Ted Turner


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Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television. As a philanthropist, he is known for his $1 billion gift to support the United Nations, which created ... more »

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  • ''Life is like a B-movie. You don't want to leave in the middle of it but you don't want to see it again.''
    Ted Turner (b. 1938), U.S. broadcasting and sports executive. International Herald Tribune (Paris, March 2, 1990).
  • ''If we had had the right technology back then, you would have seen Eva Braun on the Donahue show and Adolf Hitler on Meet the Press.''
    Ted Turner (b. 1935), U.S. broadcast executive, author. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Sept. 5, 1990).
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