Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibalsTurner talks of global change, cannibalism Apr 03, 2008
We're being beaten by insurgents who don't even have any tanksTurner talks of global change, cannibalism Apr 03, 2008
I hung in there as long as I could. I've done my bestTurner steps down from Time Warner board May 21, 2006
It was a big mistake to lose control of CNN. I lost control over it, and I lost it a long time agoTurner apologizes for 'losing' CNN Mar 30, 2006
I had no idea I would lose control of CNN when I merged with Time WarnerTurner apologizes for 'losing' CNN Mar 30, 2006
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."