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The Big Four
Named after CBS's nickname, "The Tiffany Network" and William S. Paley, the network's founder.
The Other Broadcast Nets
Named for Lyndon Johnson
, who signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 that created PBS.
The Former Broadcast Nets
Joan Kluge - Metromedia, Inc.
The Cable Nets
Note: Some characters have yet to be fully named.
William Joe Turner - Boomerang
Named after William "Bill" Hanna and Joseph "Joe" Barbera of Hanna-Barbera
David Turner - CNN
Named after David Walker, one-half of CNN's first anchor team.
Named after Isadore "Friz" Freleng who directed "Rhapsody Rabbit
", the first cartoon to air on CN.
Named after the Alice Comedies, one of Walt Disney's first productions.
Named for Francis Preston Blair, who discovered the namesake of Silver Spring, Maryland, Discovery Communications home.
Margaret "Maggie" Hendricks - Hub Network
Named for Catherine Crier, who hosted one of FNC's first evening talk shows.
Jodi Sarnoff - MSNBC
Trevor Pittman - MTV
Named after Trevor Horn of the Buggles, whose song "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first music video played on MTV.
Named for Jeffrey C. Weber, producer of Pinwheel, Mr. Wizard, and You Can't Do That on Television
's 1981-1984 season and Robert W. Pittman, who led the team that created MTV Networks.
Nashville "Nash" Gaylord Jr. - Spike TV
Named for Nashville, Tennessee, part of the Spike's original name as The Nashville Network and Gaylord Entertainment, TNN's original owner.
Sunny Turner - Turner Broadcasting System/TBS
Scarlett Turner - Turner Classic Movies
Named for Scarlett O'Hara, the main lead of Gone with the Wind
Named for Savannah, Georgia, the setting of Gone with the Wind