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CNBC TO BROADCAST LIVE SPECIAL “CNBC SPECIAL REPORT: TAXING AMERICA” ON THURSDAY, APRIL 15TH AT 1PM ET

One-Hour Special Anchored by CNBC’s Bill Griffeth

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 14, 2010 - Higher taxes, service cutbacks and out of control spending can our broken tax system ever be fixed? Is America being taxed to death?

On Thursday, April 15th at 1PM ET, the day America pays its taxes, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast a live special "CNBC Special Report: Taxing America," anchored by CNBC’s Bill Griffeth.

During the one-hour special, Griffeth along with a CNBC Blue Ribbon panel, will address the major questions and more importantly offer solutions, to the painfully complicated national tax code. How can we make it fairer? Would a flat tax, consumption tax or millionaire tax be the best resolution? Would any of them even work?

Guests on the program will include: Jim Nussel, former Office of Management and Budget Director; Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont and DNC Chairman; Bill George, former Medtronic CEO and Goldman Sachs Board Member; Catherine Mann, Brandeis Professor and former Advisor to CEA; Alison Deans, former Lehman and Newberger Berman CIO; Richard Breeden, former SEC Chairman; Trent Lott; former Senator of Mississippi and John Breaux, former Senator of Louisiana.

For more information go to: http://www.cnbc.com.

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