Lisa Napoli has served as a reporter and host for the public radio show Marketplace, as Internet correspondent and columnist for MSNBC, and an early chronicler of the dawn of the Web for the New York Times.
On the Gist, paying the Taliban and not believing the New York Times.In the interview, the around-the-clock news cycle turns 40 years old this summer. With the advent of cable television and a bright idea from an American media mogul, CNN was born. Journalist and author, Lisa Napoli, talks with Mike about her unauthorized biography, Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News, and explains how the station became a trailblazing force in transforming the ways we consumed media at the end of the 20th century.  In the spiel, Trump is the worst. But he’s not gone yet.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with author Lisa Napoli about her latest book "Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News." How did we get from an age of dignified nightly news broadcasts on three national networks to the age of 24-hour channels and constantly breaking news? The answer—thanks to Ted Turner and an oddball cast of cable television visionaries, big league rejects, and nonunion newbies— can be found in the basement of an abandoned country club in Atlanta. Because it was there, in the summer of 1980, that this motley crew somehow, against all odds, launched CNN. For more information on Lisa Napoli click here: For more information on Deborah Zara Kobylt click here Follow us on • Facebook: • Twitter: • Instagram: • LinkedIn: • YouTube: • Apple Podcast: • iHeartRadio: • Spotify: Title
40 years ago this week, CNN, the first all news television channel, launched, and it's still going strong today. The story of how CNN started is chronicled in Lisa Napoli's new book, Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24 Hour News. Frank recently interviewed Lisa for a virtual Live Talks LA event, where they discussed the life of CNN founder Ted Turner, how the network came to be, and how the network has evolved over the years. Lisa also answers questions from readers about the book and her research.
Journalist and author Lisa Napoli joins Amy to talk about her book, RAY & JOAN. They discuss McDonald's history, radical giving, technological advances, and the work of art that inspired Napoli to start digging. . Learn more about the book here:
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