Ted Turner

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Mav­er­ick: ca­ble tele­vi­sion pi­o­neer; founder, cnn; Hol­ly­wood stu­dio dab­bler; u.n. sav­ior

Grow­ing up, my fa­ther hired a man named Jimmy Brown to work for our fam­ily, and he be­came one of my dear­est friends. Jimmy taught me things my own fa­ther couldn’t teach me, like how to sail. We were liv­ing in Savannah dur­ing seg­re­ga­tion and Jimmy and I couldn’t have been a more un­likely pair—a priv­i­leged white kid and a grown black man. But Jimmy pro­vided more wis­dom and un­der­stand­ing than any­one else ever did. I don’t think I would be the per­son I am to­day if it weren’t for him.

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