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The Birth of 24 Hour News - CNN & Atlanta GA

Birth 24 The Epicenter for 24 ho ur Atlanta, Georgia USA News Hour News 1963 1980 Edward "Ted" Turner III The son of Robert Edward takes over Turner Outside Advertising after his father's suicide in March 1963. Turner became president and chief executive of Turner Advertising Company when he was 24. Turner creates Cable News Network CNN. CNN was launched at 5:00 P.M.EST, on Sunday June 1, 1980. The first news cast was anchored by Husband and wife team David Walker and Lois Hart. It had 200 employees, and the first news anchor was Bernard Shaw. 1970 Ted Turner creates Turner Broadcasting System TBS. In 1970, Ted Turner purchased WJRJ - Atlanta, Channel 17. In December 1976,WTCG began the "Super Station" concept, transmitting via satellite to cable systems. News Begins January 1st 1982 24 A sister channel, CNN2, was launched and featured a continuous 24 hour cycle of 30 minute news broadcasts. January 28, 1986 CNN provided 24 hour live television coverage of the launch and subsequent explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger which killed the 1986 seven crew members. The 1991 Persian Gulf War CNN was the only news channel with the ability to communicate from inside Iraq during the initial hours of the Coalition bombing campaign. CNN's coverage of the initial hours of the Gulf War was October 7, 1996 Fox News Channel (FNC) launches 1991 1996 with 14 hours news.The channel was created by Australian -American media mogul Rupert Murdoch. watched by over a Billion viewers worldwide subsequently creating CNN International. September 11,2001 CNN was the first channel to break 2008 2008 U.S. Presidential Election In 2007, it hosted the first CNN YouTube presidential debates, viewers were invited to submit the news of the September 11 or the 9/11 attacks. 20019 questions over the internet via YouTube. In 2008, CNN partnered with The Los Angeles Times to host two primary debates leading up to its coverage of Super Tuesday CNN's coverage led to its highest ratings of the year, with January 2008 viewership averaging 1.1 Million viewers. CNN Source: www. Thle

The Birth of 24 Hour News - CNN & Atlanta GA

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CNN launched the first cable station to feature nonstop 24-hour news. The broadcast was broken down into 30 minute news segments and paved the way for the many news-only stations that have launched in...



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