Ted Turner was on Piers Morgan. In case you don’t know who he is, one of his accomplishments was founding CNN. He was later fired. Although he lost a fortune, he is still rich.
This guy is weird, but seems to have good intentions. What negative things can you say about someone who wants to get rid of nuclear bombs and clean up the environment. It sure would make me happy to get rid of nuclear bombs. I’ve been worrying about them most of my life.
Turner donated a billion dollars to the UN? I’m not sure about trusting in the United Nations to solve the world’s problems. They don’t seem exactly fair most of the time. They are helping with his pet project, helping out with ridding the world of malaria.
He wanted CNN to be the The New York Times of news. He also doesn’t like the conflict between parties. I wish he could figure out how to stop that. Doesn’t seem likely to me
Even with all his money he’s had to give up a lot of his favorite foods like potatoes, dairy, and alcohol because he’s getting older, and his doctors are checking out his allergies. Not even rich guys are immune from getting old, fat, and sick.
He looked like he was about to cry when he talked about losing Jane Fonda. He’s replaced her with 4 girlfriends. I guess that says a lot about old Jane.
He also said that the US has “too many enemies, and should work on being more popular.” He makes it sound like we’re all in high school. Maybe it’s more complicated than that?
When Bronson asked him what he’s most proud of he said, “my 5 children are all doing well.” I surely can relate to that.
One of the things he said that I liked was, ‘Winners never Quit,’ and ‘Quitters never win.’ I’m sure he didn’t think that one up.
The quote he wants to put on his headstone I really liked “I have nothing more to say.” Maybe I’ll borrow that one.
Any comments? Did you see the interview? What did you think of him? Did he seem naive to you or just optimistic?
- Ted Turner on his cable news vision: “I wanted CNN to be the ‘New York Times'” (piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com)