Friday, May 29, 2015

35 Years Of CNN; For Better Or Worse; TGIF Opener

Monday marks the 35-year anniversary of CNN. Or, as it debuted on June 1, 1980: "Cable News Network."

At the time, few people gave CNN a chance. Most TV people thought Ted Turner, the man who bankrolled the entire Atlanta operation, was out of his mind. Who would watch a cable news network 24 hours a day, seven day a week? Skepticism was rampant. Even Turner himself had doubts but carried on.

Today, at its best, CNN is the go-to destination for legitimate, BREAKING NEWS--not necessarily just missing planes in Australia and Southeast Asia.

As you begin your Friday enjoy the video above and see some of the network's embryonic funnier moments, including a few specialties involving Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper.

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  1. I thought back then,Atlanta?.
    Then again,the highest rated cable channel I read is The Weather Channel. You never know.

  2. Miss the nightly news with Bernard Shaw and Mary Alice Williams.
    Wolfie and Andy doesn't do it for me.

  3. Looks like KRON now. ;-)

  4. They have an inferior product and the ratings prove it.