Cable News Network launched (37 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


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.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Cable News Network launched". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[, accessed 26 October 2016.]