CNBC's "Saving General Motors" Is... Actually Quite Good

CNBC's gone inside GM for a one-hour documentary called "Saving General Motors," airing next Wednesday, August 6th at 9 PM and defying expectations, put together a rather compelling hour of television for the auto-obsessed. The documentary of course spends time on the bad, but also on success stories for the big 'merican automaker — the new Chevy Malibu, the new Chevy Silverado, the new Cadillac CTS and Buick in China as well as potential success stories like the new Chevy Camaro (and of course, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. taking the Camaro around the track — as well as some great behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Chevy's new hotness) and the Chevy Volt.

It'll also focus on profiling some of the General's big names — Rick Wagoner, Bob Lutz, Ed Welburn and of course, GM lifer and UAW hourly worker Warren Kennedy. Good ol' Warren. We've seen an advance copy of the show and it's an engaging watch for the automotive-obsessed. Highlights include CNBC car stud Phil LeBeau interviewing Bob Lutz at the GM Heritage Center and hearing him speak with candor about the craptastic quality issues of the previous generation of GM products. Oh, and we get to see Lutz in a flight suit. Hot! Want to see some clips? Hit CNBC's site and then check out the full show on Wednesday. [CNBC]