If it wasn’t for CNN, there might not be any 24 hour news channel on air today. Before the launch of the network, people used to watch news in thirty minute segments, waiting for the program to come on. The CNN network revolutionized the way news was reported and presented, forever changing the industry standards.
CNN (Cable News Network) has now become a household name, but it started about 34 years ago as just one man’s vision. Robert ‘Ted’ Turner created CNN way back in 1980 because someone told him it couldn’t be done. It was just an idea before the challenge was presented to him and he refused to accept his brainchild as impossibility.
He invested his time and money, spending four years into the development of the network. On 1st June 1980, at 5:00 P.M Eastern Standard Time, CNN was launched. Ted Turner himself spoke at the first airing, announcing.