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Ted Turner

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Turner in 2007

Source: Wikipedia

Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network more popularly known as CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television.

Fact file

  • Born: Robert Edward Turner III November 19, 1938 (age 76) Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
  • Education: The McCallie School
  • Alma mater: Brown University
  • Occupation: Media tycoon
  • Known for: Founder of TBS and CNN Co-founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative Former Atlanta Braves owner WCW Ted's Montana Grill Founder of TV-6 (Russia)
  • Home town: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Net worth: $2.2 billion (June 2015)
  • Spouse(s): Julia Gale Nye (1960–1964) Jane Shirley Smith (1965–1988) Jane Fonda (1991–2001)
  • Children: 5
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Ted Turner at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

alexstedman2013
Variety, 2019-04-09 13:30:06
In his prime as a media mogul, Ted Turner was the embodiment of disruption. From humble beginnings with a UHF-TV station in Atlanta, Turner built an empire that blazed trails in communications. His unbridled ambition fueled the rise of cable television as an alternative to the broadcast TV status quo. ...

Ted Turner TCM Launch
Variety, 2019-04-09 13:00:32
Turner Classic Movies, the last cable channel launched by Ted Turner as an independent media mogul, is hitting its silver on-air anniversary this month. But the TCM brand is well positioned to enter a golden age as the tide turns in the marketplace for cable TV channels. TCM has spent ...

cynthialittleton
Variety, 2019-04-03 14:00:32
The TCM Classic Film Festival will pay tribute to Turner Classic Movies founder Ted Turner during a special presentation on April 11, the opening night of the four-day festival now in its 10th year in Los Angeles. Turner was an architect of the modern media landscape with his pioneering efforts ...

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