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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.
It was an unexpected way of an announcing a widely expected triumph......a White House telecast by first lady Michelle Obama to reveal that Ben Affleck's thriller Argo had won best picture. SOUNDBITE, Ben Affleck, actor and director, saying (English): "I want to acknowledge the other eight films, there are eight great films that have every right - as much a right to be up here as we do - I want to acknowledge them and thank them for what they did and for many of them who didn't even get nominated this year." Oscar history was made by Daniel Day-Lewis who became the first man to win three best actor Oscars. He also won a long standing ovation as he collected his statuette for his intense performace as U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. SOUNDBITE, Daniel Day-Lewis, actor, saying (English): "I really don't know how any of this happened, I do know that I've received so much more than my fair share of good fortune in my life and I'm so grateful to the Academy for this beautiful honour." Jennifer Lawrence was named best actress for playing a feisty young widow in the comedy 'Silver Linings Playbook', tripping up on her dress while approaching the stage. SOUNDBITE, Jennifer Lawrence, actress, saying (English): "You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that's really embarrassing, but thank you." Taiwanese director Ang Lee beat front-runner Steven Spielberg in the race for best director for Life of Pi. In other contests, Anne Hathaway won her first Oscar - best supporting actress for Les Miserables - while 'Amour' gave Austria the best foreign language film. Another Austrian, Christop Waltz, took away best supporting actor for his role as a bounty hunter in 'Django Unchained' -- the movie for which Quentin Tarantino also took the Oscar for best original screenplay.