Matthew Margo "is the Senior Vice President of Program Practices, East Coast for the CBS Television Network. He is responsible for policies in the areas of entertainment and sports programming and advertising. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and practiced business law and litigation before joining CBS as a Senior Attorney for Finance, Law and Corporate Development. Margo is a Writer and Executive Producer of the CBS Television Network's "CBS Cares" campaigns which have won numerous awards.These primarily feature CBS Stars and are seen in primetime on the CBS Television Network by over 150 million viewers annually. Margo Executive Produced Nelson Mandela's historical 2006 broadcast messages on Tolerance which were distributed by CBS Paramount International and seen in 82 countries. In addition, Margo Executive Produces the CBS Cares Radio Show hosted by Charles Osgood and broadcast on CBS Owned Radio Stations.
Matthew Margo serves as the entertainment and media industries' representative on the Director's Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health where his responsibilities include advising the NIH Director on priorities for the NIH's $29 billion annual medical research budget. .
Margo is engaged in environmental issues and wildlife conservation, serving on the International Boards of WildAid and The Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund and advising the Africa Environmental Film Foundation, founded by internationally acclaimed cinematographer Simon Trevor ("Out of Africa", "Gorillas in the Mist").
Margo previously served on the advisory boards of the American Jewish Committee New York Chapter, Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Communications and of the Harvard Public Health Review. He was a judge for the International Emmy Awards. Margo is a former pilot and global and U.S. judge for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, initiated by British Airways' Chairman, Lord Marshall.. . These honor global tourism that improves the lives of local communities and protects natural and cultural resources. Margo is the youngest son of Colonel Cecil Margo who created the visionary blueprints and strategies for David Ben Gurion on which the Israeli Air Force was built. 
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