Cable News Network (CNN) is An American basic cable And Satellite Television news channel Owned by the Turner Broadcasting System, a Division of Time Warner. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel. Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-Hour news Coverage, and was the first all-News Television Channel in the United States.
The Cable News Network was launched at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 1, 1980. After an introduction by Ted Turner, the husband and wife team of David Walker and Lois Hart anchored the channel's first newscast. Burt Reinhardt, the executive vice president of CNN at its launch, hired most of the channel's first 200 employees, including the network's first news anchor, Bernard Shaw.
Since its debut, CNN has expanded its reach to a number of cable and satellite television providers, several websites, and specialized closed-circuit channels such as CNN Airport. The company has 42 bureaus 11 domestic, 31 international, more than 900 affiliated local stations which also receive news and features content via the video newswire service CNN Newsource, and several regional and foreign-language networks around the world. The channel's Success made a bona-fide mogul of founder Ted Turner. and set the stage for conglomerate Time Warner's eventual acquisition of the Turner Broadcasting System in 1996.
“voice of CNN” is provided by distinguished actor James Earl Jones, whose recorded voice regularly intones, “This is CNN.”