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Aprill O. Turner Keeler- 708: History of Communications Week 7- The World of Television-Group 1 October 12, 2014 Television over the years has had many innovations and programs that had influence on the thinking and behavior of its audiences. Since I am a news junkie and love the 24- hour news cycle, in my opinion the prize for both the most influential technological advancement, and program, ok, really a network goes to Ted Turner. Turner’s launch of the first national superstation, followed by his creation of the 24-hour news network, Cable News Network (CNN), has had the greatest impact and has influenced its audience the most. With the advent of C-Band satellites, Turner came up with the idea of distributing his Atlanta, GA independent station WTCG (channel 17; later renamed WTBS, and now WPCH-TV), via C-Band to the entire country, and beyond. This was the first national superstation, and his idea was soon copied by companies who applied for satellite uplinks
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