Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News (Hardcover)

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About the Author


Born and raised in Brooklyn, Lisa Napoli has had a long career in print, radio, TV, and online journalism. She has worked at the New York Times, Marketplace, MSNBC, and KCRW. She is the author of three previous books, Radio Shangri-La, Ray & Joan, and Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News. She lives in Los Angeles.

Praise For…


“This detailed account of the birth and life of live 24/7 coverage unfolds with great energy. It tells the story of how journalism was transformed by a cast of quirky and brilliant characters with lots of vision and hard work. This book shows how important it is to understand CNN's history and backstory to fully appreciate where we are today in cable news and fast journalism.”

— Soledad O’Brien

“… an artful, anecdote-rich account of Mr. Turner and CNN.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“…a breezy, tightly-written origin story.”

— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A page-turning hybrid of biography, media analysis, and business history.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“The book is fast-paced and chock-full of fascinating tidbits and hilarious anecdotes.”

— The National Book Review


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Product Details
ISBN: 9781419743061
ISBN-10: 1419743066
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: May 12th, 2020
Pages: 304