Additionally, in 2001, Turner co-founded the Nuclear Threat Initiative with US Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA).NTI is a non-partisan organisation dedicated to reducing global reliance on, and preventing the proliferation of, nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.
Initially, the station ran old movies from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, along with theatrical cartoons and very old sitcoms and old drama shows.
As better syndicated product fell off the VHF stations, Turner would pick it up for his station at a very low price.
latest cover story, Ted Turner reveals that he now has four girlfriends in his life, and he typically spends one week per month with each of them.
The billionaire media mogul divorced Fonda, his third wife, in 2001, the Turner is "still in love with" Fonda, and Turner admits they talk "about once a month." Are his four girlfriends happy with the arrangement?
He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Turner's media empire began with his father's billboard business, Turner Outdoor Advertising, which he took over in 1963 after his father's suicide. His purchase of an Atlanta UHF station in 1970 began the Turner Broadcasting System.Turner attended Brown University and was vice-president of the Brown Debating Union and captain of the sailing team. After leaving Brown University, Turner returned to the South in late 1960 to become general manager of the Macon, Georgia branch of his father's business.Following his father's March 1963 suicide, Turner became president and chief executive of Turner Advertising Company when he was 24 and turned the firm into a global enterprise.The book observed that Turner "discovered his father had sheltered a substantial amount of taxable income over the years by personally lending it back to the company" and "discovered that the billboard business could be a gold mine, a tax-depreciable revenue stream that threw off enormous amounts of cash with almost no capital investment".In the late 1960s, Turner began buying Southern radio stations.He uses much of his land for ranches to re-popularize bison meat (for his Ted's Montana Grill chain), amassing the largest herd in the world.