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Ted Turner Launches CNN, the First All-News Television Channel, Creating the 24-Hour News Cycle


On June 1, 1980 Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III launched the Cable News Network (CNN) in Atlanta, Georgia. The husband and wife team of David Walker and Lois Hart anchored its first newscast. CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States.

The impact of the 24-hour news cycle, pioneered by CNN, came to called the CNN effect.


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