Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Cable News Network (CNN) is owned by Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), which is a division of AT&T’s WarnerMedia. It was founded in 1980 by U.S. media mogul Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel and was the first TV station to provide 24-hour news coverage. CNN is currently available in over 100 million U.S. homes and nearly 100,000 American hotel rooms.
Meanwhile, if you go to about 60 major airports in the U.S., chances are good that CNN will be playing on the TV in the gate and boarding areas.
So, what’s up with that?
When Walt and Roy Disney held a press conference in the now-demolished Downtown Orlando Cherry Plaza Hotel in November 1965 to announce plans for what would eventually become Walt Disney World, the entire world took notice. From when construction began in mid-1967 until the park opened in October, 1971, getting any sort of information or update was a special treat, especially in that mid-20th-century era before there were television recording devices in the home, never mind the internet where you could share something with the world with the touch of a button!
Fortunately, some of those broadcasted shows, home movies and lots and LOTS of still photographs were saved, and thanks to modern-day technology (all hail YouTube!), we can still see them today. One of my favorites is a TV show that wasn’t from the United States but, of all places, the United Kingdom. It was broadcast a few months before WDW opened, showed lots of construction and had very interesting interviews with cast Members and Central Florida locals.