06/01/1976 CNN's founder Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves
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Workers converting Turner Field into a football field
Atlanta Braves win final game at Turner Field
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In 1976, Turner bought the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks, partially to provide programming for WTCG. Using the rechristened WTBS' superstation status to beam Braves games into nearly every home in North America, Turner made the Braves a household name even before their run of success in the 1990s and early 2000s.