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Random Facts

• In April 1982, CNN made the first live U.S. telecast from Cuba since 1958.

• CNN was the first television network to broadcast live reports world wide from Iran (1991).

• CNN Interactive produces 12 Web sites:,,, CNNenEspanol,, Svenska CNN, CNN Norge, CNN Denmark and CNN Italia, as well as CNN News Group's and The most recent addition is, a Japanese language web site.

• CNN achieved exclusive access to live reporting from North Korea (1994).

• was the first to post Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

• CNNenEspanol was the first Spanish-language network to air live pictures of the end of the hostage crisis at the Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru.

• In 1999, CNNRadio's affiliate base grew to more than 1,600 stations -- making it the largest radio news network in the United States.

• CNN operates seven bureaus in the Asia-Pacific region, including Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, New Delhi, Seoul and Tokyo.

• 50 journalists based in Hong Kong produce 30 hours of programming for Asia-Pacific audiences, including "Asia Business Morning," "Asia Edition," "Asia Tonight," "Biz Asia," "CNN This Morning" and "Inside Asia."

• CNN+, which broadcasts 24-hour news in Spanish out of Madrid, was the first CNN-branded local-language news channel operated and controlled outside of Atlanta.

• CNNfn was the first network launched simultaneously on television and the Web.

• CNNfn is the only network to provide real-time quotes from the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

• CNN Airport Network can been seen in more than 1,500 gates areas in 34 major U.S. airports, reaching more than 18 million travelers each month, the only live, satellite-delivered television service broadcast to waiting air travelers.

• CNN International, the world's only global 24-hour news network, is seen in more than 150 million households in 212 countries and territories worldwide, through a network of 21 satellites.

• CNN is the only U.S. television news network with a bureau in Havana, Cuba.

CNN International produces more than 40 hours of original programming a week in Europe.

• CNN International's distribution outside the United States has grown 1,700 percent -- from 8.5 million households to 151 million -- in less than 10 years.

• CNN was the only news source reporting live on India's "worst cyclone of the century" (1999).

• CNN/Sports Illustrated, the first venture of the Time-Warner/Turner merger, reaches more than 15.4 million households.

• CNN has received 10 George Foster Peabody Awards for overseas coverage, excellence in programming and individual shows and series, including the "Cold War" documentary and "Larry King Live."

• CNN's first profitable year was 1985.

• CNN Web sites served more than 6.7 billion page impressions in 1999.

• CNN has 37 bureaus: 10 in the United States, 27 international.

• CNN employs more than 4,000 people.

• There are 800 CNN affiliates worldwide.

• CNN delivers news in 10 languages.

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