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  The Power of Philanthropy | Ted Turner | Faces of Philanthropy
Ted Turner is best known as a media mogul after he founded CNN, the first twenty four hour cable news network.
Under Turner’s ownership and with the publicity enabled by his media network, the Atlanta Braves became a nationally popular baseball franchise.
Turner established the United Nations Foundation with a $1 billion pledge to benefit the United Nations.
facesofphilanthropy.com /TedTurner.php   (126 words)

  NTI: Board of Directors: Ted Turner
Ted Turner is Co-Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
Turner founded NTI when he realized that several years after the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia still had thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert, that global nuclear threats were in some ways growing worse and that governments were not moving quickly enough to address these threats.
Turner is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including being named Time magazine’s 1991 Man of the Year and Broadcasting and Cable Magazine’s Man of the Century in 1999.
www.nti.org /b_aboutnti/b1a.html   (225 words)

  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Ted Turner (b. 1938)
Within three years, Turner's "Superstation" was beamed via satellite to homes across the country, making residents from Alaska to Florida fans of the Braves, who became known as "America's Team." In 1979 the station's call letters were changed to WTBS to reflect the company's new name, Turner Broadcasting System.
Turner paid a reported $1.5 billion for the studio and its extensive film library, but it is widely believed that the package was overvalued.
Turner reached the age of sixty-five, much of his fortune and power had diminished, although he was acknowledged as the largest private landholder and philanthropist in America.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1509   (1643 words)

  Ted Turner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turner's penchant for making controversial statements has earned him the nickname "The Mouth of the South." Turner was also in the news for his much publicized marriage to Jane Fonda as well as their subsequent divorce.
Turner Entertainment Co. was established in August 1986 to oversee the entire film properties owned by Ted Turner.
Ted Turner sponsors the debates known as the Public Forum Debate of the National Forensic League.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ted_Turner   (1661 words)

 Turner - MSN Encarta
Ted Turner, born in 1938, American business executive and sports enthusiast, one of the most influential television executives of the late 20th century.
Turner married the American actor Jane Fonda in 1991.
In 1997 Turner pledged to donate $1 billion to the United Nations (UN), one of the largest single charitable donations in history.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557375/Turner_Ted.html   (507 words)

 Ted Turner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ted Turner is a name that has become synonymous with entertainment.
Ted Turner Documentaries, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Ted Turner Foundation, Inc., combines compelling storytelling with the power of the electronic media to address issues of global importance and motivate people to better the world.
Turner is committed to creating documentaries that not only inform, but inspire people to action.
www.tedturner.com /tedturner/entertainment.asp   (252 words)

 Ted Turner St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Ted Turner, a flamboyant Southern entrepreneur and sportsman, first came to prominence in 1977 when, as the skipper of the winning yacht in the America's Cup race, he shocked the rather staid community of Newport Rhode Island with his wild celebrations and partying.
Turner eventually discovered the existence of a communications satellite in a geosynchronous orbit over the earth that could be used on a 24-hour basis by anyone willing to pay the rent.
Turner was now the owner of perhaps the largest library of filmed entertainment in the world--sufficient programming to keep WTBS going forever, in addition to being able to market the films on video and lease them to other networks.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419201231   (869 words)

 Wishbone Info : Personnel :: Ted Turner
Ted's first band was a Birmingham based blues band called King Biscuit, although he did audition unsuccessfully for the vacant guitar position in Jon Hiseman's Colosseum.
Ted Turner would be an integral part of the original Wishbone Ash line-up, gracing the band's first four albums with his distinctive, soulful playing, as well as his songwriting and vocal talents.
Ted quit England to live in America and spent the best part of the late seventies/early eighties performing with local musicians, depending on where he was living.
www.wishboneash.co.uk /personnel/3.aspx   (399 words)

 AskMen.com - Ted Turner
Ted Turner is an enigma; he is one of the world's richest, most successful businessmen, yet he is also one of the most controversial and outspoken.
Born Robert Edward Turner III in Cincinnati, Ohio, Turner was faced with his father's suicide at the tender age of 24.
Turner was known early on for his eccentric behavior.
www.askmen.com /men/feb00/14_ted_turner.html   (941 words)

 Ted Turner to Keynote
Ted Turner is chairman of the United Nations Foundation, the Turner Foundation, and co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (co-chaired with Senator Sam Nunn).
Turner is most known as the visionary behind such cable networks as CNN, TBS, TNT and the Cartoon Network.
Turner is the recipient of numerous civic and industry awards and honors, including being named Time Magazine’s 1991 Man of the Year.
www.solarpowerconference.com /news/news.php?id=25   (226 words)

 Who Made America? | Innovators | Ted Turner
Ted Turner, who revolutionized news reporting and has done more than anyone to create a true "global village," was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1938.
Young Ted spent eight years at a Tennessee military school (its motto: "Honor - Truth - Duty"), developing a love for the classics, an aggressive streak as a sailor, and a grasp of history.
Turner sold his company to Time Warner in 1996, and was removed from its management in 2000.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/turner_hi.html   (517 words)

 Turner, Ted   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ted Turner is one of the entrepreneurs responsible for re-thinking the way we use television, especially cable television, in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Turner's penchant for wringing every possible use from his corporations' possessions has enabled him to establish a corporate empire with holdings in virtually every area of the entertainment industry.
Turner has actively sought publicity both for himself and for a number of causes he supports such as the environmental movement, world peace, especially when they have been associated with Turner's media or sports holdings.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/T/htmlT/turnerted/turnerted.htm   (1086 words)

 Avoiding Armageddon . Ted Turner | PBS
Turner, the vice chairman of AOL Time Warner, has now begun a new enterprise, combining two of his passions — media enterprise and global reform — to create two of the most exciting new entertainment companies in the world.
Turner created the concept of the "superstation," transmitting his TBS signal on cable system satellites across the country, offering television viewers a peek into the future of multi-channel programming.
Turner is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including Time magazine's 1991 Man of the Year, and Cable and Broadcasting's Man of the Century in 1999.
www.pbs.org /avoidingarmageddon/meetThePeople/meet_03_01_01_turner.html   (968 words)

 Ted Turner
Ted Turner received the World Ecology Award from the International Center for Tropical Ecology at a gala dinner held on Thursday June 8, 2000 at the Ridgway Center, Missouri Botanical Garden.
Ted Turner, the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, is an active environmentalist.
Ted Turner is a member of the board of directors of the Martin Luther King, Jr.
www.umsl.edu /~biology/icte/WEArecipients/turner.html   (289 words)

 Congratulations Ted Turner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ted Turner’s unprecedented donation of $1 billion to the United Nations truly does, as he hoped it would, set a new standard for gallantry.
Turner, in appreciation and congratulations, by focusing today on a marvelous way to increase charitable donations at no additional cost to you, allowing the same money to produce as much as ten times more good works for your charities.
Turner could purchase $200 million of last-to-die insurance for only $20 million however the policy would be based on current interest and mortality.
www.barrykaye.com /TedTurner.htm   (1267 words)

 Ted's Montana Grill   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Through Turner Enterprises, he is one of the largest ranchers in the U.S., with 14 ranches in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Turner has made his mark as one of the most influential philanthropists in the U.S. He directs most of his charitable contributions through the Turner Foundation (turnerfoundation.org), which was founded in 1990; the United Nations Foundation (unfoundation.org), which was created in 1997; and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (nti.org), which was launched in January 2001.
The Turner Endangered Species Fund is a core grantee of the Turner Foundation, which works to conserve biodiversity by emphasizing efforts on private land, particularly on the Turner properties.
www.tedsmontanagrill.com /about_turner.html   (589 words)

 CNN - Ted Turner donates $1 billion to 'U.N. causes' - September 18, 1997
Turner made the announcement at a dinner held in New York by the United Nations Association-USA to honor Turner for his contribution to the international community.
Turner said the gift was based on the money he'd made from the Time Warner stock he received when Turner Broadcasting merged with Time Warner to form the world's largest communications company (and CNN's parent company as well).
Turner said he wanted to donate the money directly to the U.N. but was told by his lawyers that would not be legal.
edition.cnn.com /US/9709/18/turner.gift   (875 words)

 Ted Turner
Ted Turner is best known for creating one of the world's most impressive media empires through the use of modern cable and satellite technologies.
After Turner successfully rejuvenated his late father's advertising business in the 1960's, he turned his attention to television.
Turner has also pursued affiliations with American networks such as CBS and ABC, and he is the owner of a number of professional sports franchises in Atlanta.
www.multied.com /Bio/people/Turner.html   (102 words)

 CNN.com - Turner reflects on CNN at 25 - Jun 2, 2005
Turner made his comments at a conference attended by CNN employees and contributors to the network's World Report program, which he credited with helping CNN gain its exclusive coverage of the first Gulf War.
Turner was referring to the Time Warner chief executive who signed off on the merger with AOL in 2001.
Turner, not known for his modesty, credited his own efforts for helping to end the Cold War, and noted that he launched the Goodwill Games in 1986 as a way to ease international tensions through sports competition.
www.cnn.com /2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/01/turner.25th.cnn   (975 words)

 Ted Turner to leave Time Warner board - Boston.com
Ted Turner is seen in New York City, November 2, 2005.
Turner's spokesman, Phillip Evans, called Turner's decision a personal one and said its timing on the heels of the aborted Icahn proxy battle was a coincidence.
Turner, whose first fame came as a sports baron and yachtsman, was chairman of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., which includes such channels as CNN, TBS and TNT.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2006/02/24/ted_turner_to_leave_time_warner_board_reuters   (723 words)

 An incomplete account of Ted Turner's fall from grace - The Boston Globe
Turner began in a billboard business started by his father but longed to vault onto a bigger stage, namely television.
"Turner was taking a huge business risk," Auletta writes, as the entrepreneur borrowed heavily and sold few ads during his early television years.
Turner is a memorable character: wily, charming, insecure, and passionate.
www.boston.com /ae/books/articles/2004/09/26/an_incomplete_account_of_ted_turners_fall_from_grace   (651 words)

 Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Turner a "world citizen extra-ordinaire." The New York Times described the proposal as "probably the single largest charitable donation in history." And it earned Turner a cover story in Newsweek, which quoted him as saying he was "putting the rich on notice" to follow his lead.
Turner was the son of the owner of a billboard-advertising company based in Atlanta, Ga. After incomplete schooling at Brown University (Providence, R.I.) and stints as an account executive in his father's firm, he became general manager of one of the latter's branch offices in 1960.
In 1975 Turner's company was one of the first to use a new communications satellite to broadcast Channel 17 (later renamed WTBS, or TBS, the Turner Broadcasting System) to a nationwide cable television audience, thereby greatly increasing his station's revenues.
www.apfn.org /apfn/turner.htm   (6639 words)

 USATODAY.com - Ted Turner: Turn Korean DMZ into peace park   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Turner first raised the idea of a peace park during a visit to the two Koreas this summer, and urged both sides to sign a peace treaty as a first step.
Turner was speaking at a dinner honoring a new initiative to promote "sustainable tourism" at World Heritage Sites — landmarks designated by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.
Turner said the DMZ should be a monument to both North and South Korea and China and the United States, countries that lost thousands of young men fighting in the area.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-11-18-turnerdmz_x.htm   (453 words)

 Rod Dreher on Ted Turner & Religion on National Review Online
Turner really was a deeply religious boy, despite his father's emotional abuse.
For Turner, the world still needs saving as much as it did when he was a would-be missionary; it's just that the gospel he preaches is a militantly secular one.
Turner had indeed left the interview saying, "God bless you," which I'd taken to be a smirky remark.
www.nationalreview.com /dreher/dreher021103.asp   (1257 words)

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Turner grantee Greenpeace International commissioned a packet on "safe trade in the 21st century," which was distributed in Seattle along with vivid green condoms in packets emblazoned with that slogan.
Turner's affinity for, and generosity to, the UN is reflective of his
Turner's dislike of Fox News and its founder Rupert Murdoch is palpable.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /individualProfile.asp?indid=2004   (1749 words)

 Ted Turner | BaseballLibrary.com
Ted Turner's career in baseball, marked with controversy but little on-field success, began with his 1976 purchase of the Braves, which kept the team in Atlanta.
Turner's aggressive pursuit of Gary Matthews following the 1976 season led to his one-year suspension from baseball for tampering.
Turner has been a free spender with free agents, but his major purchases, Andy Messersmith and Bruce Sutter, had arm problems and proved to be busts.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/T/Turner_Ted.stm   (482 words)

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