PBS and CBS led the winners at the 36th annual News and Documentary Awards, held Monday night at Lincoln Center. But lifetime achievement honoree Ted Turner stole the show with an emotional acceptance speech that recounted his “firing” in 2001 from the company he founded.
NBC Sports Group won six awards at Tuesday’s ceremony in New York City, while Fox, HBO Sports and the MLB Network took home five awards each. Ted Turner receives the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Turner Enterprises spokesman Phillip Evans in Atlanta said the CNN founder was hospitalized in Buenos Aires and that “no further details will be provided.” CNN’s news desk, however, tweeted that Turner was “under observation” Friday at a hospital in Buenos Aires.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced that entrepreneur, sportsman and television visionary, Ted Turner, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports at the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, May 6. “The world of sports and news television has been […]
The “Mouth of the South” is no longer as he devotes his time (and $1 billion) to the U.N., jets between 28 homes and four girlfriends, misses Jane Fonda and opens up about Rupert, Jerry and his abuse as a child. Says a friend: “He’s definitely changed.”
A group of Turner Broadcasting System alums is planning a reunion of all current and former employees and friends of the company to honor founder Ted Turner and benefit his foundation. “What an amazing night of re-acquaintances, stories and fun November 12 promises to be,” says one-time PR chief Arthur Sando.