Introducing ‘Ted Turner’-The Outspoken Media Magnate
Introducing “Ted Turner”-The “Outspoken” Media Mogul
An interview with billionaire and media mogul, Ted Turner. In this interview Ted discusses his early life, creating CNN and making it a success. Later Ted talks bout his participation in the United Nations and the Nuclear threat initiative. Finally Ted give advice for entrepreneurs and those looking to start a business.
Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III is an American media mogul and philanthropist. 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.
Ted Turner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 19, 1938 (Scorpio). He began working for his father’s company, Turner Advertising and became president and CEO in 1963. He later renamed the company the Turner Broadcasting Company and founded the first 24-hour cable news network, CNN, which debuted in 1980. Time Warner purchased Turner Broadcasting for $7.5 billion in 1996. Turner was married to actress Jane Fonda from 1991-2001.
His nickname in the boardroom is “The Mouth Of The South”
He took over the roles of president and chief executive officer at Turner Advertising, renamed Turner Communications in the late 1960s as the company bought several radio stations. By 1970 he had achieved the distinction of owning the biggest advertising company in the southeastern United States. Turner eventually expanded into television, purchasing the rights to old movies and situation comedies. The decision proved highly profitable.