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TED TURNER TO RECEIVE AUDUBON MEDAL

 TED TURNER TO RECEIVE AUDUBON MEDAL
 The National Audubon Society will present its highest honor, the


Audubon medal, to Ted Turner for his work on environmental issues. Audubon President Peter A. A. Berle will present the Medal to Turner at Audubon's Annual Dinner, Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
 The Audubon Medal is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in environmental protection. Past recipients include Robert Redford, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, Laurance Rockefeller, Justice William O. Douglas, Rachel Carson, and Walt Disney.
 Ted Turner is CEO and president of the Turner Broadcasting System which owns Cable News Network (CNN), Headline News, TBS Superstation, and Turner Network Television (TNT), and Sportsouth. He is founder of the Better World Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to making people aware of global issues. Turner also conceived of the Goodwill Games, a quadrennial multi-sports competition with the Soviet Union.
 Turner is especially committed to environmental programming, bringing a wide range of environmental issues to national television. Turner Broadcasting has worked with the National Audubon Society in producing the award-winning "World of Audubon" television specials. His committment to the integrity of programming is exemplified by his decision to run Audubon's "Rage Over Trees" program after all advertisers pulled their commercials because of pressure from the timber industry in 1989 Turner aired the program and filled in commercial spots with public service announcements.
 Audubon President Peter A. A. Berle will present Ted Turner with the Audubon Medal on Thursday, Dec. 5, 9 p.m. in the Starlight Roof at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue at 50th Street.
 CONTACT: Christine Indoe of the National Audubon Society, 212-546-9200.
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