or


[04/03/19 - 07:13 AM]
CNBC Presents a 90 Minute Original Documentary "The Profit: My Roots" on Tuesday, April 9 at 9PM ET/PT
"Lebanon is a nation of survivors and success stories," said Marcus Lemonis. "On this journey, I am going to learn from its people the best way I know how - by finding out how business is done here."

[via press release from CNBC]

CNBC PRESENTS A 90 MINUTE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY "THE PROFIT: MY ROOTS" ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9 AT 9PM ET/PT

Entrepreneur and Host of CNBC's 'The Profit' Marcus Lemonis Returns for the First Time to His Birthplace in Lebanon

A Look at the Resilience and Spirit of Entrepreneurs Determined to Overcome the Country's War-Torn Past

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. - April 3, 2019 - In a 90-minute CNBC original documentary, "The Profit: My Roots," airing Tuesday, April 9th at 9PM ET/PT, entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's hit primetime series "The Profit," travels to the land of his birth - Lebanon. Adopted out of a Beirut orphanage at age nine months, Lemonis had never been back until now. It is a powerful journey of discovery revealing a side of "The Profit" viewers have not seen before.

Lemonis's roots had long been a mystery, but he visits his orphanage and examines his birth records, yielding some stunning personal discoveries. He also embarks on a search for his birth parents, a towering challenge in a country where many records were destroyed during its 15-year long civil war. Along the way, Lemonis explores what his life might have been like had he never left Lebanon.

"Lebanon is a nation of survivors and success stories," said Lemonis. "On this journey, I am going to learn from its people the best way I know how - by finding out how business is done here."

Entrepreneurs explain how they conduct business in one of the most war-weary regions in the world, including Jill and Naji Boutros, who opened a winery in the mountain town of Bhamdoun in 1999. Their operation is an oasis of elegance that has helped bring vitality back to Naji's scarred village.

Lemonis also visits Cynthia Chamat Debbane, a young fashion designer who runs her own store "Boutique Hub," selling her clothing line and also serving as an incubator for local Lebanese brands. She introduces Lemonis to "Jellyfish" - a brand of bags and baskets handwoven from recycled plastic bags, made by Syrian refugee women. He then travels to the frontlines of the refugee crisis as he visits a refugee camp near the Syrian border and meets the makers of the "Jellyfish" bags.

Finally, Marcus tours the Barakat building in Beirut, a former sniper's nest that sat at the crossroads of the Green Line - a no man's land during Lebanon's civil war. There he is guided by Mona Hallak, an architect dedicated to preserving the bullet-ridden building as a monument to the war.

Marcus Lemonis is Co-Executive Producer, Wally Griffith is Senior Producer, and Kathy Liu, Meghan Lisson, Reid Collins, and Oliver Miede are Producers.

For more information visit https://www.cnbc.com/the-profit-my-roots/. LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter and Instagram! #TheProfit

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CNBC World, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to 410 million homes worldwide, including more than 90 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC Digital delivers more than 55 million U.S. unique visitors each month. CNBC.com provides real-time financial market news and information to CNBC's investor audience. CNBC Make It is a digital destination focused on making you smarter about how you earn, save and spend your money by zeroing in on careers, leadership, entrepreneurship and personal finance.

CNBC has a vast portfolio of digital products, offering CNBC content to a variety of platforms such as: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs. To learn more, visit https://www.cnbc.com/digital-products/.

For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit http://www.NBCUniversal.com.





  [april 2019]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· PROFIT, THE (CNBC)





[04/18/19 - 05:07 PM]
"Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate" Will Launch Globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 14th
The special, which was taped at Hollywood's Dolby Theater, is filled with an elite lineup of talent paying homage to the iconic show and its director/producer George Schlatter with modern takes on timeless moments.

[04/18/19 - 04:45 PM]
NBC Shifts Two of Its Tuesday Series by Moving "The Village" to 8 p.m. and "The Voice" to 9 p.m.
The five-week change will begin April 23 and conclude May 21.

[04/18/19 - 12:15 PM]
ABC Slots "Bless This Mess" Pilot Encore in Advance of Second Episode
Look for its debut installment at 8:30/7:30c this Tuesday, April 23 (in place of "The Kids Are Alright") followed by a new episode at 9:30/8:30c.

[04/18/19 - 11:57 AM]
Lifetime Reveals Royal Slate in Celebration of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's First Wedding Anniversary
Said offerings are timed with the premiere of "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal" on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
Lauren Corrao Joins Freeform as Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development
Most recently she was co-president of Tornante TV, an independent studio owned by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.

[04/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Renews "Last Man Standing," Starring Tim Allen, for the 2019-2020 Season
"Hard to believe 'Last Man Standing' hits 150 episodes this week and it gets better with another upcoming season at FOX!" said Allen.

[04/18/19 - 10:44 AM]
Governor Cuomo Announces Netflix Will Expand New York Presence with New Production Hub in New York City
The production hub will include an expanded office in Manhattan and six sound stages in Brooklyn with the capacity to hold thousands of production crew jobs within five years.

[04/18/19 - 10:17 AM]
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's "Krypton" Season 2 on Syfy June 12 at 10PM
Plus: the brand new, full-length trailer puts a spotlight on villains, both familiar and new, as the fate of our much-loved heroes is threatened once more.

[04/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
It's a Family Affair as E!'s Latest Docu-Series "Relatively Nat & Liv" Premieres Sunday, June 2nd at 10PM ET/PT
The series features social influencers, and cousins, Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson, along with their close-knit families, as they juggle their lives between the beauty and fame of Los Angeles and their humble and hilarious roots in Vancouver.

[04/18/19 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Currently in Production on Series Taking an Inside Look at the NXIVM Organization
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer ("The Square," "Control Room," "Startup.com") are behind the project.

[04/18/19 - 10:00 AM]
Season Two of CBS All Access' "Strange Angel" to Premiere Thursday, June 13
The period drama explores the bizarre true story of Jack Parsons, a man who straddled the worlds of science and the occult, pioneering America's rocketry program while simultaneously practicing sex magick rituals as a devotee to Aleister Crowley's religion, Thelema.

[04/18/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Comedy Central's New Sketch Series "Alternatino with Arturo Castro" Releases Official Trailer, Premiering June 18
The series premieres alongside new episodes of "Drunk History" on Tuesday, June 18.

[04/18/19 - 09:03 AM]
Video: "Flinch" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In the new reality series, contestants are challenged to not flinch; if they do, there are consequences.

[04/18/19 - 09:01 AM]
"The Chernobyl Podcast," Five-Episode Companion Piece to the HBO Miniseries, Debuts May 6
Craig Mazin (creator, writer and executive producer of the miniseries "Chernobyl") and NPR's Peter Sagal (host of "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!") have recorded the five-episode podcast as a companion piece.

[04/18/19 - 08:47 AM]
Video: "Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Jeselnik's latest special premieres Tuesday, April 30 on the streaming service.