Robert Edward Turner

Starting with one bankrupt UHF television station in Atlanta, Robert Edward (Ted) Turner built a media empire that included TNT, TBS-the first new television network since PBS-and the revolutionary twenty-four-hour Cable News Network (CNN). As the largest private land owner in the United States, Turner works to restore overgrazed ranchland and to reintroduce native plants and bison. The owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of sailing's America's Cup, he established the Goodwill Games in 1986 to improve relations with the then Soviet Union. His family's Turner Foundation donates $25 million to environmental groups annually, and in 1997 he donated $1 billion to the United Nations.


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Reflections on Working Towards Peace