Book Discussion on Me and Ted Against the World

Mr. Schonfeld talked about his memoir Me and Ted Against the World : The Unauthorized Story of the Founding of CNN, published by Cliff… read more

Mr. Schonfeld talked about his memoir Me and Ted Against the World : The Unauthorized Story of the Founding of CNN, published by Cliff Street Books. The book is full of anecdotes about the founding the world’s first 24-hour news network with media mogul Ted Turner in 1979. A longtime TV and print journalist, Schonfeld was president for three years until he was fired by Turner after a clash of egos and largely forgotten within CNN’s institutional memory. Schonfeld maintains that as it hit the airwaves on June 1, 1980, CNN was largely his creation: he devised its revolutionary “fluid news” style and assembled the initial staff. With only a shoestring budget, Schonfeld used creative methods to scoop the competition. close

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Book Discussion on Me and Ted Against the World

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 25, 2001
Last Aired:
Apr 6, 2005

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  • Mar 25, 2001 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 25, 2001 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 26, 2001 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 2005 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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