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CNBC TO BROADCAST LIVE SPECIAL "CNBC SPECIAL REPORT: BREAKING THE BANKS" TONIGHT, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21ST AT 8PM ET

Anchored by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo from the New York Stock Exchange and CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood from the White House

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., January 21, 2010—Following President Barack Obama’s announcement today, which proposed new limits on the size and trading practices of the U.S.’s biggest banks, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast a live special "CNBC Special Report: Breaking the Banks," tonight, Thursday, January 21st at 8PM ET.

The one-hour special, anchored by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo from the New York Stock Exchange and CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood from the White House, will analyze what this new regulation means and what impact it will have on the economy, the markets and investors.

CNBC anchors and reporters along with financial analysts and politicians will examine whether this new plan is the best way to keep our money safe.

Maria Bartiromo is the co-anchor of CNBC’s "Closing Bell"(3PM-4PM ET), anchor of "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" (4PM-5PM ET) and host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo."

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