CNBC TO BROADCAST TWO-HOUR LIVE SPECIAL "CNBC REPORTS: REBUILDING GENERAL MOTORS" TONIGHT, MONDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 8PM ET
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 1, 2009-General Motors is the quintessential American industrial icon and a symbol of U.S. manufacturing for nearly a century. The automaker helped this nation win during war-time, battled international competition and survived the depression, and today GM has filed for bankruptcy and the future of the American manufacturing engine is in doubt.
Tonight at 8PM ET, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast a two-hour live special "CNBC Reports: Rebuilding General Motors," anchored by CNBC Automotive Reporter Phil LeBeau and CNBC Anchor Dennis Kneale, taking viewers behind the wheel and looking ahead to what it will take to get GM firing on all cylinders once again.
CNBC will look at how this iconic company that once employed more than 600,000 people, brought us the V-8 engine, the automatic transmission and tailfins, hopes to rise from the ashes. CNBC anchors, reporters and experts will report live on this historic day from Wall Street, Washington and around the world on what's next for dealers, shareholders and America's economy and how GM's design visionary plans to win back customers.
Guests include GM's Vice President of Design, Ed Welburn, who is one of the men charged with designing GM's cars of the future and outspoken retired GM Vice Chairman Robert Lutz.
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