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30 years of CNN coverage

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CNN turns 30 today, but the anniversary is bittersweet for the Cable News Network. Its ratings are in a slump and the competition for a constant stream of news seems to be getting even more fierce as the internet attracts viewers away from TV to the screens of smart phones and computers.

Veteran journalist Daniel Schorr has been in the thick of all of these changes over the decades. He was working at CNN during its launch and couldn't imagine what a 24 hour news cycle would look like when he first signed on with Ted Turner.

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