The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American cable news television channel. It was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. The Cable News Network first aired on television on June 1, 1980. The Cable News Network's first newscast was anchored (hosted) by David Walker and his wife Lois Hart. In its first year CNN hired many political analysts, including Rowland Evans and Robert Novak. On January 1, 1982 CNN launched a 24-hour sister newscast channel with no talk shows or commentary shows called CNN2. CNN broadcasts programs from its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta, or from the Deutsche Bank Center in New York City, or from studios in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. CNN is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, and the U.S. news channel is a part of the CNN Global.
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
(Warner Bros. Discovery)
|Parent||Warner Bros. Discovery|
|Launched||June 1, 1980|
|Available on every US cable provider||Channel slots vary on each operator|
|Bell Satellite TV (Canada)|
|Shaw Direct (Canada)|
Channel 1702 (HD)
|Tata Play (India)||Channel 631 (HD)|
|Bell Fibe TV (Canada)|
|Google Fiber||Channel 101|
|VMedia (Canada)||Channel 33 (HD)|
|Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV|
|Sirius XM||Channel 115|
CNN has been criticized by the right-wing Media Research Center for having a left-wing bias. According to that same Center, it is less to the left than the news divisions of ABC, NBC, and CBS. It has been criticized by Arabs for having a pro-American bias.
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