CNBC Titans Ted Turner

About the Show

Ted Turner is a media mogul, world-class sailor and conservationist. While he doesn’t fit easily into any single category, his story is uniquely American. It made sense that the man known as “The Mouth of the South” would make his fortune with the first 24-hour cable news network. But for Ted Turner, founding CNN, which would become the crown jewel in his rapidly expanding multi-billion dollar media empire, was only one step is his quest for immortality. Turner would shrug off the effects of the most disastrous corporate merger in history to tirelessly pursue his dream of a world without hunger or nuclear weapons.

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  • Ted Turner/Conservationist

    Ted Turner is the single largest land owner in America and a strong supporter of conservation efforts.

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    He is the very model of an American titan.  How much do you know about Ted Turner, "The Mouth of the South"? Take our quiz and find out.

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    It wasn't long after Ted Turner started amassing a sizable real estate portfolio that he had an unusual idea on how to make some money from it.  Today, at nearly 72, he is the nation's largest private landholder — he holds about 2 million acres —and he's been able to use his land and money to make those childhood dreams a reality.

  • Ted Turner/CNN

    Media mogul Ted Turner talks about the difficulties he encountered when launching CNN.

  • Wolf Blitzer on Ted Turner

    CNNâ??s Wolf Blitzer talks about the gamble Ted Turner took when he created the Turner media empire.

  • Ted Turner on the AOL Time Warner Merger

    Ted Turner reflects on doubts he had about the ill-fated AOL-Time Warner merger.

  • Ted Turner/World Class Sailor

    Gary Jobson, friend and fellow crew member of the Americaâ??s Cup winner Courageous, talks about the determination and drive of world class sailor Ted Turner.

  • Ted Turner/Fastnet

    Gary Jobson, friend and fellow crew member of the Americaâ??s Cup winner, Courageous, remembers the tragic ocean Fastnet race which raced a horrific storm in 1979.

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