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Ted Turner

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 ... More »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.... [ Wikipedia ]

Blame Jane: Ted Turner's son says Fonda made dad a lib

Congressional candidate Teddy Turner (l.) is conservative, and his father, media mogul Ted Turner is liberal, but the two are close. (Teddy Turner for Congress, Reuters) Teddy Turner, son of billionaire media mogul Ted Turner and Republican candidate for Congress, said his ...

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Teddy Turner Vying For Congressional Seat In South Carolina Race

Senate, Video, South Carolina, South Carolina Primary, Ted Turner, Teddy Turner, South Carolina Congressional Seat, Ted Turner Son, Teddy Turner 2013, Teddy Turner Congress, Teddy Turner South Carolina, Politics News MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Teddy Turner inherited his love of sailing ...

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Braves retire Chipper Jones' No. 10 jersey

'' Among those joining Jones on stage were former manager Bobby Cox, former owner Ted Turner and former outfielder Dale Murphy, Braves president John Schuerholz, second baseman Dan Uggla, his parents - Larry and Lynne Jones - and four boys. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first ...

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Con man exposed after Justin Bieber ruse

Ahmed's fame led to numerous encounters with international royalty and well-known diginitaries, including the crown prince and princess of Norway, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and CNN founder Ted Turner. Ahmed apparently wasn't ...

Sanford advances to runoff in South Carolina GOP House race

Fifteen other Republicans were running, including Teddy Turner, the son of media mogul Ted Turner. The winner will face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Bush, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert. She won the Democratic primary for the seat, handily defeated perennial candidate Ben Frasier. ...

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Sanford seeks 'redemption' in wild congressional race

One of Sanford's GOP rivals, Teddy Turner is the son of CNN founder Ted Turner. His family ties, deep pockets and sudden rise in some internal polling have made him a big target. Opponents are filling mailboxes with attack ads on Turner, with some tying the candidate to one of his ...

Open congressional seat draws big names to South Carolina race

" While Sanford runs on his experience, fellow Republican Teddy Turner, the son of billionaire media mogul and CNN founder Ted Turner, is running against the political establishment. "We can't send more politicians to Washington," Turner said. "It's the definition of insanity -- ...

Stephen Colbert's sister, Ted Turner's son just a few candidates in colorful S.C. election

There's the political novice in high school economics teacher Teddy Turner, He's the son, you guessed it -- of eccentric media mogul Ted Turner. Teddy Turner said of his father, "He's a pretty big liberal these days. But you know it shouldn't hurt you, but it does because people won't ...

Con artist 'posed as Ted Turner's nephew on dating sites and fleeced women he met'

He would often tell them he was the nephew of media mogul Ted Turner - the founder of CNN, it was revealed today. One victim said he stole $5,000 worth of jewelry and her car and resold them in Arizona. Some of the fraudulent ventures included diamond dealing and catering, according to ...

Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford announces run for Congress

Teddy Turner, the son of media magnate Ted Turner, announced he's holding a reception on Thursday to kick off his campaign for the GOP nomination. "Spending in Washington has gotten way out of control with no real efforts to cut spending while thousands go without jobs. It's frustrating ...

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Bring the Maverick out

At the United Nations Foundation, Ted Turner taught us to believe that innovation through risk-taking can save lives when barriers are lifted. Bringing non-traditional philanthropists together as innovative global partners, we pool expertise, and insights to help the United Nations ...

20 People Who Changed Tech: Ted Turner And Jerry Levin

Howard Anderson | June 03, 2013 09:06 AM Ya gotta love Ted Turner. He gets points for: -- Getting kicked out of Brown University for having a woman in his room. (Go, Ted!) -- Realizing that by buying transponders on a geosynchronous satellite, he could create a Superstation. The cable ...

Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch head South Carolina field

Photograph: Bruce Smith/AP Polls opened on Tuesday in a US congressional race that has thrown together a colourful cast of candidates including Stephen Colbert's sister, Ted Turner's son and a former governor of the state who once gave new meaning to "hiking the Appalachian trail". The ...

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Mark Sanford: 'Blessing and treat' to run again

One of the other Republicans was Teddy Turner, the son of media mogul Ted Turner. There were two candidates in the Democratic primary, one of them Elizabeth Colbert Bush, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert. The seat became vacant last year when Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Tim Scott to ...

Ted Turner's son vying in SC congressional primary

Teddy Turner, son of media magnate Ted Turner, poses for a photo inside his home in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2012. Turner is now one of at least 10 Republicans and two Democrats seeking former U.S. Rep. Tim Scott’s old seat in a district reaching from the sea ...

Ted Turner wins bison transfer court challenge

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Billionaire Ted Turner can keep his Yellowstone National Park bison calves. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/YDARva) in a story published Sunday that Gallatin County Judge Holly Brown dismissed a request by a coalition of wildlife advocates to ...

Eyewitness: North County Resident, Retired CNN Correspondent Remembers Domestic Attack, Wars

You want to be aggressive because you need to tell a story but you are also mindful of circumstances and the sensibilities of the community you are in.” Lefevre started at CNN as a correspondent in 1983, three years after Ted Turner launched the first 24-hour cable news network on June ...

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Sanford advances to GOP runoff in House race in SC

Photo: Bruce Smith Campaign signs line the curb outside a polling place in Mount... Teddy Turner, the son of media mogul Ted Turner, speaks with reporters outside a polling place in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Turner is one of 16 Republicans running Tuesday ...

US House battle brewing among SC Republicans

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2012 file photo, Teddy Turner, son of media magnate Ted Turner, poses outside his home in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Turner is one of 16 Republicans and two Democrats seeking former U.S. Rep. Tim Scott’s old seat in a district reaching from the sea islands ...

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