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A CNBC Co-Production, "Dishonesty: The Truth About Lies" Will Premiere on May 28 at 10PM ET

(ALL TIMES IN ET)

10:00 PM DISHONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (P)

11:00 PM DISHONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

1:00 AM DISHONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

DISHONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

There are liars and cheaters all around us. From little white lies to extraordinary acts of criminal deceit, this fascinating new CNBC documentary examines this darker side of the human character, and our culture, through first-person accounts from five people who explain with startling candor how their lies lead to disastrous results: a Wall Street trader and a lawyer who run an insider trading scheme that lands them in prison; a disgraced NBA referee, convicted of betting illegally on games; an unhappily married woman in Florida who goes online to cheat on her husband; and a senior manager caught cooking the books at a major corporation. All of them rationalized their behavior and somehow came to believe their acts were justified.

Woven throughout these gripping stories of deceit are clever laboratory experiments conducted by the noted behavioral economist and best-selling author Dan Ariely. Along with a team of researchers, he reveals why so many of us lie in big ways or small, how we can still feel we're essentially honest despite our duplicity, and what we can do to stem an epidemic of cheating that costs us billions in fraud and even more in the erosion of public trust.

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