Definition of CNN

Cable News Network


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Subsidiary company of Turner Broadcasting Systems. It was created by Ted Turner in 1980 to present 24-hour live news broadcasts, using satellites to transmit reports from news bureaus around the world. CNN became prominent in 1991 with its coverage of the Persian Gulf War. The company also operates the news channels Headline News and CNN International. See also cable television.

Variants of CNN

CNN or Cable News Network


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