Exclusive Interview to Premiere on 12th June at 10.00pm BST
In the next episode of CNBC Meets, presenter Tania Bryer conducts a very personal interview with tennis legend Andre Agassi, which will air in the UK next Wednesday, 12 June 2013 at 10.00pm BST.
In the interview Agassi reveals that he has no regrets about publishing his autobiography Open and the impact it had on his family and the tennis world. He discusses his childhood, the influence his father has had on his life and how leaving school at age 14 affects him to this day. Bryer also talks with Agassi about his time on the tennis court and the impact of his roller coaster ride of fighting back to becoming the number one player in the world.
Filmed on location at the school he founded in his home town of Las Vegas, Agassi discusses the importance of giving back through his foundation and how the students and teachers carry his own personal ethos into the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy.
In the interview Agassi tells Bryer why the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education is now his main focus, "What it really re-emphasises is what I always believe, which is with education comes hope, comes choice. And I had a lack of choice in my life, and when I see these kids, I see kids who will have choices and that's incredibly rewarding. And when I'm here I look back at my childhood and I kind of call it even!"
CNBC Meets presenter Tania Bryer commented: "I was thrilled to meet such a tennis legend and was struck by Andre's humility and openness. He certainly did not hold back!"
Review copy and soundbites from the programme are available upon request. Promo video for the episode can be seen, or embedded from here. The CNBC Meets series is produced and directed by CNBC in London and is sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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About CNBC Meets
CNBC Meets presenter Tania Bryer profiles some of the world's most influential high flyers and examines how they have achieved success in their career, their home life and their commitments to philanthropy. In each half-hour programme Tania Bryer gets 'up close and personal' with its interviewees with unprecedented access to each guest.
The CNBC Meets series has featured interviews with Tamara Mellon, Richard Desmond, Naomi Campbell, John Caudwell, Kelly Hoppen, Vidal Sassoon, Jon Bon Jovi, Sir Richard Branson, President Clinton, Mayor Boris Johnson and Cherie Blair.
Host - Tania Bryer
Producer / Director - Dayna Hochfelder
Editor - Brian Watkinson
Executive Producers - Tania Bryer and Niaz Samadizadeh
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