Turner Prefers ‘Ex-wives’ to Reliving AOL Merger

    March 20, 2003

AOL Time Warner (Quote, Company Info) Vice Chairman Ted Turner, a highly visible philanthropist and founder of CNN as well as the world’s first cable superstation — among his other accomplishments — does not pull punches when it comes to criticizing Time Warner’s decision to merge with AOL.

“I’d rather go back and be with one of my ex-wives than go through this again,” Turner said of the merger during his keynote interview before a packed hall at the CTIA Wireless 2003 show in New Orleans Wednesday. Turner added that he is not likely to read any of the four books currently being written about the deal.

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