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Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News

Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News

by Lisa Napoli
Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News

Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News

by Lisa Napoli

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Overview

The wild inside story of the birth of CNN and dawn of the age of 24-hour news

How did we get from an age of dignified nightly news broadcasts on three national networks to the age of 24-hour news channels and constantly breaking news? The answer—thanks to Ted Turner and an oddball cast of cable television visionaries, big league rejects, and nonunion newbies—can be found in the basement of an abandoned country club in Atlanta. Because it was there, in the summer of 1980, that this motley crew launched CNN.
Lisa Napoli’s Up All Night is an entertaining inside look at the founding of the upstart network that set out to change the way news was delivered and consumed, and succeeded beyond even the wildest imaginings of its charismatic and uncontrollable founder. Mixing media history, a business adventure story, and great characters, this is a fun book on the making of the world we live in now.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419751790
Publisher: Abrams Press
Publication date: 05/25/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 413,953
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Lisa Napoli has had a long career in print, radio, TV, and online journalism. She has worked at the New York Times, Marketplace, MSNBC, and KCRW. She is the author of three previous books, Radio Shangri-La, Ray & Joan, and Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News. She lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

March 2001 1

Chapter 1 The Little Girl in the Well, 1949 5

Chapter 2 The Lunatic Fringe 13

Chapter 3 Girdle 'Round the Earth 36

Chapter 4 Watch This Channel Grow! 61

Chapter 5 Captain Outrageous 85

Chapter 6 "No News Is Good News" 109

Chapter 7 Every Drop of Blood 136

Chapter 8 Reese's Pieces 162

Chapter 9 Until the End of the World 193

Chapter 10 Duck Hunting with Fidel 207

Chapter 11 The Little Girl in the Well, 1987 231

Afterword: June 2000 241

Appendix: Timeline 247

Notes 251

Bibliography 283

Acknowledgments 291

Index 295

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