Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
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.
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