Report: Journalism business at crossroads

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. journalism business is in a phase of "shrinking ambition" as nearly every sector loses audiences to other media options, a report said Monday.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006.
By United Press International

Ted Turner gets book deal

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- The French publishing firm Lagardere has reportedly bought the rights to media mogul Ted Turner's life story for $4.5 million.

Turner steps down from Time Warner board

ATLANTA, May 21 (UPI) -- Ted Turner, founder of CNN and a pioneer of 24-hour news, officially has stepped down from the Time Warner board of directors.

Turner apologizes for 'losing' CNN

ATLANTA, March 30 (UPI) -- In accepting a humanitarian award, one-time media mogul Ted Turner apologized for losing control of CNN in a merger.

Ted Turner to leave Time Warner board

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- New York-based Time Warner Inc. said Friday that CNN founder R.E. "Ted" Turner has decided not to stand for re-election as a director. Turner will, however, continue to serve as a director of Time Warner until the company's 2006 annual meeting.

Turner passes on re-buying Braves

ATLANTA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ted Turner says he is not interested in repurchasing the Atlanta Braves "at this time."

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2005 with 42 to follow.
By United Press International

China.com appoints new general manager

HONG KONG, July 8 (UPI) -- China.com Inc., an Internet portal service, said Friday it has appointed Chen Xiaowei as general manager of multimedia.

Turner reviews 25-year-old CNN baby

ATLANTA, June 2 (UPI) -- CNN focuses too much on "perversion," but founder Ted Turner said he's still proud of the cable news organization on its 25th anniversary.

Blue Planet: Humans bad for ecosystems

BOULDER, Colo., May 10 (UPI) -- One can fret about global warming, nuclear proliferation, asteroid impacts or tsunamis, but for an ecosystem the worst thing that can happen is to have human beings move to the neighborhood.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Operatic tenor literally brings house down ... British poet wrestles with rhyming Camilla ... Fake money goes long way in Norway ... Scots question cost of NYC kilt-fest ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Scots question cost of NYC kilt-fest

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- While Tartan Day celebrations brought out New York City's high society in kilts, some Scots are questioning the cost of sending politicians to the bash.

Jane Fonda may undergo hip surgery

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- The famously fit Jane Fonda may go on the operating table soon for a hip replacement.

70 Nobel laureates praise U.N.'s Annan

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Seventy Nobel laureates say they support U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his work.
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Ted Turner
Richard Holbrooke, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, speaks before at the 30th Anniversary Refugees International dinner, honoring Ted Turner (R), at the Embassy of Italy in Washington on May 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

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 CNN, the first dedicated 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 UN causes, which created the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden support for the UN. Turner serves as Chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.

Turner's media empire began with his father's billboard business, which he took over at 24 after his father's suicide. The business, Turner Outdoor Advertising, was worth $1 million when Turner took it over in 1963. Purchase of an Atlanta UHF station in 1970 began the Turner Broadcasting System. Cable News Network revolutionized news media, covering the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 and the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Turner turned the Atlanta Braves baseball team into a nationally popular franchise and launched the charitable Goodwill Games.

Turner's penchant for controversial statements earned him the nicknames "The Mouth of the South" and "Captain Outrageous."

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