On Monday, CNBC will televise a primetime documentary profiling former General Electric CEO Jack Welch. Welch has become a cable news regular since retiring from GE, but he was also of course CEO of the company that owned CNBC. NBCUniversal has since been sold to cable company Comcast.
Maria Bartiromo will host the special, ‘CNBC Titans: Jack Welch.”
More information in the CNBC release, after the jump.
“CNBC Titans: Jack Welch” (Premieres Monday, June 27th at 9PM ET/PT):
Maria Bartiromo explores the life of one of the most admired and controversial business titans in history, Jack Welch. When Welch became General Electric’s youngest CEO in 1981, he transformed the century old company into a leaner, more flexible, and profitable corporation, increasing it’s market value by $387 billion and making it the most valuable company in the world. But in doing so Welch trimmed GE’s workforce by more than 100,000, earning him the nickname he despised, “Neutron Jack,” a reference to the bomb designed to remove the people but leave the buildings intact. From growing up in a working class neighborhood in Salem, Massachusetts, to becoming Fortune’s “Manager of the Century” in 1999, CNBC looks at the rise of one of the most influential CEO’s in business