- The Washington Times - Friday, September 28, 2018

CNN founder Ted Turner would do things differently at the network if he were still in charge, saying it’s been too heavy on the “politics” and should adopt a more “balanced agenda.”

In an interview with Ted Koppel for “CBS Sunday Morning,” Mr. Turner said he catches CNN from time to time, though he doesn’t pay much attention to the news anymore.

“I think they’re sticking with politics a little too much,” the 79-year-old said of the network he founded in 1980. “They’d do better to have a more balanced agenda. But that’s, you know, just one person’s opinion.”

Mr. Turner, who also founded Turner Broadcasting System in 1965, revealed in the wide-ranging interview that he’s battling a progressive brain disorder called Lewy Body Dementia, which causes fatigue and forgetfulness.

“It’s a mild case of what people have as Alzheimer’s. It’s similar to that. But not nearly as bad. Alzheimer’s is fatal,” he said. “Thank goodness I don’t have that. But, I also have got, let’s — the one that’s — I can’t remember the name of it.”



The full interview with Mr. Turner at his Bozeman, Montana, ranch will air Sept. 30 on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

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