CNBC News Releases


Jennifer Dauble

CNBC will premiere an original documentary, THE FACEBOOK OBSESSION, on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 9pm ET. It will repeat that same evening at 10pm ET, 12am ET and 1am ET.

It will also air on the following dates:

Friday 1/7 at 8pm ET

Saturday 1/8 at 7pm ET

Sunday 1/9 at 10pm ET

"The Facebook Obsession" is the real story behind the rise of the largest social media site in the world, told through Facebook's founders, friends and foes. Correspondent Lester Holt delivers a comprehensive look at how this internet phenomenon, with half a billion users, is affecting society in ways most people are unaware of. From a girl who is reunited with her birth mother with the help of Facebook, to a woman who lost her job because of her online postings, "The Facebook Obsession" explores how the site is fundamentally altering American life for better or worse; even the White House and many police departments have their own Facebook pages. Holt also investigates what kind of user data Facebook sells to advertisers, and explores the foundation of the business model that has sparked intense controversy over privacy concerns.

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