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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
A landmark $25 billion settlement with the nation's top mortgage lenders was hailed by government officials Thursday as long-overdue ...
relief for victims of foreclosure abuses. But consumer advocates countered that far too few people will benefit. (Feb. 9)
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[LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL--FEBRUARY 9, 2012][SOURCE: AP][NAT-BREAK: CHICAGO, IL--FEBRUARY 9, 2012][VOICE-OVER]IN THE LATEST EFFORT BY THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP THE HOUSING MARKET'S SLIDEMORE THAN 2 MILLION AMERICANS COULD RECEIVE MONEY FROM A 25 BILLION DOLLAR RELIEF PACKAGE FROM THE NATIONS BIGGEST BANKS.[SOT: ERIC HOLDER / US ATTORNEY GENERAL]"OUR INVESTIGATIONS REVEALED DISTURBING PRACTICES FOR INSTANCE WE SAW THAT FAR TO OFTEN SERVICES PUSHED BORROWERS INTO FORECLOSURE AND THIS FUELD THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF OUR ECONOMY."[STAND-UP: ROBERT RAY / ASSOCIATED PRESS]"THE NATIONWIDE SETTLEMENT STEMS FROM ABUSES THAT OCCURRED AFTER THE HOUSING BUBBLE BURST. MANY COMPANIES THAT PROCESS FORECLOSURES FAILED TO VERIFY DOCUMENTS. SOME EMPLOYEES SIGNED PAPERS THEY HADN'T READ OR USED FAKE SIGNATURES TO SPEED FORECLOSURES - AN ACTION KNOWN AS ROBO-SIGNING"[VOICE-OVER]THE BANKS INVOLVED IN THE DEAL ARE[FULL SCREEN]BANK OF AMERICA, JP MORGAN CHASE, WELLS FARGO, CITIGROUP AND ALLY FINANCIALFOUR MILLION AMERICANS HAVE FORECLOSED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2007REAL ESTATE BROKERS LIKE KEITH WOLF OUTSIDE CHICAGO WELCOME THE RELIEF PACKAGE BUT IS STILL SKEPTICAL[SOT: KEITH WOLF / WINFIELD REALTY]"SO THIS COULD BE THE CHANGE IN THE TIDE THAT ALLOWS THE MARKETS TO RECOVER OR I COULD JUST BE THE MORE OF THE SAME STAGNATION AND SIDEWAYS MOVEMENT. IT'S HARD TO TELL."[VOICE-OVER]THE DEAL REQUIRES THE BANKS TO REDUCE LOANS FOR ABOUT 1 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS AT RISK OF FORECLOSURE. THE LENDERS WILL ALSO SEND CHECKS OF $2,000 TO 750,000 AMERICANS WHO WERE IMPROPERLY FORECLOSED UPON.[NAT-BREAK: DEKALB, IL--FEBRUARY 9, 2012] [VOICE-OVER]FOR TAMARA HESCOTT THE SETTLEMENT IS TOO LATEHER HOME IS WORTH NEARLY 80 THOUSAND LESS THAN WHAT SHE BOUGHT FOR 7 YEARS AGO AND SHE WAS HAVING A HARD TIME MAKING THE PAYMENTSBY THE TIME SHE WAS CONSIDERED FOR A LOAN REMODIFICATION WELLS FARGO HAD ALREADY DECIDED TO START THE FORECLOSURE PROCESSBUT WITH THE HELP OF AN ATTORNEY SHE IS INSTEAD SETTLING FOR A SHORT SALETHOUGH THE EMOTIONAL TOLL ON THE FAMILY HAS BEEN DIFFICULT[SOT: TAMARA HESCOTT / LOSING HER HOME]"I FEEL LIKE I HAVE FAILED MY KIDS, BUT I KNOW I HAVEN'T. I HOPE THAT WELLS FARGO AND OTHER BANKS THAT HAVE BEEN GIVING SO MUCH DIFFICULTY TO FAMILIES WHO COULD HAVE BEEN MAKING SOME SORT OF PAYMENT SEE WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH AND BE MORE HONEST AND RIGHTOUS AND FORTHRIGHT IN HELPING PEOPLE INSTEAD OF TAKING IT AWAY."(VOICE-OVER)THE DEAL STILL NEEDS FINAL APPROVAL BY A FEDERAL JUDGEOF SIGNED OFF ON THIS IS THE LARGEST GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY SETTLEMENT SINCE A MULTI-STATE DEAL WITHT HE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IN 1998ROBERT RAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, CHICAGO