CNBC Titans Milton Hershey

About the Show

Hershey. Few words sound sweeter. But behind the mouthwatering chocolate is a man, Milton S. Hershey, whose obsessive search for the perfect confectionery turned a pastoral Pennsylvania town into the candy making capital of the world. From a state-of-the-art medical center, to a sprawling amusement park, Hershey, Pa, is living proof that a single company can build a utopia built on the foundation of milk and sugar.

Web Extras

  • The Winning Formula

    Pam Whitenack, director of the Hershey Community Archives, talks about Hershey¿s constant experimentation and attempts to find the perfect chocolate formula.

  • Milton's Management Style

    Director of the Hershey Community Archives Pam Whitenack explains the factory worker's reaction to Milton Hershey's management style.

  • History of Hershey Marketing

    Don Papson, executive director of the M.S. Hershey Foundation, discusses the evolution of Hershey advertising.

  • Life at the Hershey School

    Ken Hatt, former Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. president, recounts what life was like as a student at the Milton Hershey School.

  • The Reese's Story

    Pam Whitenack, Hershey Community Archives director, tells the story of Hershey's purchase of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in 1963.

  • Meeting Mr. Hershey

    Mac Aichele, graduate and former president of the Milton Hershey School, remembers meeting Milton Hershey.

  • Hershey's Limousine

    Former Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. president Ken Hatt on meeting Hershey for the first time and what he expected to see in Hershey's limousine.

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