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Cable TV News Networks Are a Total Turnoff


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Cable TV News Networks Are a Total Turnoff

Danny Schechter

When Ted Turner launched CNN on June l, 1980, he boasted it would be on the air until the world ended, playing "Nearer My God To Thee," as it was performed on the Titanic when it went down. He hoisted the UN flag over his Atlanta headquarters to express his global ambitions for a 24-hour news channel to unite one world under television.