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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Saying Ted Turner has the interests of Atlanta's future close to his heart, Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Wayne Shackelford today honored the Turner Clean Air Commuters Program inaugurated last year by Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
4 million acres under his belt, Ted Turner knows the importance of land preservation.
Wussler joined Ted Turner as a co-founder of CNN, TNT, and WTBS and was Senior Executive Vice President of Turner Broadcasting.
Bison than here in Atlanta, home to Ted Turner who has helped bring national attention to the benefits of bison, as well as a restaurant community that has been gaining accolades from around the country," said Hansell Roddenbery, president and CEO of U.
Ted Turner deeply regrets offending the Polish people during a speech he made in Washington, D.
Global News Network and its Founder, Ted Turner, Hailed
Meanwhile, NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol and Time Warner VP Ted Turner, scheming to form a new pro football league, continue to slip from the pedestal where once they stood.
The eateries, founded by media entrepreneur Ted Turner and restaurateur George McKerrow, Jr.
NEW YORK - Ted Turner reported that he cut his stake in Time Warner Inc.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Photo and biography of Ted Turner available upon request.