Former Atlanta Braves owner and CNN founder Ted Turner, a maverick in word and deed, is known the world over for his business, sporting and philanthropic endeavors, from his days as the skipper of the winning America's Cup yacht to his high-profile marriage to Jane Fonda.
ADVERTISING WIZ AND MEDIA TITAN
• Turner profile • Turning Channel 17 into the Super Station • Founding CNN
• Going Hollywood • Fury at AOL-Time Warner merger • Leaving the media
• End of an era? • Forever a maverick • 'My beef with big media'
• Likens Rupert Murdoch to Hitler • How Fox News beat CNN • Burying hatchet?
'CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS' AND SPORTS ENTREPRENEUR
• Winning the America's Cup • Buying the Braves • One-game manager
• From Olympic Stadium to Turner Field • Braves not the same without Ted
• Goodwill Games: Sparked by boycott • History • Axed by Time-Warner
CRUSADER, RANCHER, PRIVATE CITIZEN
• The Lost Tycoon • Time's 'Man of the Year" • Giving $1 billion to U.N. Video
• Starting the Nuclear Threat Initiative • Launching anti-malaria effort
• America's largest private landowner • Raising ranchers' suspicions
• Creating Ted's Montana Grill • 85 Turner-owned bison destroyed
• Citizen Ted • Turner, Fonda divorce
THE BEST OF 'THE MOUTH OF THE SOUTH'
• Ted Turner quotes: 'If I had any humility I would be perfect'
• Global warming: Could 'lead to cannibalism' • Turner called 'full of it'
• Iraq war: Among history's 'dumbest' • Calls insurgents 'patriots'
• His critics: A litany of complaints • Catholics, pro-lifers take offense