Three years later, due to the increasing saturation of cable in homes, the number of households with access to CNN grew to over 33 million viewers; 20 percent of U.S. homes with televisions3. Now accessible by over 89 million homes in the United States and 160 million households worldwide.4, CNN has become a household name and a global organization.
Initial domestic news bureaus existed in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco5 in addition to the headquarters in Atlanta, but as of 2007 the number of bureaus has grown to a total of 10 domestic and 30 international sites6 with plans for 10 additional domestic locations7.
Founded by television mogul Ted Turner nearly three decades ago, CNN has firmly established itself as "The Most Trusted Name in News", round the clock and worldwide.
In the early days of the channel, it was called the 'Chicken Noodle Network' due to financial losses and by critics who believed the station would not last.
Ted Turner, founder of CNN, also founded Turner Broadcasting System which has spawned a number of other popular domestic and international television stations: TBS, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, TNT and TruTv.
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LC Call Number: PN 4888.T4 F59 1997
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LC Call Number: HE 8689.9.G7 K86 2000
Catalog Record: 711147
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Catalog Record: 2001269553
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1. Küng-Shankleman, p. 80
2. Time Magazine cover, August 9, 1982
3. Flournoy & Stewart, p. 2
4. CNN Launches, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cnn-launches
5. Terrible Ted vs. the Networks, Time Magazine, 1980, June 9
6. CNN International Bureaus, http://www.cnnasiapacific.com/factsheets/?catID=8
7. Houston to get new CNN new bureau, Houston Business Journal