CNN Student News
Ted Turner intended this program to be a commercial-free news service for schools. In 1989, Mr. Turner promised "There will be no advertising whatsoever" on the program. However, following a change in executive leadership, AOL Time Warner has decided to add commercial "sponsorships" to the program.
Commercials were expected to debut in March 2002, according to company sources, but AOL Time Warner has backed off from these plans.
Groups Urge Ad Agencies Not to Advertise on CNN Student News
Gary Ruskin | March 11th, 2002
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