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COMING UP ON "ROCK CENTER WITH BrIan Williams" THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 10P/9C
dn't go to business school or design school. But today - eight years after she opened her first store, she's running an international fashion business that grosses more than $2 billion in annual sales. Harry Smith visits Tory in her home, her office and her stores to see how she does it. In this candid interview, Tory opens up about how she's dealing with a lawsuit filed against her and her company by her ex-husband Chris Burch, who initially raised more than $10 million to get the Tory Burch brand started.
Could orangutans become the first great ape species to face extinction in the wild? Their habitat is under severe threat, slashed and burned by companies cultivating palm oil, found in thousands of products that line our supermarket shelves. Ian Williams travels to Sumatra, Indonesia to find what is being done to save man's closest living relative.
Adderall is a drug widely prescribed to treat attention deficit disorders. But this isn't a story about ADHD. This is the story about how an ambitious college student named Stephan Perez misused Adderall -- to get an edge academically. He went from using it to selling it and then ultimately got caught up in a high profile drug bust that would derail his dreams. In his first television interview he tells Kate Snow about his inspiring climb to Columbia University and his devastating fall from grace.
BrIan Williams wraps up the broadcast with a look back at what has people talking … in case you missed it. From this week's news, to some of the quirky stuff online - it will be worth talking about tomorrow. #RockBottom
David Corvo is the senior executive producer, Alexandra Wallace is the executive producer and BrIan Williams is the anchor and managing editor of "Rock Center with BrIan Williams" (Thursdays at 10p/9c). Follow us at RockCenterNBC.com, facebook.com/RockCenterNBC and @RockCenterNBC.
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