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Cable Guy – the Ted Turner story



Ted Turner is a legendary media mogul who has had an incredible impact on global broadcasting

He was born in 1938 in Cincinnati and began his career in the 1960s as a business executive at his father’s advertising company.

In 1970, Ted Turner purchased an Atlanta UHF station that would become the beginning of the Turner Broadcasting System.

He knew that taking a small town, fourth-placed network to the national level would change the industry.

In 1980, Turner launched the Cable News Network, revolutionising the news industry by providing 24-hour coverage that was both comprehensive and timely.

It began in an old Jewish club. Network executives worked on the top floor, and CNN was in the basement.

Turner’s ambition pushed him and his team at CNN beyond conventional expectations and into uncharted territory.

Then on June 1, 1980, television news changed forever.

For its first few years, Ted’s fledgling network struggled in the ratings, struggled to make money, and struggled to be taken seriously.

The networks called their little cousin ‘chicken noddle news’.

But shaking off its reputation had to wait until the beginning of the gulf war.

When CNN was the network Americans, and even the networks turned to, for coverage live, on the ground.

Throughout his life Ted Turner has been recognised for his extraordinary contributions to broadcasting.

A strong, complex and determined figure who created an icon, and became one himself.

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The possibility of a U.S. recession



There’s been a lot going on in markets…

It’s been a turbulent time in financial markets, to say the least.

From seeing a banking crisis sweep around the world, to a new global reserve currency start to emerge – there hasn’t been a quiet day on the market.

And there’s also a little bit of Marty McFly meets Bog Iger from Disney, as UBS appoint a former Credit Suisse CEO to help with the merger of the two banks.

AND, the possibility of a U.S. recession…

Chris Uhl from joins us to discuss.

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Disney trumps DeSantis with legal loophole



Disney has outplayed Ron DeSantis by leaning on a decades-old royal clause

In February, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis moved to take over Disney World’s governing body.

It was all in retaliation to the company’s public stance against the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

But now, new reports suggest this whole plan may have backfired.

Members of the new governor-appointed board argue the previous members stripped the board of its power before they left.

It was all part of an agreement, which was approved a day before DeSantis assumed more control of the land around Disney’s theme park.

Disney is leaning on a property law which essentially makes the company the government of the area.

New board member Ron Peri says the board has lost the majority of its ability to do anything beyond maintain the roads and basic infrastructure.

For just under six decades, Disney has operated its expansive theme park and resort in Florida under a specially designated district.

A board oversaw the area and had free reign of development processes.

Disney also had the authority to appoint district board members.

But this special status came under threat when Disney clashed with DeSantis and his “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Florida lawmakers the passed a bill in February to end Disney’s self-governing status and give the governor the authority to appoint new board members to the district.

DeSantis appointed five supervisors, including a parents’ rights activist and three Republican donors.

But the new supervisors say previous board members entered an agreement before they left their positions – effectively stripping them of any powers. #trending #featured

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The Power of Play



Let’s take a look at the history of video games and the exciting future of the gaming industry.

From classic arcade games to the latest consoles and online multiplayer experiences, gamers have been lining up for decades to get their hands on the hottest games.

But what goes on behind the scenes to create these immersive worlds? The Power of Play takes you behind the curtain to explore the hard work and dedication of game developers as they bring these virtual experiences to life.

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