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Up all night Ted Turner, CNN, and the birth of 24-hour news
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Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2020]
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8 audio discs (9 hr., 21 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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The wild true story of the birth of CNN and dawn of the age of 24-hour news. How did we get from an age of dignified nightly news broadcasts on three national networks to one of 24-hour channels and constantly breaking news? The answer-thanks to Ted Turner and an oddball cast of cable television visionaries, big league discards, ambitious small-market risk-takers, and nonunion newbies-can be found in the basement of an abandoned country club in Atlanta. Because it was there, in the summer of 1980, that against all odds this motley crew launched CNN. Lisa Napoli's Up All Night is an entertaining inside look at the founding of the upstart network that set out to change the way news was delivered and consumed. At the time, Ted Turner's gambit was derided as folly. Who would watch news at all hours? Was it even technologically possible? But Turner, a champion sailor, notorious playboy, and infamous talker, wasn't the kind of person who listened to doubters. Charismatic and uncontrollable, he wasn't going to be stopped, even by a lost $50 million satellite. Up All Night tells the important and surprising founding story of the first all-news channel - a groundbreaking part of media and business history that paved the way (for better or for worse) for the world we live in today.
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