Washington, D.C. 20549-1004

                                    FORM 8-K
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                 Date of Report
                (Date of earliest event reported) March 29, 2001

                           GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

      STATE OF DELAWARE                 1-143                 38-0572515
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(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
 of incorporation)                                        Identification No.)

300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan                    48265-3000
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  (Address of principal executive offices)                   (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code       (313) 556-5000



On March 29, 2001, General Motors Corporation (GM) issued a press release on GM
and their subsidiary Hughes Electronics Corporation's (Hughes) evaluation of
strategic restructuring alternatives. The release is as follows:


Detroit, Michigan and El Segundo, California., March 29, 2001 --General Motors'
President and Chief Executive Officer, Rick Wagoner, said today that "the
directors and management of both General Motors and Hughes Electronics continue
to evaluate potential restructuring alternatives relating to GM's interest in
Hughes that are intended to benefit the businesses of both companies and the
holders of both GM's $1-2/3 par value common stock and GM's Class H common
stock." He added "GM and Hughes have been evaluating a variety of possible
transactions, including a spin-off of Hughes to GM's stockholders, either with
or without a related merger, as well as the alternative of maintaining the
status quo. We are open to considering strategic investments in Hughes from a
broad range of interested parties. Whether and when we might be able to announce
a transaction remains uncertain, although it is a very high priority to attain
resolution of the matter as promptly as practicable."

Michael T. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes, added that he
and his management team are "active participants in the process set up by the GM
board and wholly supportive of the effort of the directors of GM and Hughes to
thoroughly evaluate all of the alternative transactions under study that could
benefit the businesses of GM and Hughes. The process we are going through is
complicated by the currently very difficult conditions in the financial markets,
but we are dedicated to identifying a course of action which will maximize the
value of Hughes and that is fair to holders of both classes of GM common stock,"
he said.

GM has previously announced that, due to rapid consolidation in the media and
telecommunications industries, GM has been considering various alternative
strategic transactions involving Hughes and other participants in those
industries. GM's objective in this effort is to maximize the enterprise value of
Hughes for the long-term benefit of the holders of GM's Class H common stock and
$1-2/3 par value common stock while maintaining the financial strength of GM and
Hughes. Consistent with the practice it adhered to in the prior separations of
EDS (1996) and the Hughes Defense Business (1997), GM's board would only propose
to proceed with a transaction relating to Hughes that it is able to determine is
in the best interests of GM and Hughes and all of GM's stockholders, and is fair
to the holders of both classes of GM common stock and tax free to GM and its
stockholders for purposes of U.S. federal income tax.

As noted in previous statements by GM and Hughes, no assurance can be given that
any transaction involving Hughes will be proposed, whether with or without
another party, or that any conditions applicable to completion of any
transaction that is agreed upon, including any stockholder or regulatory
approvals, would be satisfied.

Hughes Electronics Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors.
The earnings of Hughes are used to calculate the earnings per share attributable
to the Class H common stock issued by General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GMH).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
Date    March 29, 2001
                                          s/Peter R. Bible
                                          (Peter R. Bible,
                                           Chief Accounting Officer)