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For Release: April 28, 2004


Documentary Lemonade Stories to Air on CNNfn

Nationís Leading Entrepreneurs Pay Tribute Their Mothers

CNNfn will present a special airing of the documentary, Lemonade Stories, on Friday, May 7, at 9 p.m. (ET). The documentary, by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, profiles some of the nationís leading entrepreneurs by paying tribute to their mothers. The entrepreneurs profiled include Richard Branson (Virgin), Arthur Blank (Home Depot and the Atlanta Falcons) and Russell Simmons (Def Jam).

In the documentary, the entrepreneurs share the secrets of their success and talk about their mothers, whom they credit with  igniting their entrepreneurial spirit. Bransonís sense of risk-taking, for example, emerged from the life and example of his mother, Eve, a pilot and WWII veteran.   Blankís vision of Home Depot was inspired by the example of his mother, a widow with no business experience who took over and ran a family business with enormous success.

For more information on the film or Babson College, log on to www.lemonadestories.com.

CNNfn, the financial network of CNN News Group, delivers comprehensive business news and personal finance programming to viewers each weekday. The network provides viewers up-to-the minute market and industry news coverage from Wall Street and throughout the world and also offers viewers in-depth personal finance programming including interview programs, call-in shows and within newscasts all things about money and life. CNNfn goes beyond the dayís business numbers to deliver informative and credible analysis along with thorough personal finance coverage that directly impacts mainstream consumers. The network is headquartered in New York with financial news bureaus in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. CNN Business News is the division of the CNN that produces business news programs and updates for CNN, CNN International, CNN Headline News, the CNN Airport Network, CNN Radio and CNN/Money Online.



Sarah Cohn                           New York                               212/714-6939                         sarah.cohn@cnn.com