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CNBC Meets... Jon Bon Jovi

Exclusive Interview to Premiere on 16th May at 10.00pm BST

Global Rock Icon Talks Music, Philanthropy and Family; Receives Praise from Former President Bill Clinton

London, 2 May 2012 – CNBC, the leading business and financial news network, launches the second season of its successful CNBC Meets programme with an exclusive interview with global rock icon and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi, which premieres on Wednesday, 16th May at 10.00pm BST.

The CNBC Meets series features up close and personal interviews with some of the world’s most successful people and asks them how they have achieved success in their career, their home life and about their commitments to philanthropy.

The second series kicks off with an exclusive interview with one of the world’s most successful artists, Jon Bon Jovi. His band Bon Jovi, formed in 1983, has become one of the most successful rock bands in the world, selling over 130 million albums, performing in over 50 countries for over 34 million fans, and whose last two world tours outsold the likes of Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Katy Perry combined.

In this exclusive and rare interview, Jon Bon Jovi reveals to CNBC Meets presenter Tania Bryer, his passion and dedication to his philanthropic work and takes Tania on a tour of a Philadelphia neighbourhood that is one of the many affordable housing builds helmed by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (www.jonbonjovisoulfoundation.org). In a candid interview, Jon talks about his childhood, his breakthrough into the music business and how he manages his ‘Day Job’ and family life.

Filmed on location in Red Bank, New Jersey, at the site of the JBJ Soul Kitchenand on the streets of Philadelphia, the viewer will gain an insight into the real Jon Bon Jovi as he gives an incredibly honest interview revealing the man behind the rock star image.

The programme also features interviews with Jon’s inspiration and mentor, Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder of Project H.O.M.E., and a sit down interview with President Bill Clinton, a close personal friend and supporter of Jon’s foundation.

Transcript, review copies and stills from the programme are available upon request.

First transmission date: 16th May 2012, 10.00pm BST. Programme will air on each of CNBC’s regional networks in the US; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and in Asia-Pacific.

Asia-Pacific: 19-20 May (SIN/HK time)
Sat 1200, 1900
Sun 0200, 0800, 2100
Mon 0400

Australia 19-20 May (AEST)
Sat 2200
Sun 0600, 1300, 2100
Mon 0600

United States (EST)
CNBC World
Sat, May 19 at 1930, 2230
Sun, May 20 at 0730
Wed, May 23 at 1030

Credits:
Presenter - Tania Bryer
Producer / Director - Dayna Hochfelder
Editor - Brian Watkinson
Executive Producers - Tania Bryer and Niaz Samadizadeh

The CNBC Meets series has already featured up close and personal interviews with Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo), Richard Desmond (Northern & Shell), Naomi Campbell, John Caudwell (mobile phone tycoon) Kelly Hoppen (designer) and Vidal Sassoon.

In the UK CNBC is available on all major pay-tv platforms: Sky (channel 505), Virgin (613), Talk Talk (510), Freesat (210).

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