Turner CEO: “Ted Turner Made The World A Global Village”

By Brian 

Turner Broadcasting System CEO Phil Kent addressed the World Report Conference and veteran CNNers during a luncheon at Techwood today:

“Anyone with a sense of history understands the significance of what started in this place on this day,” Kent said. “Many talked about this world being a global village, but through the creation of CNN, Ted Turner made the world a global village.”

Kent continued: “Ted Turner’s audacious vision, to bear witness to events around the world as and where they are happening, and his unwavering faith in the fledging CNN’s mission, and his determination to see it through, is one of the great communications, journalism and business stories of the modern age.”