Cable News Network
June 1, 1980
(a Time Warner
"The Most Trusted
Name in News"
"CNN = Politics"
"The Best Political
Team on Television"
"CNN = Money"
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Cable News Network, almost always re-
ferred to by its initialism CNN, is a major
U.S. cable news network founded in 1980 by
Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was
the first station to provide 24-hour television
news coverage, and the first all-news tele-
vision network in the United States. While
the news network has numerous affiliates,
CNN primarily broadcasts from its headquar-
ters at the CNN Center in Atlanta, the Time
Warner Center in New York City, and studios
in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. CNN is
owned by parent company Time Warner, and
the U.S. news network is a division of the
Turner Broadcasting System.
CNN is sometimes referred to as CNN/
U.S. to distinguish the North American chan-
nel from its international counterpart, CNN
International. As of June 2008, CNN is avail-
able in over 93 million U.S. households.
Broadcast coverage extends to over 890,000
American hotel rooms, and the U.S broad-
cast is also shown in Canada. Globally, CNN
programming airs through CNN Internation-
al, which can be seen by viewers in over 212
countries and territories.
In terms of
unique viewers (Nielsen Cume Ratings), CNN
rates as the United State’s number two cable
The first CNN broadcast went live on June
1, 1980. By pr