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TWO-PART CNBC SPECIAL EVENT, "20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMING TOMORROW" WILL PREMIERE AUGUST 13TH AND 14TH

20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMING TOMORROW is a two-part CNBC special event.

(ALL TIMES ARE IN ET)

Monday, 8/13/2012:

10pm - 20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMING TOMORROW - PART 1 (premiere)

1am - 20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMING TOMORROW - PART 1 (repeat)

Tuesday, 8/14/2012:

9pm - 20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMMING TOMORROW - PART 1 (repeat)

10pm - 20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMING TOMORROW - PART 2 (premiere)

12am - 20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMMING TOMORROW - PART 1 (repeat)

1am - 20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMING TOMORROW - PART 2 (repeat)

FOR TV HIGHLIGHTS CONSIDERATION:

"20 Under 20: Transforming Tomorrow":

Silicon Valley visionary Peter Thiel was one of the first investors in Facebook. He has backed many of today’s hottest tech companies. And now he’s searching for the next generation of entrepreneurs – in an electrifying competition unlike anything seen before. CNBC's 20 Under 20: Transforming Tomorrow captures every step of this amazing journey, telling the stories of the extraordinary young men and women each vying for a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. Brilliant innovators who are barely out of high school, these budding entrepreneurs have very big ideas - and if they win, Thiel will give them the money and the mentors they need to make their dreams a reality. But there's a catch: to walk away with a Fellowship, they need to walk away from college.

It's a decision that will change their lives... and maybe even the world.

Video: The Next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg?

Silicon Valley legend Peter Thiel is searching for tomorrow's tech visionaries -- and only 20 will make the final cut. CNBC's "20 Under 20: Transforming Tomorrow" follows these brilliant young men and women as they take on the challenge of a lifetime.

Video: 2 Minutes That Could Change the World

On the most critical day of the competition, the finalists must pitch an elite audience of Silicon Valley innovators -- and they've only got 2 minutes to make their case. In the end, only 20 of them will win a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship.

Video: Ditch School for Silicon Valley?

Dylan Field's enormous talents earned him admission to the Ivy League. But now that he has a shot at a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship, he's weighing whether to drop out of Brown to follow his dreams -- a possibility that makes his parents very nervous.

Video: A Choice Between School and Silicon Valley

Harvard student Connor Zwick thinks he can build the ultimate online educational tool. If he wins a Thiel Fellowship, he'll have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make that dream a reality. But should he really leave the Ivy League to launch a start-up?

Video: Tony & Anand's Moment of Truth

Thiel Fellowship finalists Tony and Anand think they've found a way to help doctors catch cancer before it's too late. But can they convince Silicon Valley?

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