Since taking over for Steve Jobs, Tim Cook has been occupying one of the most powerful, and most high-profile, positions in business, which is why it's a little surprising that he has never appeared on television. Tonight that all changes, however, as NBC is set to air Cook's first televised interview on Rock Center with Brian Williams.

In the interview, Cook officially announces Apple's plans to begin building Mac's in the U.S. A preview of that segment is above. Tune in at 10 PM eastern, 9 PM central to see the man behind the most valuable company in the world's network television debut.

[via 9to5 Mac]