Monday, January 25, 2016

CNN Signs On

CNN, the first cable news channel signed onto service on June 1, 1980. After channel founder Ted Turner explained that this channel would only feature new programming, the first CNN anchors began the broadcast- David Walker and Lois Hart. They had previously been a husband/wife anchor team in the local Sacramento market and were personally chosen by Ted Turner to launch his news network.

Mr. Walker and Ms. Hart would stay with the network until the late 1980's.  Mr. Walker would move to CNBC, where he would become its first anchor as well. The couple later returned to Sacramento to finish out their careers and are currently retired.