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American Originals: Budweiser 44 min.

Tapping into the world of American beer, this CNBC Original program offers an in-depth case study of the industry leader, Anheuser-Busch. With unprecedented access to the company’s inner workings, the program depicts the history of Anheuser-Busch—including how it survived the Prohibition era—while illustrating the birth of the Budweiser brand and its eventual dominance of the U.S. beer market. Als...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2009

House of Cards: America's Mortgage Meltdown 90 min.

What better way to understand a financial disaster than to meet the kind of people who created it? This CNBC Original documentary investigates the origins of the global economic crisis through eyewitness accounts from mortgage brokers, investment bankers, naive home buyers, and equally naive investors—as well as former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who encouraged shifts away from tradit...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2009

Marijuana Inc: Inside America's Pot Industry 46 min.

Iowa has corn. Kansas has wheat. The preferred crop in northern California, however, will never be a Wall Street commodity. This CNBC Original documentary examines the pot industry of Mendocino County, which forms part of the so-called Emerald Triangle—the cannabis capital of the U.S. Sizing up the financial clout of pot farming (both legal and criminal) as potentially two-thirds of the local econ...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2009

Scam of the Century? Bernie Madoff and the $50 Billion Heist 44 min.

How did fraudulent investment manager Bernard Madoff get away with such an enormous scam for so many years? This CNBC Original program examines the bizarre details of Madoff’s operation while exploring his motives and mind-set. Interviews feature expert guests and key players affected by the scandal, including publisher and investor Mort Zuckerman; Forbes editor Robert Lenzner; financial journalis...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2009

The Entrepreneurs, Part 1: FEED Granola and Spanx Shapewear 44 min.

How did Jason Osborn and Jason Wright turn FEED Granola into a hot brand and a household name in less than two years? This CNBC program depicts the entire process, with commentary from Inc.com senior editor Rod Kurtz, Whole Foods Market regional coordinator Kara Rubin, and the two models-turned-business-partners themselves. Also headlining the program is Sara Blakely of Spanx, a company that has h...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

The Entrepreneurs

Bold ideas are the driving force of entrepreneurship—but a unique vision must also mesh with the realities of finance, production, publicity, and management. This two-part CNBC series provides fascinating case studies in starting and growing a company, from the first spark of inspiration to the scramble for media exposure to the point at which professional operations management and high-volume man...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

The Entrepreneurs, Part 2: TOMS Shoes and Frontera Foods 44 min.

Blake Mycoskie had four companies under his belt when he got his best idea yet: create a shoe company that gives away one pair for every pair sold. This CNBC program shows how Mycoskie used his business sense and budding celebrity status to grow TOMS Shoes into a global brand, while donating over 115,000 pairs of shoes to children in need. Also featured is Frontera Foods, brainchild of celebrity c...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Dubai: City of Money and Mystery 45 min.

It has the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall on earth, and economic growth rivaling China’s. This CNBC Original documentary takes viewers to Dubai, a Persian Gulf city with huge business and investment opportunities—many of which have nothing to do with oil. With insight from American corporate leaders, including J. W. Marriott Jr. and GE’s CEO Jeffrey Immelt, the program fe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

The Hunt for Black Gold: Oil in the 21st Century 46 min.

What lies behind the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices of recent years? What role have American oil companies played in it? And what do American economists and business leaders expect down the road? This CNBC Original documentary follows the flow of oil-from drill site to supertanker to refinery, then finally to the gas tank-while addressing economic and geopolitical issues associated with the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

India Rising: The New Empire 44 min.

Billionaires are popping up all over India, but 300 million of its people still live on less than a dollar a day. This CNBC Original program examines the astonishing new power of the Indian economy as well as its growing pains. Reporting on a wide range of business and economics topics, the program presents interviews with key players in India’s rise—including Ravi Kant, managing director of Tata...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008