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CNN co-founder Robert Wussler dies

17:51, June 13, 2010  Source: Xinhua

Robert Wussler, a co-founder of CNN and a president of CBS Television, has died at his home in Westport, Conn., according to media reports Sunday.

73-year-old Wussler died on June 5 after a long illness, spokesman Arthur Sando said.

The TV executive had presided over the CBS network at his 40 and later co-founded CNN with Ted Turner.

At CBS News, Wussler produced thousands of hours of programming, gaining a reputation for innovation in covering such seminal events as the assassinations and funerals of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.; Richard Nixon's historic trip to China in 1972; presidential campaigns, conventions and elections; and the U.S. space program, including Neil Armstrong landing on the moon in 1969, according to Hollywood Reporter reports.

Wussler's received six Emmy Awards in his long career in television.

(Extracted By Sean)