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Ted Turner
November 19, 1938 Ted Turner born, Cincinnati, Ohio
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January 1, 1970 Atlanta UHF Channel 17, WJRJ becomes WTCG (Turner Communications Group
  Ted Turner
January 1, 1976 Ted Turner purchases the Atlanta Braves
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  Ted Turner
December 17, 1976 WTCG, Channel 17 (Atlanta), owned and operated by Ted Turner, begins to uplink its signal to a satellite transponder and give it to cable operators across the country for free. It is the first "Superstation"
  Ted Turner
December 17, 1976 The first of the so-called "Superstations" begins broadcasting from Atlanta as WTBS (owned by Ted Turner)
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January 28, 1977 Turner Communications purchases controlling interest in the Atlanta Hawks
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August 21, 1979 Turner Communications Group becomes Turner Broadcasting System.
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August 8, 1986 In what will become one of the smartest moves that Ted Turner will ever make, he purchases the MGM library
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September 8, 1986 A month after purchasing the MGM library, Ted Turner releases a colorized version of "Yankee Doodle Dandy," starring James Cagney
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April 4, 1997 First National League game at Turner Field, Atlanta Braves lose to the Chicago Cubs, 5-4. It is only the fifth field used by the Braves as a home field in more than 125 years of playing baseball
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January 28, 2003 Ted Turner resigns as Vice-Chairman of AOL Time-Warner
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