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December 12, 2002

Captain Outrageous at the UN

U.N. Says Thanks a Billion, Ted

I have been all over the map on Ted Turner. In the '70s, I thought he was JALM -- Just Another Loudmouth Millionaire.

In the early '90s, he gave a commencement speech at UGA's law school, focusing on absolutely nothing, wandering from the value of psychotherapy to his knowledge of marriage (gleaned from a few marriages) and all over the map.

As he grew more political, I felt more simpatico, and his heart is certainly in the right place. There have been few more courageous philanthropies in American history than Ted's billion-dollar gift to the UN, detailed in this story .

December 12, 2002 in CNN | Permalink


Not to mention Ted's challenge to Warren Buffet and other richies about giving money to avert the spread of nuclear weapons.

Posted by: Howard Fore at Dec 13, 2002 10:37:57 AM