International Headquarters for a News Leader
Media icon Ted Turner founded his 24-hour television news network in 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, and a tour of the CNN studios provides a fascinating insider's look at what it takes to run the news cycle. Guests can see the actual news desks along with a replica of the famed "green screen." If you're lucky, you may also see the filming of Morning Express, Headline News, or Sanjay Gupta M.D.—all based here.
By Caroline Eubanks, AFAR Local Expert
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Cable News Network (CNN) guides visitors of all ages through three different types of its studio tours in the heart of Atlanta, GA which are held year round. In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of broadcast journalism, the VIP studio tour permits visitors close-up access to Studio 7, a glimpse at a live broadcast, and a souvenir photograph. News junkies delight!
Fun place to hang out!
There is a food court on the first floor of the CNN building. This is a good palce to eat before or after a Hawks basketball game or a good place to duck into on a hot or rainy day. Fun to tour as well.
By Karin Ward
190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
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