CNBC Originals

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  • 2004
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.5  (26)

CNBC Originals is a documentary series that aired on CNBC in 2003. The show was hosted by three anchors: Carl Quintanilla, David Faber, and Scott Wapner. The series featured in-depth reporting on various topics related to business, finance, and economics. One episode of the series focused on the growing trend of outsourcing jobs to other countries, particularly in the technology industry. The episode explored the reasons why companies choose to outsource, the impact it has on American workers, and the potential long-term effects on the economy. Through interviews with economists, business leaders, and workers affected by outsourcing, the documentary presented a balanced view of the controversial topic.

Another episode of CNBC Originals examined the impact of China's rise as an economic superpower. The show delved into the political, social, and economic implications of China's growth and explored how it was affecting American businesses, workers, and consumers. It also examined the challenges and opportunities that China's rise presented for the United States.

One notable episode of the series was titled "The Age of Wal-Mart." The episode investigated the impact that the retail giant had on American communities, including its effects on local small businesses, wages, and benefits. The show also examined Wal-Mart's business practices, including its labor policies and supply chain management.

CNBC Originals also covered topics such as the housing market bubble and the financial crisis of 2008. In an episode called "House of Cards," the show investigated the role that mortgage-backed securities and other complex financial instruments played in the housing market collapse. Through interviews with economists, academics, and Wall Street insiders, the show provided a comprehensive overview of the factors that led to the crisis.

Overall, CNBC Originals was a well-researched and thought-provoking series that aimed to explore important issues related to business and finance. The show's anchors, Carl Quintanilla, David Faber, and Scott Wapner, brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table and provided insightful commentary that helped viewers understand complex topics. With its in-depth reporting and analysis, the series was a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the forces that shape the modern economy.

CNBC Originals is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (105 episodes). The series first aired on October 21, 2004.

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DNA Testing: The Promise and the Peril
19. DNA Testing: The Promise and the Peril
May 11, 2020
CNBC's Scott Wapner examines the explosive rise and recent decline of direct-to-consumer DNA testing, an industry virtually unheard of 20 years ago that has convinced nearly 30 million paying customers to hand over their most sensitive personal information - their genetic code. While industry leaders like Ancestry and 23andMe promise to reveal secrets about your heritage and health, there are growing concerns about privacy, the reliability of test results, and the question of who has access to your data. As just a handful of companies builds the world's largest private DNA databases and sells access to them to outside companies, some say it's time to step back and consider the critical questions this controversial technology raises.
High Risk. High Reward: Cannabis Inc.
18. High Risk. High Reward: Cannabis Inc.
September 4, 2020
CNBC's Melissa Lee investigates the booming cannabis industry, a market expected to hit $83 billion in the U.S. by 2025, thanks in part to marijuana's new reputation as an all-natural cure for illness, boredom and just about everything in between. While some believe the industry is poised for another round of explosive growth, others are sounding the alarm. CNBC gains unprecedented access to some of pot's biggest corporate players and explores the burning question: is cannabis the miracle drug that consumers and investors are banking on, or is it the product of misleading marketing by an industry where nothing is quite as it seems?
Vaporized: America's E-Cigarette Addiction
17. Vaporized: America's E-Cigarette Addiction
July 15, 2019
CNBC's Carl Quintanilla investigates the rapidly growing and controversial e-cigarette industry, a market expected to hit $9 billion by the end of 2019. CNBC gets unprecedented access inside Juul Labs, a company whose innovative product design and marketing have made it the industry leader as well as a lightning rod for criticism that vaping companies are luring teenagers into nicotine addiction. While some believe e-cigarette sales should be restricted to protect kids, others claim stricter regulation could cost the lives of many adult cigarette smokers struggling to kick their deadly habit. We explore the raging debate: are e-cigarettes a curse or a cure?
The Profit: My Roots
16. The Profit: My Roots
April 9, 2019
In this CNBC original documentary, Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's The Profit, travels to the land of his birth: Lebanon. Left in a Beirut orphanage during the run-up to the civil war and adopted by an American couple when he was nine months old, Marcus has never been back—until now. What he finds is one of the most resilient places on Earth, bursting with spirit and filled with entrepreneurs determined to live full lives and overcome the country's war-torn past. Along the way, he also makes stunning and emotional discoveries about himself and what his life might have been like had he never left.
Crisis on Wall Street: The Week That Shook the World
15. Crisis on Wall Street: The Week That Shook the World
September 12, 2018
In this original documentary, CNBC presents the definitive televised account of the most tumultuous days of the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years later, Andrew Ross Sorkin reports on how close we came to a global economic catastrophe.
Bit Coin: Boom or Bust
14. Bit Coin: Boom or Bust
August 27, 2018
CNBC presents the good, the bad and the ugly sides of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that’s exploded into a worldwide phenomenon, attracting investors from Wall Street to Main Street & beyond. But is...
Warren Buffet: Investor. Teacher. Icon
13. Warren Buffet: Investor. Teacher. Icon
May 4, 2018
This CNBC original documentary takes viewers inside the story of Warren Buffett's extraordinary success. With a blend of wisdom and common sense, Buffett is more than just one of the most successful investors in American history. He's also a teacher who has had a tremendous influence on people around the world. Correspondent Becky Quick profiles Buffett and some of the many people whose lives have been influenced, and even changed, by his investment advice and life lessons. Some are famous, and others unknown—everyday folks, some running small ventures, who feel a connection to one of the wealthiest people on the planet. Quick meets a young man who attributes his recovery from an opioid addiction in part to Buffett's principles of ethics and integrity, and profiles NFL superstar Ndamukong Suh, who has been mentored by Buffett as he pursues business interests he hopes will carry him beyond his pro football career. CNBC cameras also follow Buffett to Washington D.C., as he visits the neighborhood where he lived as a teenager and got his entrepreneurial start delivering newspapers in the 1940's.
The Profit in Puerto Rico: An American Crisis
11. The Profit in Puerto Rico: An American Crisis
January 22, 2018
The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis takes viewers on a fascinating and sometimes disturbing journey through Puerto Rico as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.
The Profit in Marijuana Country
10. The Profit in Marijuana Country
January 2, 2018
In this CNBC original documentary, The Profit's Marcus Lemonis goes to California for a rare and revealing look at the place many consider the marijuana capital of America. The infamous Emerald Triangle is home to generations of illegal pot farmers, long suspicious of outsiders and wary of talking about their lives. Now, this tight-knit community is emerging from the shadows, as a new state law goes into effect. Soon, any adult in California will be able to buy cannabis without a medical prescription. This could mean a windfall for these growers, so some have decided to go legal, leave behind the fear of arrest, and grab their share of what will soon be the largest legal marijuana market in the world.
A Billionaire's Bet: The Best & Brightest
8. A Billionaire's Bet: The Best & Brightest
June 26, 2017
CNBC follows an extraordinary group of young hyper-achievers as they gather in Beijing to take part in the first year of a program for future world leaders.
Oceans of Crime
5. Oceans of Crime
February 17, 2018
Go inside a fascinating and disturbing crime story, set in one of the most lawless places on earth: our oceans, where perpetrators traffic in an illegal product and front-line workers are modern-day slaves.
The New High: Extreme Sports
4. The New High: Extreme Sports
June 18, 2015
From flying off a mountain in a wingsuit to kiteboarding 40 feet in the air, explore the soaring popularity of extreme sports.
White Collar Convicts: Life on the Inside
3. White Collar Convicts: Life on the Inside
April 29, 2015
News cameras are almost never allowed inside federal prisons, but CNBC goes behind prison walls to capture the raw experience of convicted corporate swindlers who are serving time.
The Profit: Marijuana Millions
2. The Profit: Marijuana Millions
August 8, 2017
Marcus Lemonis travels to California at a game-changing moment in the evolving acceptance and commercialization of pot in America.
The Best & Brightest
1. The Best & Brightest
June 25, 2017
CNBC follows an extraordinary group of young super-achievers as they gather in Beijing to take part in a program for future world leaders. They are thrust into a unique year-long social experiment of living, studying, and playing together.
807. #TwitterRevolution
August 7, 2013
Get the inside story on Twitter - home to everyone from geeks to LeBron and the Pope.
Rise of the Machines
918. Rise of the Machines
September 18, 2013
See how smart machines in our daily lives can connect to us and to each other.
Where to Watch CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals is available for streaming on the CNBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch CNBC Originals on demand at CNBC, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 21, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (26)