1 June 1980

Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

CNN, which stands for Cable News Network, is a global 24-hour television news network that was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner and Reese Schonfeld. CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage and is now one of the major news networks in the world.

CNN operates as a division of WarnerMedia, which is itself a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. The network’s headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional studios and offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and around the world.

CNN’s programming primarily focuses on news and current affairs, covering a wide range of topics including politics, business, health, technology, entertainment, and more. The network employs a large team of journalists, correspondents, and analysts who report on breaking news, conduct interviews, and provide analysis and commentary on various issues.

Over the years, CNN has expanded its reach beyond television broadcasting and has developed a strong online presence through its website, CNN.com, and various digital platforms. It offers live streaming of its programming and provides a wealth of news articles, videos, and interactive features.

CNN has also launched several specialized sister networks such as CNN International, CNN en EspaƱol, CNN Airport Network, and CNN.com International, catering to different international and language-specific audiences.

CNN has been recognized for its coverage of major news events and has received numerous awards for its journalism, including multiple Peabody Awards, Emmy Awards, and Edward R. Murrow Awards. It remains one of the most widely watched and influential news networks globally.