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Ten questions for Ted Turner

updated 10:48 AM EST, Mon November 18, 2013
Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III was born November 19, 1938, in Cincinnati. Turner, the media mogul who founded CNN and Turner Broadcasting System, celebrated his 75th birthday in November. Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III was born November 19, 1938, in Cincinnati. Turner, the media mogul who founded CNN and Turner Broadcasting System, celebrated his 75th birthday in November.
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Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
Ted Turner, a life in photos
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Watch "Ted Turner: The Maverick Man" on Tuesday, November 19 -- Ted's 75th birthday -- at 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET.

(CNN) -- Ted Turner turns 75 this week. The man who invented the 24-hour news cycle recently answered these 10 questions posed by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.

Q: How would you describe yourself?

A: Tired.

Q: How do you want other people to describe you?

A: Energetic

Q: What is your greatest achievement?

A: CNN

Q: What is your greatest failure?

A: The merger with AOL.

Q: What is your greatest regret?

A: Losing control of CNN and Turner Broadcasting.

Q: Did you set your goals too high?

A: I think I set 'em about right.

Q: Your relationship with your five kids, how is it?

A: Great

Q: Will your five children take over your life's work?

A: They already are.

Q: Describe your legacy.

A: Well, I hope I've set a good example for hard work.

Q: You have a final thought for viewers in the United States and around the world?

A: (Waves for the camera.) Hi, Mom!

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