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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.

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