12/31/2009 11:33 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Frank Batten Sr., Weather Channel Founder, Dies at 82

Frank Batten Sr., the former chairman of a media conglomerate who in 1982 started the Weather Channel, facing down skepticism that many people would watch round-the-clock coverage of rain, wind and temperature, died Thursday in Norfolk, Va. He was 82.

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