TWO-PART CNBC SPECIAL EVENT, "20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMING TOMORROW" WILL PREMIERE AUGUST 13TH AND 14TH

(ALL TIMES ARE IN ET)

20 UNDER 20: TRANSFORMING TOMORROW is a two-part CNBC special event.

Monday, 8/13/2012:

10pm - 20 UNDER 20 #1 - premiere

Tuesday, 8/14/2012:

9pm - 20 UNDER 20 #1 - repeat

10pm - 20 UNDER 20 #2 - premiere

"20 Under 20: Transforming Tomorrow":

Silicon Valley visionary Peter Thiel was one of the first investors in Facebook. He has backed many of today’s hottest tech companies. And now he’s searching for the next generation of entrepreneurs – in an electrifying competition unlike anything seen before. 20 Under 20: Transforming Tomorrow captures every step of this amazing journey, telling the stories of the extraordinary young men and women each vying for a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. Brilliant innovators who are barely out of high school, these budding entrepreneurs have very big ideas - and if they win, Thiel will give them the money and the mentors they need to make their dreams a reality. But there's a catch: to walk away with a Fellowship, they need to walk away from college.

It's a decision that will change their lives... and maybe even the world.

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