Cable News Network launched

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

In June 1980, American billionaire Ted Turner created the Cable News Network, thus starting 24-hour cable news. Turner founded news bureaus in a number of major cities throughout the world. The live news feed was transmitted via satellite.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Cable News Network launched". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=3722, accessed 23 July 2014.]