Food Network was founded on April 19, 1993, as “TV Food Network”; its legal name remains Television Food Network, G. P. The network shortened its brand name within a few years and discontinued the “TV” portion of the name, thus leaving it as “Food Network”. The network initially launched on November 22, 1993 with two initial shows featuring David Rosengarten, Donna Hanover, and Robin Leach. On November 23, 1993, Food Network launched its live broadcasting. It was developed by Reese Schonfeld (one of the founders of CNN), under the direction of Providence Journal president Trygve Myrhen. Its original partners included the Journal itself, Adelphia, Scripps-Howard, Continental Cablevision, Cablevision, and most importantly, the Tribune Company, which provided the network’s technical output.