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CNBC’S “MAD MONEY W/JIM CRAMER” TAKES ITS “INVEST IN AMERICA” SERIES OUT WEST TO NORTH DAKOTA ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 6PM & 11PM ET

Mad Money” to Broadcast Live from the Bakken Shale Outside Killdeer, ND

CNBC’s Brian Shactman to Report Throughout CNBC’s Business Day Programming

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., August 19, 2011-With an unemployment rate over 9%, high gas prices threatening our economic resurgence and political unrest rattling overseas, the need for American energy independence is more important than ever. That’s why CNBC’s “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer” is takings its “Invest in America” series on the road to the oil fields of North Dakota, shining a light on the Bakken Shale—a rich oil and natural gas formation right here on U.S. soil.

On Wednesday, August 24th at 6PM & 11PM ET, CNBC will broadcast a special edition of “Mad Money,” hosted by CNBC’s Jim Cramer, from the Bakken Shale outside Killdeer, ND where home-grown innovation and technology have opened up the largest oil discovery in this country’s history. It’s estimated the Bakken Shale could yield as much as 24 billion barrels of oil, which would more than double the amount of our nation’s current domestic oil reserves. Could this be the solution to the U.S.’s three biggest problems—unemployment, an addiction to foreign oil and a faltering economy?

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will cover this story from all angles focusing on jobs, technology, infrastructure and the American pioneer spirit, among other topics. In addition to “Mad Money,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer will be on the 9AM ET hour of “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9AM-11AM ET).

Also, CNBC’s Brian Shactman will report live from North Dakota throughout the day for CNBC’s Business Day programming. Shactman has already spent several days in the region getting inside the story. He will provide unprecedented access to the machines and the drilling operations as well as in-depth reporting on how the "Boom" has impacted the area, the citizens who have lived there for years, and the men and women who are flocking there in droves to make their fortune.

America’s road to recovery has been paved with promise and pitfalls, causing a lingering apprehension among investors. CNBC’s Jim Cramer remains on a mission to restore confidence in American companies, and ingenuity and urges people to take charge of their financial future by getting back in the market. “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer” honors those fueling the nation’s return to profitability through its "Invest in America" series, proving that the capitalist spirit and innovation embedded in our countries foundation still exists.

CNBC’s “Mad Money” has been highlighting the very best ways to “Invest in America” since 2008. For more information go to MadMoney.CNBC.com.

“Mad Money” is seen Monday through Friday on CNBC at 6PM ET and re-airs at 11PM ET.


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