ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.,--May 1, 2008-With 30,000 shareholders heading to Omaha this weekend for the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting, it's no wonder there is not a flight, hotel or restaurant reservation to be found. Can't make it, don't fret...CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, gives you an all access pass to the greatest show on earth.
On Monday, May 5th at 9PM & 12AM ET, CNBC presents "The Billionaire Next Door: All Access," reported by CNBC's Becky Quick. The one-hour CNBC special features an in-depth look at billionaire investor Warren Buffett like you have never seen him before and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the largest annual meeting in the U.S.
CNBC coverage will begin on Friday, May 2 when CNBC's Becky Quick sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with the Oracle himself for a sneak preview of the annual meeting and to discuss what the meeting means to him, to Omaha, to the economy and you the viewer. The exclusive interview will air throughout CNBC's business day programming beginning with "Squawk Box" (6AM-9AM ET).
CNBC follows Buffett every step of the way during the action-packed 72 hours. You'll meet the players who make the meeting happen from Buffett's Creative Director Kelly Broz to Charlie Munger, Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation to the Berkshire Hathaway Board of Directors and managers and of course the Company's shareholders from around the world.
In addition, CNBC.com's highly-popular Warren Buffett Watch blog will post throughout the weekend from the Quest Center, the site of the annual meeting in Omaha, NE. For real-time updates, go to: buffettwatch.cnbc.com.
Becky Quick is co-anchor of CNBC's signature morning program "Squawk Box" (6AM-9AM ET). The producer of "The Billionaire Next Door: All Access" is Lacy O'Toole.
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