American Greed: ‘Nightmare at NXIVM’ on CNBC Monday, January 25 -10PM ET- See Previews Here

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Image credit: CNBC's 'American Greed: Nightmare at NXIVM'

By Alison McClintock

CNBC’s American Greed premiered its 14th season on January 18, 2021. The second episode of the season, airing Monday, January 25th, looks at the alleged greed of so-called ‘sex cult guru’ Keith Raniere.

It’s called “American Greed: Nightmare at NXIVM.”

NBC Universal announced the show as follows:

“Keith Raniere is a god-like figure to members of his mysterious organization, NXIVM. Using his powers of persuasion along with classic multilevel marketing techniques, he amasses thousands of followers—many of them rich and famous—and hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions. But what many in the group don’t know is that for Raniere, NXIVM is essentially a front for sex trafficking and horrific abuse. Ultimately they learn a painful truth: their purported “self-help” group was mainly helping Raniere.”

The episode is set up by American Greed narrator Stacy Keach like this:

“…Keith Raniere is Vanguard…A god-like figure to his followers who funnel millions to his self-help group, Nxivm. But as former insiders now reveal, he uses it to fuel his most dangerous appetites.”

So far, CNBC has released four clips for advance viewing. Some participants in the episode are actress Catherine Oxenberg, investigative reporter Frank Parlato, ex-Nxivm members Sarah Edmondson and Angela Ucci, former Nxivm consultant Joe O’Hara, and Albany Times Union reporter Robert Gavin.

You can catch the show Monday, January 25th, at 10 pm ET on CNBC.

Watch preview clips of the upcoming Nxivm American Greed episode below. We’ve also shared some screenshots after the videos.

Clip 1: American Greed: Nightmare at NXIVM

CNBC: “Referred to as ‘Vanguard’ by his followers and ‘the smartest man in the world’ by himself, Keith Raniere attracted many members to his purported self-help consortium, NXIVM. However, what was thought to help people achieve higher consciousness for Raniere only resulted in abuse, sex trafficking, and conspiracy.”

Clip 2: How the Bronfman Sisters became involved with Keith Raniere and NXIVM

CNBC: “Keith Raniere is a god-like figure to members of his mysterious organization, NXIVM. Using his powers of persuasion, he amasses thousands of followers—many of them rich and famous—and hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions…but is NXIVM all that it seems?”

Clip 3: Allison Mack helps create a new society for women in NXIVM secretly run by Keith Raniere

CNBC: “NXIVM is a mysterious organization run by Keith Raniere – but many group members don’t know that it’s essentially a front for sex trafficking and horrific abuse. Ultimately, they learn a painful truth: their purported ‘self-help”‘group was mainly helping Raniere all along.”

Clip 4: The First 10 Minutes: Nightmare at NXIVM

 

Some screenshots from the NXIVM American Greed episode

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Sara Bronfman and Clare Bronfman present Keith Raniere with a $20-million- check at Vanguard Week 2004. Credit: American Greed: Nightmare at NXIVM

 

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From CNBC’s “American Greed: Nightmare at NXIVM”, Frank Parlato, investigative journalist and former Nxivm publicist, is filmed driving to Knox Woods, New York, where Keith Raniere lived with his harem.

 

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From American Greed: Nightmare on NXIVM. Sara Bronfman and Clare Bronfman with Keith Raniere at Vanguard Week 2004.

 

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Sara Bronfman and Clare Bronfman present Keith Raniere with a check for $20 million at Vanguard Week 2004. Image credit: American Greed: Nightmare at NXIVM

 

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Keith Raniere is pictured grinning behind a $20-million text overlay. Credit: American Greed: Nightmare at NXIVM

 

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American Greed: “Nightmare at NXIVM” on CNBC explains the master and slave Nxivm subgroup, DOS. Pictured: Allison Mack and Lauren Salzman.

 

About American Greed”

American Greed goes inside the dark side of the American Dream – where money seduces, power corrupts, and smooth criminals will stop at nothing to get rich. Their complex scams leave victim’s lives in shambles. Each episode is a deep dive into the minds and actions of heartless crooks who live lives most people can only dream of. But how many luxury homes and exotic cars does it take to justify these white-collar crimes? Ultimately, for the crooks, the dream turns into a nightmare when their shady plans unravel. American Greed follows the money through the eyes of the criminals, the victims, and the investigators who bring these scammers to justice.

 

 


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  • Why do so many companies make programs to attack Keith Rainiere? To raise the rating with sensational stories? To sell more magazines and newspapers? Will the people who participate have an economic profit?

    • Even if you’re just being paid to post pro-Keith comments and not a real believer, it would behoove you to learn how to spell his name. Just sayin’…

  • Frank-

    Congratulations on the special! I’m looking forward to watching it!

    P.S. NBC managed to find an attractive picture of Lady Lauren Salzman. Our beloved friend Pious Bangkok will be enraptured by her sensual splendor.

  • Raniere arrived in Tucson. All you numbskulls who thought he would end up and/or wanted him to end up at a supermax prison can now come forward and admit you were wrong.

  • How meta is the title of this series?

    The greed of the American media continues to shine at its best. A fantastic story about this fantastic cult, told and retold all over again in the most fantastic way.

    How sad it is to see what American people are willing to buy, we’re greedy for trash TV and anything else we can indulge in. Our country can be burning down in flames, but we all want to talk about brands and famous actresses.

    How funny it is to see our American dollars behind a made-up character while we pay for more of these stories.. It’s almost a work of art…

    Llorán

    • I am sure you will agree that the public must be educated about these things.

      The education must be ongoing, and if even one person is saved, the effort will be worth it.

      Recently in the news, we heard about one cult that actually branded its female members with the initials of the male leader — and told THEM to beg for it while being held down.

      There’s more to that story. I’m sure you’ve read about it.

      So yes, until cults are fully exposed, the shows must go on.

      Another great question. Thank you

  • Is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black? How will this show inspire its audience? Will it inspire fear and hatred? Will it inspire people towards love?

    • Tough call here, but I think it will inspire fear: fear that a wife, child, daughter or any female could fall into the hands of an evil, hate filled cult leader that hates women; that trafficks them, locks them in rooms, sleep deprives them, starves them and yes, brands them.

      So, hopefully, it will inspire people to be careful of brainwashing predators.

      There’s a lot of dangerous predators out there.

      Great question.

    • No, to your first question.

      Now, answer your other questions yourself.

      The Nxivm version of the Socratic method is an “only works well with your cult” thing.

      Like the obsessive use of the word “data”.

      Know your audience.

    • The show will inspire people to do the same thing they did in the courtroom during the trial, laugh in Raniere’s face.

  • Frank, can you share about your participation in this show? What did you share, how was your experience working with them? I don’t really watch TV. Curious to know. Appreciate your response.

    • No TV. Except for the 2 shows you claimed to watch the first time you posted. Then 24 hours later, a different story. Now “you don’t watch TV”. Oh, Anthony…

        • (Singing to the Cellino & Barnes. Injury attorneys’ commercial jingle)

          “the lawyers in Anthony’s office”

          Yo hablo espanol

  • Misinformation all over the place. Shows like this make money out of missinforming, sensationalism and hate. So many shows like this nowadays. Sad to see where the values of most people are as they seem to get a lot of attention.

  • Keith Raniere has now been transferred to the Tucson USP.

    KEITH RANIERE
    Register Number: 57005-177
    Age: 60
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Located at: Tucson USP
    Release Date: 06/27/2120

  • Keith Raniere has now been transferred to the Tucson USP.

    KEITH RANIERE
    Register Number: 57005-177
    Age: 60
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Located at: Tucson USP
    Release Date: 06/27/2120

  • American Greed exploits the hate in many.
    Sad to see how they distort reality, overemphasizing parts and separating out of context others to fuel hate.
    Our culture shows the values through what we watch and pay attention to.
    Wouldn’t be more constructive to focus on ourselves to find the source of our hate? Instead of looking outside someone to blame and to gossip?

    • Oh, go on, Suneel. Lighten up. You’ve been working too hard. It’s not hate but love — can’t get enough of the ending to this story. Viva Executive Success!

    • Isn’t that something of a lame defence for the greed that, IMO, is keeping the carry-on-culting from waking up to smell the coffee?

      Nostalgia for the good old days of Albany, of the old thrall, loads of highly regulated specific sex chores carried out for [noble] purposes, all those other highly regulated esoteric chores. Birthday summer camp!!! Private jets to Fiji, Necker, Mexican escapades, no tax to pay, no actual real-life responsibilities, handing over your worldly goods, hardly any food, hardly any sleep, eyes on the self-realization prize at all times and never mind the fact that your basic needs and security were held in suspense and subject to capricious revision at any time. That kind of exploitation is hard to recover from, and it takes time.

      I expect Raniere knew all about Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, it’s so 101, and it is as good a model of his pyramid scheme or structure as any.

  • How many different ways can the same content be recycled? With NXIVM related stuff, it seems never ending.

      • The Bronfman’s are the hands of capitalism and they gladly did Keith’s work.

        Keith and his followers worshiped at the altar of the almighty dollar.

    • You’re interested enough to post on this board.

      Your actions betray your words. They indicate shame and frustration at the damage to your reputation from participation in this destructive cult.

    • Bored-

      Frank was moving the Frank Report in a new direction with new investigations; until The Vow and Seduced documentaries came out. There are currently many new visitors to the Frank Report wanting to learn more about Raniere and Nxivm.

      Long time readers like us aren’t the only audience.

  • I had no idea Stacy Keach was still alive and I’m shocked to hear how much he sounds like Eddie Albert, which brought me full circle to that commercial I always switched away from in the 90s, because the Mormon missionary guy gave me the creeps.

    It was difficult to watch all 3 docuseries, it’s been difficult to immerse myself in this story, on this blog, and elsewhere so that I could understand, and I’ve resigned to the fact that I just might not ever “get it”. These clips were disturbing to watch again. THAT patronizing condescending grifter voice, how can anyone NOT see this little weenie from the get-go, let alone *shudders* get intimate with him voluntarily.

    Mark also speaks like Keith. Mark, if you want to stop coming off as an insipid douchebag, figure out how to stop talking like Keith. And stop gaslighting your reason for existing.

    Frank looks great

    I’ll watch to support FR, but I’m not looking forward to it.

  • Awesome!

    American Greed is my favorite show. I’ve seen every episode.

    I recently watched a re-run of American Greed. It was about a chick named Lizzie Mulder who ripped off (and nearly bankrupted) most of her best friends, who were all business owners, while working as their CPA.

    I was reminded of Niceguy while watching this episode, cuz Lizzie’s husband worked as a valet and was kinda bossed around by his bread-winning wife. Her husband was wearing the ‘skirt’ in their marriage (not the pants) —– so that’s what reminded me of Niceguy and made me think of him. 🙂

    Have a nice day.

    • You come across as very tough but you’re too scared to come on Scott’s show. Do you wear underwear under your skirt?

      • —Do you wear underwear under your skirt?

        That’s a normal question to ask a young person, my Texan debauchee friend.

        Bangkok may not be able to score Lady Salzman, but it sounds like he can score a certain Texan.

        If only we knew if Bangkok is male, female, gender fluid, asexual, heterosexual, non-binary, pansexual, transsexual, cisgender, or just plain old fashioned strange. Then Scott and Bangkok could explore uncharted-water.

        What a confusing world we live in.

    • Bangkok-

      —bossed around by his bread-winning wife.

      It’s not all bad. I get to have sex with my wife[boss] when she takes my dick out of its box.

      ***
      Meanwhile, Scott is apparently interested if you wear underwear under your skirt.
      “Do you wear underwear under your skirt?”
      -Scott Johnson
      Nothing creepy going on—Scott’s only interested in your underwear—not you. 🙂

  • Looks to me like CNBC is trying to revive NXIVM.
    Money,, Power, Sex.
    They need to mention the Group Fellatio.

    If the Democrats had won in 2016, NXIVM would still be in business and Raniere would still be the Prince of Saratoga.

  • Come on, Frank. You’ve been taught what the definition of an illegal pyramid scam is, at least they mentioned the “A” word towards the end of the 10 minute video.

  • That link to the Ucci story explains a lot [redacted]

    Who is the old guy in the videos with the white hair and beard?

    This might be the first American Greed where the bad guy was going for pu$$y instead of money.

  • Hey Frank, you have it listed as October in the headline instead of January. I thought that I was going to have to wait forever!

  • “Keith Raniere is a god-like figure to members of his mysterious organization, NXIVM. Using his powers of persuasion along with classic multilevel marketing techniques, he amasses thousands of followers—many of them rich and famous—and hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions. But what many in the group don’t know is that for Raniere, NXIVM is essentially a front for sex trafficking and horrific abuse. Ultimately they learn a painful truth: their purported “self-help” group was mainly helping Raniere.”

    It is what the media creates, the reality is far away from it. What evidence is there of Sex trafficking? None. Horrific abuse, what is the evidence? None. That is just sayings with no evidence.

    • You’re right, the government manufactured all their evidence, based on the lies of suppressive people. It’s the most elaborate miscarriage of justice in US history. Keith was just spreading joy and this puritanical culture is too small-minded to let go of its bigotry.

      🤑

About Frank Parlato

Frank Parlato Investigates

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg; “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson; “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been featured prominently on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and acted as lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He was credited in the Starz docuseries, 'Seduced,' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Parlato has appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest, which was ironic since many credit Parlato as being one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

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