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Ted Turner

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Biography

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

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Variety, 2017-10-23 12:15:51
CNN is throwing something new at people who have tried to portray it as a purveyor of so-called “fake news.” In what may be one of the most distinctive and unorthodox promotional campaigns from the Time Warner cable-news outlet since Ted Turner launched it in 1980, CNN will push back ...

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LAist - News from LA, 2016-10-06 20:17:55
And you have Ted Turner to thank for it (kind of). [ more › ]

Ted Turner Lists Private South Carolina Island
Variety, 2014-10-16 15:43:07
SELLER: Ted Turner LOCATION: Beaufort County, SC PRICE: $23.777 million SIZE: 4,680 acres YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Media magnate Ted Turner, now in his mid-70s and one of American’s largest private landowners, has put a scenic private island in Beaufort County, South Carolina up for sale for $23.777 million. The 4,680-acre ...

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