Cable News Network, known worldwide as simply CNN, was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. The company operates a cable, as well as online, news service. The company became internationally known after being the only news service to provide coverage of the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Today, the company has numerous outlets, including CNN Money, Health, international coverage, with bureaus in 31 countries, news reports via satellite radio, as well as streaming media online. CNN Films was introduced in 2012 and produces documentary type films. The company is one of the largest news organizations in the world and CNN International is the #1 leading international news in terms of viewer reach.
CNN has been involved in several controversies, including being accused by Harvard University of being slanted towards the left, especially during the 2016 presidential election. CNN is owned by Turner Broadcasting System and has headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.