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Donald Rumsfeld Interview on CNBC Europe's New Programme Global Players with Sabine Christiansen

BROADCAST ON CNBC EUROPE in the UK Sunday, 5th February at 20.00 CET and Monday, 6th February at 23.00 CET

Donald H. Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense will be the first guest interviewed by Sabine Christiansen on CNBC Europe's new programme Global Players with Sabine Christiansen.

The Rumsfeld interview will be followed by a panel discussion with other pre-eminent international leaders on what should be done to halt Iran's nuclear programme.

That is the question on the agenda this week both at an extraordinary session of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors, and at the Munich Security Conference.

The Security Conference provides the news setting for this first edition of Global Players with Sabine Christiansen. Both the Rumsfeld interview and discussion will be recorded on February 3rd and 4th in Munich and will explore the latest critical issues?

How grave is the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran?

  • What does it mean for the region and the world?
  • Will sanctions have the desired effect?
  • Should Iran be stopped at any price?

Sabine Christiansen said of her first show with CNBC, "With Rumsfeld we have a very influential first guest and a critical topic to discuss. The programme will give CNBC viewers around the world the insight and analysis that they need on an issue that has far-reaching implications for everyone."

Sabine Christiansen, Germany's most watched and most important political television presenter, is host of CNBC Europe's new 12 part series, Global Players with Sabine Christiansen. Each of the special programmes consists of hard-hitting dialogue with top international political and business leaders, and is produced on location at key international events from around the world. Global Players with Sabine Christiansen airs around the world on CNBC.

About CNBC

CNBC is the recognised global leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information. The network's Business Day programming (weekdays from 4:00am - 7:00pm ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and is widely recognized as the leader in real-time business news and analysis. CNBC primetime and weekends offer broad-based news, business and political talk programming. In addition to being seen in North America, South America and the Caribbean, CNBC is also incorporated into CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia Pacific programming.

About CNBC Europe

CNBC Europe is the only pan-European real-time financial and business channel dedicated to European CEO's and senior corporate executives, the European financial services industry and the European investor. Today the channel is available in over 100 million homes, 1,400 banks and financial institutions and 340,000 hotel rooms throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

About TV 21

TV 21 is Germany's third largest company producing TV news programming. Main client is ARD, the biggest European broadcaster besides the BBC. TV 21 is owned by Sabine Christiansen and Dr. Michael Heiks. It produces high quality talk shows, information and documentaries on political and economic issues.

For further information

CNBC Europe
Charlotte Blenkinsop/Hugo Foulds
+44 (0)20 7653 9448 / 9398

TV 21
Michael Ortmanns
+49 30 59 00 35 540

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