We salute this eye-opening campaign, which really addresses the problems that our world is facing today. The campaign was informative, moving and deserving of this honor from the Television Academy's Board of Governors,” John Shaffner, ATAS’ chairman-CEO, said in a statement.

The award will bestowed at the 2008 Creative Arts Awards on Sept. 13 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. An edited version of the Creative Emmys will be televised Sept. 20 on E!

“American Idol Gives Back” and HBO’s “Addiction” received the Governors Award last year.