50th Anniversary - Atlanta Magazine

50 Who Made Atlanta

Ted Turner
In the forty years he has been in the public eye, Ted Turner has been called a genius, a jackass (by his father, among others), a visionary, childlike (a compliment), childish (not a compliment), a pioneer, a young maverick, an old lion, a straight shooter, egomaniacal, steadfast, restless, haunted, mercurial, brilliant, impatient, impetuous, insecure, generous, genuine, loyal, and cheap. Also nuts. Definitely nuts. Outside his ... Read more

And the worst . . .

What can we say? Everyone makes mistakes, and over our first five decades we made some doozies. Cringe inducing, head-scratching, and downright embarrassing, here are our twenty worst covers of the past fifty years.
Our fiftieth anniversary issue illuminates the events, people, and places that have made our city what it is today. As a gift to you, we're offering a free copy of the digital edition
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Looking Back

Andrew Young, Carl Sanders, Shirley Franklin, and others reflect on 50 years.


Join us for a walk back in time.
Atlanta Magazine 1961-2011
50 Years of the Changing City
An exhibition at
Atlanta History Center
May 18 - Sep. 18
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