Ted Turner hospitalized in Argentina with appendicitis

Ted Turner hospitalized in Argentina with appendicitis

BUENOS AIRES, March 7 (UPI) -- CNN founder Ted Turner flew to Buenos Aires for surgery after being diagnosed with appendicitis during a visit to Argentina, a spokesman said Friday.
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Nuclear Threat Initiative asks for tighter control of nuclear material

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Nuclear Threat Initiative released its Nuclear Materials Security Index Wednesday, which concludes a safer system for securing nuclear materials is needed.

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Atlanta Braves to leave Turner Field

ATLANTA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves plan to move to a new stadium, leaving Turner Field after the 2016 season, team President John Schuerholz said Monday.

Sanford seeks forgiveness in new campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- After giving "hiking the Appalachian trail" a new meaning, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is seeking forgiveness for his "mistakes."

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CBS, CNN executive Robert Wussler dies

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Television executive Robert Wussler, a co-founder of CNN and a president of CBS Television in the 1970s, died this week in Connecticut at the age of 73.
Nader's novel is 'utopian' fantasy

Nader's novel is 'utopian' fantasy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. activist and presidential candidate Ralph Nader says his novel about a group of super-wealthy liberals saving the country is a work of utopian fantasy.
Ted Turner still active at age 70

Ted Turner still active at age 70

ATLANTA, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul Ted Turner, the creator of CNN, says he still leads an active lifestyle despite being a septuagenarian.
Refugee organization to honor Ted Turner

Refugee organization to honor Ted Turner

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Refugees International has announced plans to honor U.S. media mogul Ted Turner at its 30th anniversary gala in Washington.

Turner talks of global change, cannibalism

ATLANTA, April 3 (UPI) -- Unchecked global warming and an exploding population could result in cannibalism, controversial U.S. former media mogul Ted Turner says.

Fonda celebrates 70th birthday in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Sally Field, Eve Ensler, Rosie O'Donnell and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin all turned out for Hollywood icon Jane Fonda's 70th birthday party.

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Writer's wife leaves him for Ted Turner

ATLANTA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler reportedly e-mailed his university colleagues that his wife dumped him for Atlanta media mogul Ted Turner.
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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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