CNN founder Ted Turner was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys on Monday night at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York. The award presenter was former CNN host Larry King, and King spoke at the beginning, before presenting the award, about how Turner hired him and what it was like working for the network.
King at one point pointed out that this award was “way long overdue.”
“Ted, the inscription on the Emmy reads, ‘To Robert Edward Ted Turner, a visionary whose founding and leadership of CNN, the first 24/7 global cable news network, revolutionized the world of television news, presented this September 28, 2015 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ – but to me, it should add to the Gutenberg, to the Da Vinci, to the Marconi, to the Alexander Graham Bell, to the Einstein, and to the Edison of this time, the greatest figure of the 20th century and the history of television, my boss, but more important, my friend, Ted Turner!”
Turner said he would probably live a few more years because of tonight.