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Ted Turner

1938-

Broadcast Entrepreneur

Ted Turner is best known for creating one of the world's most impressive media empires through the use of modern cable and satellite technologies. After Turner successfully rejuvenated his late father's advertising business in the 1960's, he turned his attention to television.

His launch of the Cable News Network in 1980 was followed by a bold expansion of Turner's other media interests. CNN, ESPN, TBS, and TMC are just a few of Turner's cable enterprises. Turner has also pursued affiliations with American networks such as CBS and ABC, and he is the owner of a number of professional sports franchises in Atlanta.