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Winner of two 2013 Emmy Awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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June 01, 1980

CNN Debut

Detractors called it the Chicken Noodle Network, but it revolutionized the way the world gets its news.

Ted Turner launched the Cable News Networkâ€...
March 08, 1949

Television Broadcasting in Georgia

Reaching for the TV remote is such a habit now, it’s hard to imagine Atlanta viewers were once thrilled to have two TV stations to watch. In late 1948, WSB-TV...
November 19, 1938

Ted Turner

Known affectionately as the “Mouth of the South, he created a TV and sports empire that dramatically altered the media landscape.

Robert Edward â...
May 18, 1928

Pernell Roberts

As an actor, he was defined by two roles: the eldest of Ben Cartwright’s sons and the chief of medicine at a San Francisco hospital.

Pernell Rober...
April 10, 1926

Junior Samples

Was he an actor? Not hardly. Could he read cue cards and remember lines? Not so hot. Was he a Hee Haw star anyhow? Just mention BR-549.

Alvin...
May 15, 1925

Carl Sanders

George Wallace he most definitely was not.

Carl Sanders was born in 1925 in Augusta. He served in the Air Force in World War II, then returned to th...
January 20, 1920

DeForest Kelley

Star Trek only ran three years, but you can’t kill it with a phaser. Its characters are immortal as well. They have lived long, and prospered. One of t...