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Don Canaan, American journalist. Certified audio-visual specialist National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Recipient award for best film on a shoestring for Welfare Island: Blight of a City, 1969, Freedom: A Long Hard Road, 1971, Peabody citation for American White Paper: Organized Crime in the United States, 1967.


Canaan, Don was born on August 14, 1938 in New York City. Son of Louis and Sally Swerdlow.


Bachelor in Film Technology, City University of New York, 1961. Master of Arts in Journalism, Ohio State University, 1984.


Film editor NBC News, New York City, 1961-1974. Freelance film editor ABC News, Washington, 1977-1983. Television producer and director Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel, 1975-1976.

Supervisor audio-video communications National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1979-1981. Copy editor Downtowner, Cincinnati, 1986-1987. Staff writer American Israelite, 1987-1991.

Freelance writer, Baltimore and Washington, since 1977. Cincinnati correspondent United Press International, since 1994. Adjunct instructor film Rockland Community College, Suffern, New York, 1970, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, 1978.

System operator Tri-State Online, Cincinnati, 1989-1994.


  • Certified audio-visual specialist National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Horror in Hocking County, 1989. Editor: (video) Reasonable Doubt, 1984 (Cincinnati Blue Chip Cable Commission award 1989).


Vice president Howard Community Access Corporation, Columbia, Maryland, 1979-1983, Guilford Gardens, Columbia, 1979-1983. Media consultant Virginia Rhodes Congressional Campaign, Cincinnati, 1992. With United States Army, 1956.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, computers.


Married Mazal Canaan, February 27, 1975 (div. February 1992); children: Richard, Kenneth, Tamar, Golan.

Louis Swerdlow

Sally Swerdlow

Mazal Canaan

Richard Canaan

Kenneth Swerdlow

Tamar Canaan

Golan Canaan