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BIOGRAPHY ON CNBC To Premiere Tonight, Thursday, September 24th

Jennifer Dauble

A new series, BIOGRAPHY ON CNBC, will premiere on Thursday, September 24th.

Biography on CNBC uncovers the passion and drive that helped build the world's largest companies.

Hear personal stories from icons like Sam Walton, the man behind the superstore Wal-Mart, that employs more than two million people worldwide. Ray Kroc, creator one of the most recognizable brands of all time and Henry Ford, who revolutionized manufacturing with his creation of the modern assembly line.

Biography on CNBC explores the events that made the American Dream possible for these business legends and is an in-depth look at what lies behind the industry greats and legendary companies

The first five titles will air on the following dates:

Thursday, September 24th at 10pm - BIOGRAPHY ON CNBC #1 - RAY KROC - the man behind the most recognized brand in the world, whose golden arches introduced the concept of fast food to the world.

Sunday, September 27th at 9:30pm - BIOGRAPHY ON CNBC #2 - SAM WALTON - Bargain Billionarie, Sam Walton's cheaper prices were the secret behind his discount empire.

Thursday, October 1st at 10pm - BIOGRAPHY ON CNBC #3 - ENZO FERRARI - The mysterious man behind the fastest cars on the planet, Enzo Ferrari's legacy has little to do with the sports cars we know today.

Thursday, October 8th at 10pm - BIOGRAPHY ON CNBC #4 - BEN & JERRY'S - Childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield turned a local Vermont ice cream shop into one of the most famous names in the business.

Thursday, October 22nd at 10pm - BIOGRAPHY ON CNBC #5 - HOME DEPOT - One of the fastest-growing retailers in history, Home Depot found the "do-it-yourself" in every American

BIOGRAPHY ON CNBC will repeat on Friday nights at 9pm & 1am starting on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday nights at 7pm, starting on Saturday October 3rd.



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