CNBC News Releases

CNBC Media Alert: CNBC's "The Path Forward: Race and Opportunity in America" Will Air Live Tuesday, September 8 at 7pm ET

WHEN: Tuesday, September 8 at 7pm ET

WHERE: CNBC's "The Path Forward: Race and Opportunity in America"

CNBC's "The Path Forward: Race and Opportunity in America," will air live on Tuesday, September 8th at 7pm ET. The one-hour program will take a closer look at the under-representation of Black workers and leaders in corporate America and consider whether there is an opportunity gap that affects the broader economy. "The Path Forward: Race and Opportunity in America," anchored by CNBC's Jon Fortt and Andrew Ross Sorkin, will highlight actionable ideas and potential solutions from business leaders including:

  • Rosalind Brewer, Starbucks COO
  • Ursula Burns, former Xerox CEO
  • Dr. Tony Coles, Cerevel CEO
  • Zander Lurie, SurveyMonkey CEO
  • Richard Parsons, former Time Warner CEO and former Citigroup Chairman
  • Charles Phillips, Infor Chairman
  • Lloyd Pierce, Atlanta Hawks Head Coach
  • John Rogers, Ariel Investments Co-CEO
  • Ron Williams, former Aetna CEO

Viewers can join the conversation on LinkedIn beginning at 8pm ET, following the live broadcast of "The Path Forward: Race and Opportunity in America." Fortt and Sorkin will host a live Q&A incorporating viewer questions and comments as well as doing a deeper dive on some of the issues discussed on the program.

About CNBC:

CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business content consumed by more than 355 million people per month across all platforms. The network's 14 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also offers content through its vast portfolio of digital products such as:, which provides real-time financial market news and information to CNBC's investor audience; CNBC Make It, a digital destination focused on making you smarter about how you earn, save and spend your money; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs. To learn more, visit

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBCUniversal Media Village Web site at For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit