'UN'-cool: Ted Turner Stands Up DPAA For World Diplomacy
Yep, Captain Courageous, Ted Turner himself, was named the DPAA’s first ever “Visionary Award” winner, but he didn’t show up to accept it at the DPAA’s Digital Media Summit in New York, even though he was only a few blocks away.
According to DPAA board member and Captivate chief Mike DiFranza, it’s because he had to be at the “UN.” DiFranza even held his fingers up in the air to invoke the image of quotation marks.
Anyway, Turner is an inspired choice, because just like he was in cable TV, he was a visionary in digital place-based media, including the Airport Network, not to mention a bunch of other noble attempts like the ill-fated Checkout Channel, and a false-start with McDonald’s.
“None of us would be here today if it weren’t for the work of Ted Turner and the Turner Private Networks team,” DiFranza noted.