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FILE - In a Jan. 14, 1990 file photo, Burt Reinhardt, center, President of the Cable News Network, (CNN), holds his Golden Ace Award for the network's coverage of the Beijing uprisings at the Eleventh Annual Award for Cable Excellence in Los Angeles. Standing at right is Ted Turner, owner of CNN and former Speaker of the House Thomas "Tip" O'Neil. Reinhardt, one of CNN's first presidents and a television pioneer who is credited with helping to build the global news network in its formative years, died at his home near Atlanta on Tuesday. He was 91. Reinhardt joined CNN in 1979 as the start-up network prepared to launch, his daughter said. Turner Broadcasting founder Ted Turner named Reinhardt as president in January 1982. (AP Photo/Alan Greth, File)