CNN Company History Timeline

1980

Media mogul Ted Turner launched the Cable News Network—CNN—in Atlanta on June 1, 1980, as the world’s first 24-hour all-news network.

After four years in development, CNN signed on the air June 1, 1980, with a news telecast anchored by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Walker and Lois Hart.

On June 1, 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut.

Television in the United States: CNN Among the new services that energized the cable industry in the 1980s were the Cable News Network (CNN) and MTV (Music Television). CNN began operating in 1980 with the intention of becoming the premier source of television news for the entire world.

1983

However, Turner continued to invest in building up the network’s news bureaus around the world and in 1983, he bought Satellite News Channel, owned in part by ABC, and thereby eliminated CNN’s main competitor.

1991

Television in the United States: Breaking news …in September 1991, for example, CNN essentially emerged as a 24-hour war channel.

1996

In 1996 CNN, along with the rest of the Turner Broadcasting System, was absorbed by entertainment conglomerate Time Warner Inc. (later called WarnerMedia).

2000

To a lesser but still significant extent, the car chase and subsequent murder trial involving former football star O.J. Simpson, the Columbine High School shootings, and the 2000 presidential election were among the succession of stories to…

2002

On Christmas Eve 2002, the pregnant Laci had disappeared from Modesto, California.

2004

On June 1, 2004, opening statements begin in the trial of Scott Peterson, accused of murdering his wife Laci and the couple’s unborn son.

Founded
1980
Company Founded
Headquarters
Atlanta, GA
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Founders
Turner CDN,Reese Schonfeld
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