Ted Turner, the media mogul and founder of CNN, is opening up about living with a progressive brain disorder.
In an interview with Ted Koppel on “CBS Sunday Morning” set to air this weekend, the 79-year-old says he has been diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia, according to Deadline.
“It’s a mild case of what people have as Alzheimer’s,” Turner explains. “It’s similar to that. But not nearly as bad. Alzheimer’s is fatal. Thank goodness I don’t have that.”
Describing his symptoms, Turner says, “Tired. Exhausted. That’s the main symptoms, and forgetfulness.”
Asked about what he think of the current state of CNN, Turner says, “I think they’re stickin’ with politics a little too much. They – they’d do better to have – a more balanced – agenda. But that’s, you know, just one person’s opinion.”