On June 1, 1980, CNN made its first broadcast. CNN (Cable News Network) was the first 24-hour news channel, and still broadcasts from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. By providing constantly updated, live coverage of news events, CNN changed the way news is produced and consumed around the world.Some of the events that established CNN as a major source of reliable information include the 1986 Challenger disaster and the 1991 Gulf War. CNN was the only television network to provide live coverage of the Challenger’s explosion, and the only network broadcasting from Iraq during the first Gulf War.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry broadcast Noun
radio or television program.
to use up.
terrible and damaging event.
to form or officially organize.
violent outburst; rejection, usually of gases or fuel
First Gulf War Noun
(1990-1991) conflict in which the United States led a coalition of nations against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Also called the Persian Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm.
place where an organization or project is chiefly located.
means of mass communication, such as television or the Internet. Singular: medium.
to arrange in order of importance.
to create or bring into existence.
dependable or consistent.