Watch “Ted Turner: The Maverick Man” on Tuesday, November 19 – Ted’s 75th birthday – at 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET.
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?
Q: How do you want other people to describe you?
Q: What is your greatest achievement?
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?
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!