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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Turner Renewable Energy is wholly owned by Ted Turner.
Cole: Yeah, Ted Turner would be like Captain Planet and Rupert Murdoch would be like Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Ted Turner learned of these realities of human survival as the founder of CNN, seeing through his global TV network and reporters all the challenges that humanity faces--from overcoming ignorance, disease, and conflict to evolving new energy and economic systems in harmony with nature and the success of life forms for the past 3.
Simply put, the world needs more people like Ted Turner.
Fanning and Turner Renewable Energy founder Ted Turner TODAY announced that the companies have acquired and will bring on line a 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Nevada.
What most of us ignore is that Ted Turner had to work very hard and along the road to success, he also suffered a number of setbacks and tragedies: His parents divorced, his father committed suicide and his younger sister, Mary Jean died at seventeen from lupus.
When the reporter answered that he was Ted Turner, the man replied, "Oh, I thought so.
Institut' Dermed lends support to the Captain Planet Foundation, which supports Atlanta youth environmental programs and was founded by philanthropist and media mogul, Ted Turner.
Cable news pioneer Ted Turner is entering the renewable energy marketplace with a new company, DT Solar.
Ted Turner opens the first New York outpost of Ted's Montana Grill at Rockefeller Center, 110 West 51st Street.
The ultimate island of unfettered experimentation came into being in 1992 when Ted Turner launched the Cartoon Network, a 24-hour cable network filled with nothing but animated programs.
Ted Turner, creator of CNN, winner of the Yachting World Cup, has some sense of responsibility for making the world a better place.