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Ted Turner

Ted Turner (with third wife Jane Fonda)
Born November 19, 1938 (1938-11-19) (age 68)
Flag of the United States Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Global media businessman and philanthropist
Net worth $2.3 billion [1]
Spouse Julia Gale Nye (1960-1964)
Jane Shirley Smith (1965-1988)
Jane Fonda (1991-2001)
Children Laura Lee Turner, Robert Edward Turner IV, Rhett Turner, Beauregard Turner, Jennie Turner

Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938 (1938-11-19) (age 68) in Cincinnati, Ohio[1]) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is best known as the founder of the cable television network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. In addition to CNN, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television. As a philanthropist, he is well known for his $1 billion pledge to the United Nations donated through his United Nations Foundation. Ted Turner may refer to: Ted Turner, an American media mogul and philanthropist. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixel Image in higher resolution (987 × 681 pixel, file size: 90 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ted Turner ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The adjective global and adverb globally imply that the verb or noun to which they are applied applies to the entire Earth and all of its species and regions. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... WTBS is an American TV station, broadcast on channel 17 (DTV channel 20) in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. ... Superstation in United States television can have several meanings. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The [United Nations Foundation] was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes. ...


Turner's media empire began with his father's billboard business which he took over at the age of 24 after his father's suicide. The billboard business, Turner Outdoor Advertising, was worth approximately one million dollars when Turner took it over in 1963. Purchase of an Atlanta UHF station in 1970 began the assemblage of the Turner Broadcasting System. His Cable News Network revolutionized news media, coming to the forefront covering the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 and the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Using his media empire for publicity, Turner turned the Atlanta Braves baseball team into a nationally popular franchise and launched the charitable Goodwill Games. Billboard redirects here. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1]. It is a division of the Turner Broadcasting System, owned by Time Warner. ... The launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission 51L/STS-33, the 25th of the STS (Space Transportation System) program, began at an estimated time of 16:38:00. ... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ...


Turner's penchant for making controversial statements has earned him the nickname "The Mouth of the South." Turner was also in the news for his much publicized marriage to actress and political activist Jane Fonda as well as their subsequent divorce. Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ...


In addition to his charitable donations, Turner has devoted his assets to a blend of environmentalism and capitalism, owning more land than any other American, and using much of that land for ranches as part of his plan to re-popularize bison meat (for his Ted's Montana Grill chain), in the process amassing the largest herd in the world. He also created the environmental education/action animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... Species †B. antiquus B. bison B. bonasus †B. latifrons †B. occidentalis †B. priscus Bison is a taxonomic group containing six species of large even-toed ungulates within the subfamily Bovinae. ... Teds Montana Grill, owned by Ted Turner, founder of the Cable News Network, is one of the worlds largest restaurant chains to specialize in bison meat. ... Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program, based on an idea by Ted Turner and produced by Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Pyle and Nicholas Boxer. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Turner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. When he was nine years old, his family moved to Savannah, Georgia. He attended the McCallie School, a private, boys preparatory school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Turner attended Brown University and was vice-president of the Brown Debating Union. He was also a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Turner initially majored in Classics. After learning of this, Turner's father wrote him a letter saying that his son's choice of major made him "appalled, even horrified," and that he "almost puked."[2] Turner later changed his major to economics. Turner was expelled from Brown in 1960 for having an unauthorized female visitor in his dormitory room.[citation needed] “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedias quality standards. ... The McCallie School is an all-male college preparatory school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... “Chattanooga” redirects here. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Brown Debating Union - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently over 200 chapters and colonies in North America. ...


Sailing

Ted Turner began sailing when he was nine years old. He entered competition when he was eleven in the junior program at the Savannah Yacht Club, and went on to compete in the Olympic trials in 1964.


Turner is highly honored among yachtsmen as the winner of at least two great races. In 1977, he successfully defended the America's Cup for the United States as skipper of the yacht Courageous. In the 1979 Fastnet race, made famous by the terrible storm and the resulting loss of life, he skippered the yacht Tenacious to a corrected-time victory. This article is about the yachting competition. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Storms during the 1979 Fastnet race wrought havoc on over 306 yachts taking part in the biennial race, resulting in 19 fatalities. ...


Business Activities

Turner inherited a small outdoor advertising business from his father when he was 24. Turning it around, he used the firm to acquire a small local broadcast station in Atlanta, later becoming WTBS. He recognized early the potential of new communications satellites to make his small market station available nationwide. Thus, as cable systems were developed across the nation, many carried his Atlanta station free to fill out their offerings. This increased his viewership and advertising revenues.


He purchased the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks in 1976 partially to provide sports programming for his TV station, and similarly created the Goodwill Games in 1986. His relationship with the Braves was somewhat peculiar before the team's success in the 1990s; Turner was one of the more hands-on owners in baseball history, at one point going as far as to give the team's regular manager the day off so Turner could manage. About this experience, he famously said, "Managing isn't that difficult, you just have to score more runs than the other guy". Among other things, Turner suggested the nickname "Channel" for pitcher Andy Messersmith and jersey number 17, in order to promote the television station that aired Braves games. Major League Baseball quickly nixed the idea. Turner Field, which was first used for the 1996 Summer Olympics as Centennial Olympic Stadium and then converted into a baseball-only facility for the Braves shortly thereafter, is named after him. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ... This article is about the sport. ... John Alexander (Andy) Messersmith (born August 6, 1945 in Toms River, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher from 1968 until 1979. ... View from the outfield Turner Field is a baseball stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Centennial Olympic Stadium, looking due north Centennial Olympic Stadium was the 85,000-seat main stadium of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. ...


Turner created Cable News Network in 1980 as another cable channel. He figured that many like him got home too late to watch the network news at 6:30 PM. CNN was instrumental in creating the modern "all news, all the time" television format. In a typical bit of bravado, Turner vowed upon launching CNN that, "We won't be signing off until the world ends. We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event. . . . and when the end of the world comes, we'll play 'Nearer My God to Thee' before we sign off." CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1]. It is a division of the Turner Broadcasting System, owned by Time Warner. ...


After five years on the air, CNN found themselves outgrowing their original home, a former country-club on the outskirts of Midtown Atlanta. Ever the visionary, Turner saw another opportunity. He purchased the Omni International from developer Tom Cousins and moved CNN there. The complex was rechristened the CNN Center. As the Omni International, the office/retail/movie theater/hotel complex had never succeeded. Through some clever financial maneuvering, Cousins had managed to keep it solvent, then sold it to Turner along with the Atlanta Hawks. CNN then moved into the end of the tower that once housed The World of Sid & Marty Krofft. Having the presence of Turner gave the Omni a focus that it had never enjoyed before, and it was instrumental in the revival of Atlanta's Downtown area. The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN). ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


In 1984, Turner launched Cable Music Channel, his competition to MTV. The channel was short-lived, but helped mold and launch the original (but now changed) format of VH1. Cable Music Channel (CMC) was an all-music video channel created by Ted Turner and launched in 1984 by Turner Broadcasting System, providing the first national competition to MTV. Turner later stated that the channel existed at the behest of the cable industry as a defense mechanism against MTVs... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...


After a failed attempt to acquire CBS, Ted Turner purchased the legendary but struggling Hollywood film studio MGM/UA Entertainment Co. from Kirk Kerkorian in 1986 for $1.5 Billion. This article is about the broadcast network. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... This article is about the film studio. ... Kerkor Kirk Kerkorian (born June 6, 1917) is an American billionaire, and president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. ...


Following the acquisition, Ted Turner assumed an enormous debt and had no other choice but to sell parts of the acquisition. MGM/UA Entertainment Co. was sold back to Kirk Kerkorian. The MGM/UA Studio lot in Culver City was sold to Lorimar/Telepictures. Turner kept MGM/UA's pre-1986 and pre-merger film and TV library, which included nearly all of MGM/UA's material made before the merger, and a small portion of United Artists's film and TV properties (which included very few UA pictures, the TV series Gilligan's Island, the RKO Radio Pictures library, and the pre-1948 Warner Bros. library that was once the property of Associated Artists Productions, UA Television's predecessor company). This article is about the film studio. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... Associated Artists Productions was a distributor of theatrical features and short subjects for television founded in 1953 and headed by Elliott Hyman. ...


Turner used these assets to begin adding new cable channels. In 1988, he introduced Turner Network Television (abbreviated TNT) with a broadcast of Gone with the Wind. TNT was, at least initially, a vehicle for older movies and television shows, but slowly began to add original programming and newer reruns. Since its launch in 1994, Turner Classic Movies adopted the role of broadcasting the older Warner Bros., RKO, and MGM libraries. As with the original TBS, TNT used sports broadcasts and pro wrestling organisation WCW to attract a broader audience; in the former case, signing contracts with NASCAR and the NBA. Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... Gone with the Wind is a 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel of the same name. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ... NASCAR on TNT is the tagname for any NASCAR series race that has been broadcast on TNT. // Prior to 2001, Turner Sports home for NASCAR was TNTs sister station, TBS. With the new contracts signed for 2001, Turner entered a partnership with NBC and moved its races to TNT... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ...


In 1992, the MGM library, which as noted above included a number of Warner Brothers properties, including the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies libraries became the core of Cartoon Network. Turner's companies had also purchased Hanna-Barbera Productions by this time, adding additional content. With the 1996 Time Warner merger, the channel's archives gained the post-1948 Warner Bros. cartoon library, thus giving the channel's archive a staggering amount of cartoons. Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Merrie Melodies end title Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Time Warner Inc. ... “WB” redirects here. ...


In the mid-1980s, Turner became a driving force for the colorization of black and white films. In 1985, the film Yankee Doodle Dandy became the first black and white movie to be redistributed in color, thanks to computer colorization. Despite widespread opposition to the practice by many film aficionados, stars and directors, the movie won over a sizeable section of the public on its re-release [3], and Turner would soon colorize a majority of films that he had owned. However, in the mid-1990s, the high cost of the process led Turner to abandon the idea of colorizing films. In contrast with TNT, TCM has shown the unaltered versions of films. A colorized image of Laurel and Hardy, from March of the Wooden Soldiers (formally Babes in Toyland). ... Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 biographical film about George M. Cohan, starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp and Jeanne Cagney. ...


Turner Entertainment Co. was established in August 1986 to oversee the entire film properties owned by Ted Turner. Turner Entertainment Company was established August 4, 1986 to oversee Turner Broadcastings film library after its acquisition of MGM/UA. In addition to the studio, Turner got its library, which included all of MGMs films, Warner Bros. ...


In 1988, Turner purchased Jim Crockett Promotions which he soon renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW) which would grow to become the main competitor to Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation (WWF). In 2001, under AOL Time Warner control, it was sold to World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the WWF). It has been stated that Ted Turner has always had a special place in his heart for professional wrestling. Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Time Warner Inc. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


In 1989, Ted Turner created the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship to be awarded to a work of fiction offering positive solutions to global problems. The winner, chosen from 2500 entries worldwide, was Daniel Quinn's Ishmael. The Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award was created in 1989 by Ted Turner, to be awarded to a fiction work offering creative and positive solutions to global problems. ... Daniel Quinn (born 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a United States writer. ... Ishmael is a novel by Daniel Quinn. ...


In 1990, he created the Turner Foundation, which focuses on philanthropic grants in the areas of the environment and population. Also in that year, he created the character Captain Planet, an environmental superhero. Turner produced two TV series with him as the featured character. This article is about the fictional character. ... For the upcoming parody of superhero films, see Superhero!. Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ...


In 1993, Turner appeared in the epic Gettysburg, which he produced, as Colonel Waller T. Patton, a role he reprised in the 2003 prequel Gods and Generals, also produced by Turner. Gettysburg is a 1993 movie that dramatizes the decisive Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Waller Tazewell Patton (July 15, 1835 – July 21, 1863), was a professor, attorney, and an officer of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ... For other uses, see Gods and Generals (disambiguation). ...


The Time Warner years

On September 22, 1995, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announced plans to merge with Time Warner, Inc. The merger was completed on October 10, 1996, with Turner as vice chairman and head of Time Warner's cable networks division. On January 10, 2000, Time Warner announced plans to merge with AOL as AOL Time Warner. This merger closed January 11, 2001. The company has since dropped "AOL" from its corporate name. is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... Time Warner Inc. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Time Warner Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Time Warner Inc. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Personal life

Before marrying and divorcing Jane Fonda (1991 to 2001), he had been married twice before. His first marriage to Judy Nye lasted four years (1960 to 1964). His second marriage was to Jane Shirley Smith and lasted over 22 years (1965 to 1988). He has five children.[citation needed] Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ...


Turner is reportedly involved with several women, including the novelist and playwright Elizabeth Dewberry.[4]


Recent years

On January 29, 2003, AOL Time Warner announced that Ted Turner would resign as a vice chairman. is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time Warner Inc. ...


On February 24, 2006, Turner announced that he would not seek re-election as director on the Time Warner board of directors. is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time Warner Inc. ...


Through Turner Enterprises, he owns 14 ranches in Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and South Dakota. According to his Ted's Montana Grill website, "Turner Enterprises' mission is to manage Turner lands in an economically sustainable and ecologically sensitive manner, while conserving native species." Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Largest metro area Oklahoma City metro area Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...


Ted Turner sponsors the debates known as the Public Forum Debate of the National Forensic League. Every year, he attends the National Forensic League's National Speech and Debate Tournament and speaks there as well. Public Forum Debate, sometimes called by its former names, Controversy Debates or Ted Turner Debate, and sometimes called Crossfire Debate, is a relatively new style of debate practiced in National Forensic League and National Catholic Forensic League competitions. ... The National Forensic League is one of two major U.S. national organizations which direct high school competitive speech events. ... National Competitors The National Speech and Debate Tournament is a week-long high school championship forensics competition hosted by the National Forensic League itself. ...


On September 19, 2006 Turner in a Reuters Newsmaker conference posited a hypothetical situation, relating to Iran's nuclear position, wherein he stated, " They're a sovereign state. We have 28,000. Why can't they have 10? We don't say anything about Israel -- they've got 100 of them approximately -- or India or Pakistan or Russia." He also facetiously advocated such policies as banning men from public office, "Men should be barred from public office for 100 years in every part of the world...The men have had millions of years where we've been running things. We've screwed it up hopelessly. Let's give it to the women" Reuters News Service September 20, 2006 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pronounced is known as a financial market data provider and a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ...


Achievements

He is America's largest private landowner, owning approximately two million acres (8,000 km²), which is greater than the land areas of the two smallest states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. According to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Turner's land has a higher gross domestic product than the country of Belize. He also has the largest private bison herd in the world, with 40,000 head. In 2002, Turner co-founded Ted's Montana Grill, a restaurant chain specializing in burgers and other entrees made from fresh bison meat.[5] Landowner or Landholder is a holder of the estate in land with considerable rights of ownership or, simply put, an owner of land. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... This article is about GDP in the context of economics. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies B. b. ... Teds Montana Grill, owned by Ted Turner, founder of the Cable News Network, is one of the worlds largest restaurant chains to specialize in bison meat. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... This article is about the food item. ...


In 1991, Turner became the first media figure to be named Time Magazine's Man of the Year


Under his ownership, World Championship Wrestling became the only federation in history to outrate and outsell the McMahon family and their World Wrestling Federation. This event brought about a rise in popularity to professional wrestling and is now known as the Monday Night Wars. WCW tv ratings were also heavily competing with ABC's Monday Night Football. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The term Monday Night Wars pertains to the period of American professional wrestling from September 4, 1995, to March 26, 2001. ...


After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, Turner founded the Goodwill Games as a statement for peace through sport. The American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow was a part of a package of actions to protest against the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. ... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ...


In 1998, Turner pledged to donate $1 billion of his then $3 billion net worth to United Nations causes, and created the United Nations Foundation to administer the gift. The Foundation "builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach." In 2006, the Foundation delivered its billionth dollar to United Nations causes--approximately $600M of which came from Turner, and $400M of which came from public and private sector partners. Turner has pledged to use the remaining $400 million dollars from his commitment to leverage additional funds for UN causes and activities. The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The [United Nations Foundation] was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes. ...


Turner served in the United States Coast Guard [citation needed] USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the United States armed forces a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. ...


Turner is also a recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism. Albert Schweitzer (January 14, 1875 _ September 4, 1965) was a German-born theologian, musician, philosopher, and Germany (now Haut_Rhin département, France). ...


Controversies

  • Ted Turner has called observers of Ash Wednesday "Jesus freaks."[2] He referred to Christianity as "a religion for losers"[2] and dubbed abortion opponents "bozos."[2]
  • Ted Turner caused a stir in Montana in 2003 by providing a significant amount of funding to a project aimed at restoring a westslope cutthroat trout population in Cherry Creek and Cherry Lake. The controversy stemmed from the use of poison to kill the abundant fish population currently living in the stream using the poison antimycin. [6]

Antimycin is an antibiotic which inhibits the electron transport chain between cytochrome B and cytochrome C. Categories: | ...

Bibliography

  • Racing Edge by Ted Turner (Simon & Schuster, 1979) ISBN 0-671-24419-1
  • Biographies
    • Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire by Ken Auletta (W. W. Norton, 2004) ISBN 0-393-05168-4
    • Clash of the Titans: How the Unbridled Ambition of Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch Has Created Global Empires that Control What We Read and Watch Each Day by Richard Hack (New Millennium Press, 2003) ISBN 1-893224-60-0
    • Me and Ted Against the World: The Unauthorized Story of the Founding of CNN by Reese Schonfeld (HarperBusiness, 2001) 0060197463
    • Ted Turner Speaks: Insights from the World's Greatest Maverick by Janet Lowe (Wiley, 1999) ISBN 0-471-34563-6
    • Riding A White Horse: Ted Turner's Goodwill Games and Other Crusades by Althea Carlson (Episcopal Press, 1998) ISBN 0-9663743-0-4
    • Ted Turner: It Ain't As Easy as It Looks: The Amazing Story of CNN by Porter Bibb (Virgin Books, 1996) ISBN 0-86369-892-1
    • Citizen Turner: The Wild Rise of an American Tycoon by Robert Goldberg and Gary Jay Goldberg (Harcourt, 1995) ISBN 0-15-118008-3
    • CNN: The Inside Story : How a Band of Mavericks Changed the Face of Television News by Hank Whittemore (Little Brown & Co, 1990) ISBN 0-316-93761-4
    • Lead Follow or Get Out of the Way: The Story of Ted Turner by Christian Williams (Times Books, 1981) ISBN 0-8129-1004-4
    • Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City 1946-1996 by Frederick Allen (Longstreet Press, 1996) ISBN 1-56352-296-9

See also

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References

  1. ^ "The Forbes 400 - #195 "Robert E "Ted" Turner", Forbes.com, 2007-09-20, Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  2. ^ a b c Jim Rutenberg. "MediaTalk; AOL Sees a Different Side of Time Warner", New York Times, March 19, 2001. 

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Ted Turner
Preceded by
Dave Bristol
Atlanta Braves Managers
one game in 1977
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NAME Turner III, Robert Edward
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Ted Turner
SHORT DESCRIPTION American media mogul, philanthropist, founder of TBS and CNN
DATE OF BIRTH November 19, 1938
PLACE OF BIRTH Cincinnati, Ohio
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Ted Turner is best known as a media mogul after he founded CNN, the first twenty four hour cable news network.
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Turner established the United Nations Foundation with a $1 billion pledge to benefit the United Nations.
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Ted Turner is Co-Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
Turner founded NTI when he realized that several years after the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia still had thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert, that global nuclear threats were in some ways growing worse and that governments were not moving quickly enough to address these threats.
Turner is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including being named Time magazine’s 1991 Man of the Year and Broadcasting and Cable Magazine’s Man of the Century in 1999.
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