Video: The Greening of Ted Turner

As his once shaky ventures thrive, he turns into a liberal activist

He has always been a hard man to avoid, but these days Ted Turner seems to be everywhere. His thriving TV empire, which started as a single Atlanta UHF station, has grown to four nationwide cable networks. The newest of them, Turner Network Television, has been an unexpected hit, more than doubling its audience after just 15 months on the air. CNN and Headline News, his two all- news channels, grow in resourcefulness and credibility with each passing world crisis. Turner has launched a publishing company, and is shopping for a movie studio (though negotiations to purchase MGM/UA have come to...