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Ted Turner: In His Own Words

Mountain Outlaw Magazine By: JOSEPH T. O’CONNOR To many, Ted Turner, the adopted Montanan dwelling in our own backyard, is a bit of a mystery, a man who has led two lives. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native cut his teeth on business ventures of near-epic proportions. He founded the CNN and TBS television networks, owned the […]


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THE ATLANTAN – Ted Talks

By Phebe Wahl “As long as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by nature and creatures of all kinds. I’ve been told my first word was ‘pretty’ when I saw a butterfly,” reflects lifelong Atlantan Ted Turner, who recently launched Ted Turner Expeditions, offering customized, eco-minded trips with access to more than 1.1 million […]


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Talking Grasslands with Ted Turner

The Huffington Post By Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy Ted Turner is one of my personal heroes, going back to his 1977 win of the America’s Cup in Newport, Rhode Island, at the helm of the boat Courageous. Back then I never would have guessed that I would someday be talking conservation […]


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Ted Turner Talks Montana, Bison, Capitalism & The Book Last Stand

Bozeman Magazine – November, 2014 Ted Turner Talks Montana, Bison, Capitalism & The Book Last Stand October 31, 2014 I’ll be honest: I never knew what to make of Ted Turner. I would hear of “Ted sightings” in Bozeman, but I never met the man myself. Now I feel like I’ve had a long conversation […]


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FORTUNE: Ted Turner at 75: A Q&A

By Patricia Sellers Ted Turner has been defying death his entire life. His sister, Mary Jane, who was his only sibling, died at 17. His father, a philandering alcoholic, killed himself at 53. Young Ted loaded up on debt to save his father’s billboard company and later took big financial risks to create CNN , […]


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Ted’s Montana Grill CEO: ‘In a 100-yard dash, I give people a 99-yard leash’

Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Henry Unger While successful, Ted Turner hasn’t partnered with many people in his business career. In fact, he grew even more gun-shy after losing most of his wealth in the Time Warner-AOL merger. Still, Turner put up $5 million a decade ago to partner with veteran restaurant owner George McKerrow. They started […]


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Ted Turner: ‘Taking risks depends on how good your judgment is’

Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Henry Unger Before there was a 24 / 7, all-news cable network and before giving away money became more common among top business execs, there was Ted Turner with a vision for both. On Tuesday, Turner’s commitment 15 years ago to give $1 billion to the United Nations will be commemorated at […]


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The First Man of Philanthropy: Ted Turner

BY EILEEN GORDON At age 73, Ted Turner may be the best he has ever been. He is articulate, philosophical and, perhaps, a kinder and gentler Ted than ever before. But, let there be no doubt, he’s as sharp as a razor and focused on the future. His remarkable life has included many failures as […]


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Turner talks U.N., philanthropy

Variety Magazine ‘I could be doing more!’ says the media giant. Ted Turner’s Superstation TBS marked the start of basic cable, and he pioneered made-for-basic-cable programming. His TBS-Atlanta Braves synergy rewrote the rules of sports broadcasting. His CNN was the first 24-hour news channel, which made TV history in 1991 by broadcasting from behind enemy […]


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Going Native

Garden & Gun May/June 2012 Since I first made his acquaintance in the 1980s, it’s always been the same. He comes out and invites you in. The greeting is never about him. In our history he’s never been the Great Man Behind the Huge Wooden Desk. Instead, he’s up and working in his Atlanta office, […]


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