CNN was a big gamble when Ted Turner started the first superstation. The network was—and as of 2021 still is—headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. What made it super was the acquisition of satellite time that had been allocated to ABC. This allowed his Cable News Network to be seen anywhere in the world. CNN proved itself over a few high-profile stories that were reported in depth and in both live and recorded formats. CNN was the first network or channel to switch from terrestrial to satellite dissemination and to a 24-hour news cycle. With the advent of the global Internet, almost any station can now stream its programs over the Internet but that was not the case in the 1970s when CNN grew from a small ...

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