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How Spring Street became Ted Turner Drive
This summer, a stretch of Spring Street was renamed in honor of Ted Turner. Maybe you heard. Keeping up with our constant street name changes is a challenge, and not a new one: In 1903 the Atlanta Constitution reported that more than 225 city streets had changed names at least once—some as many as seven times.
Éminences grises: 12 trailblazers who helped shape Atlanta
Including Roy Barnes, Shirley Franklin, Sam Massell, and more
Q&A: Jane Fonda on GCAPP, Grace and Frankie, and her favorite ex-husband
In a recent phone conversation from her home in Los Angeles, Jane Fonda, 77, reflected on GCAPP’s challenges, her return to acting in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, and her favorite ex-husband, Ted Turner.
And Now We’re Here: Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals
It was a big game, on home court. And for the first 24 minutes of the contest, the Hawks played like it was their Bar Mitzvah. Like the record 60 wins they earned this season were foreshadowing, not false hope.
5 not-so-true romances: The couples who kept our tongues wagging
Five romances that kept our tounges wagging, including David Justice & Halle Berry, Ted Turner & Jane Fonda, Lisa Lopes & Andre Rison, Marla Maples & Donald Trump, and Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown.
Desert Storm: The first war televised live around the world (and around the clock)
My first day at CNN was August 1, 1990. After a career spent in newspapers, I needed time to become familiar with CNN’s staff, operations, finances, and plans for the future. But on my second day—August 2, 1990—Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.
Three questions for Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall, 80, the lauded primate behaviorist, comes to Atlanta to receive the Exemplar Award at this year’s Captain Planet Foundation Gala. While in town, she also joins Captain Planet chair Laura Turner Seydel (and her ex-stepmom Jane Fonda) to host a private event for schoolchildren at Zoo Atlanta.
Who should buy the Atlanta Hawks?
Learning that the team suddenly is for sale got us thinking about possible suitors.
Ted Turner, Rufus Wainwright, Erin Brockovich, and a stray F bomb
Even though pollution functions like Kryptonite for Captain Planet, Atlanta’s dastardly rush-hour exhaust did not stop him from glad-handing eco-celebrities on the green—not red—carpet at his Friday gala at the Georgia Aquarium.
The Atlanta Braves are moving to Cobb County and everyone is kind of stunned
For more than half a century, the Atlanta Braves have rented a prime chunk of property just south of Downtown. To accommodate this prized tenant, city and county officials have demolished entire blocks, proffered tax breaks, rerouted roads, and constructed not one but two massive stadiums. It’s not been enough. Today the Braves announced they will leave Atlanta proper – and move twelve miles up the freeway to Cobb County, hosting opening day 2017 in a brand new ballpark.