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Beth Goldman

CNBC Assembles Some of America’s Greatest Leaders To Discuss Our Nation’s Future

Unprecedented One-Hour CNBC Special Event Hosted By Maria Bartiromo From The United States Military Academy At West Point

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – September 7, 2010 – Throughout its history, America has been defined by an unyielding drive for freedom, prosperity and opportunity. But we have only achieved these ideals through the hard-fought victories of our finest leaders-- leaders embodying the very same qualities that built this great country. Together, they reflect the true character of America-- the strength to soldier through our toughest trials in pursuit of a better future. And at this pivotal moment in our history, nothing is more crucial to ensuring America’s success than bold and brilliant leadership.

On Wednesday, September 15th at 8PM ET, CNBC presents “Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Leadership,” hosted by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo. Broadcast from the United States Military Academy at West Point, our nation’s most enduring symbol of valor, and surrounded by our country’s next generation of leaders, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, probes the questions that will guide their service to our nation: What makes an extraordinary leader? How do we honor the ideals that have made this country great? And how do we keep America thriving, no matter what lies ahead?

In an unprecedented one-hour special event, CNBC brings together some of America’s most brilliant decision makers, business influencers, policy makers and visionaries including Henry “Hank” Paulson, Former Treasury Secretary and Former CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs; Jim Owens, Chairman, Caterpillar Inc; General Wesley K. Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former NATO Supreme Commander and Co-Chairman, Growth Energy; Chesley B. “Sully” SullenbergerIII, Captain, US Airways; and Anne M. Mulcahy, Former Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation; to discuss leadership in America and chart a path forward.

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC’s“Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” (3-5 PM ET), and host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo."

CNBC’s “Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Leadership” airs on Wednesday, September 15th at 8PM ET on CNBC.

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