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For CNN, Tiananmen Square was a watershed story -- a seminal moment in the network's history.

Only nine years old in 1989, CNN was the only 24-hour news station on the air at the time. But staffers say the network suffered an inferiority complex when comparing itself to the major players in American television, who had dismissed the new upstart for years as "Chicken Noodle News."

Enter Tiananmen Square. Change the face of television news. Take your place in the big leagues. "It put CNN on the map," said Mike Chinoy, CNN's Beijing bureau chief during the crisis. Read full article »

Daniela Deane was a chief sub-editor at the Reuters news agency in Hong Kong during the Tiananmen crisis

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