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How they make News
CNN Center is the place where the 24 hours hews channel broadcast news in English, Spanish, on TV on Radio.
They have a 45 minute tour where you can see the actual studios where thay are broadcasting live.
It is an interesting place to see, because Atlanta is the place where this world known channel is original from.
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Where the NEWS come from
Nowhere else you will get such a good insight view of the TV business as at CNN Center. Tourists can speak the weather forecast in front of the blue screen. The guided tour passes by the originial newsroom and studios from where CNN broadcasts its program.
CNN headquarters, the World of...
CNN headquarters, the World of Coke, the Atlanta Underground (shopping), Cyclorama (Battle of Atlanta history), Zoo Atlanta.
The CNN tour was quite interesting, especially since you could actually see the set where the news is broadcast. There are a bunch of shops (CNN, Sport Illustrated, Atlanta Braves, Cartoon Network, etc.) that make you realize how big the Turner empire is.
The World of Coke is similar to the one in Las Vegas, so if you've seen that one, you don't really need to go to this one, except for the logo shop.
The Atlanta Underground is a brick paved street located underneath Atlanta's downtown streets. It's a part of the former underground railroad. It only stretches about three blocks, with shops on both sides of the street and carts in the streets (no vehicular traffic). Fun to shop and to see. I was warned by several people not to go the the Underground, but I think the city has 'cleaned up' the crime problem. I felt safe there and didn't encounter anything unusual. I would recommend shopping in the daytime, simply because a different element comes out at night and going back to your car in one of the many public parking garages would be risky.
Cyclorama is a 360 degree painting of the Battle of Atlanta. I didn't really want to go, but my companions did. It was interesting, and did add to my knowledge of the Civil War.
Zoo Atlanta is the a nice, but small, zoo. They have Giant Pandas on exhibit, along with Red Pandas. The Giant Pandas were sleeping, but the Red Pandas were up and about and werer much more fun to watch.
Visiting the CNN Center was a blast...there is alot to do and very popular...lots of field trips for schools go here...its Ted Turner's amazing empire in all its glory...a must see
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Phillips Arena is located right next to the CNN Center. In fact, they're conjoint twins. Hockey, Basketball, Shania Twain, anything you want, Phillips Arena can provide.
The building houses a shopping mall, restaurant and entertainment center as well as the global headquarters of the CNN News Group and Turner Broadcasting.
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