CABLE NEWS NETWORK - an American basic cable and satellite television channel known as CNN. The 24-hour channel was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner and it was the first channel to provide 24 hour television news coverage and the first all-news television channel in the United States.
Approximately 98,496,000 American households receive CNN. CNN was launched at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 1, 1980 with short introduction by Ted Turner. The company has 36 bureaus (10 domestic, and 26 international), more than 900 affiliated local stations, and several regional and foreign-language networks around the world
...a visit to the CNN newsroom