Ted Turner

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Ted Turner

An American media businessman. Born in 1938, he took over his father's advertising company when he was only 24. He used developing satellite technology to pioneer advances in cable television; he was the first person to broadcast a local station nationally. In 1980, he founded CNN, the first 24-hour news channel. He also became the largest landowner in the United States.
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In his 44 turbulent years, Robert Edward Turner III has successfully defended the Americas Cup as skipper of the yacht Courageous, he has become owner of the Atlanta Braves baseball team and the Atlanta Hawks basketball team and he has been cable television's most innovative owner and enthusiastic supporter.