Cable News Network launched

(37 words)
  • 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.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Cable News Network launched". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[, accessed 27 November 2015.]