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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.
The world marked political highs and lows in 2012 as violence and political change once again dominated headlines around ...
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SHOTLIST:AP VIDEO - AP Clients OnlyBenghazi Libya - Sept 12 20121. Wide of crowds2. Wide of damaged consulateSyria - undated3. Street fighting4. Wide of smoke risingGaza - November5. Bombs exploding smoke risingCairo Egypt6. Morsi casting ballot7. Street protests8. Presidential ceremony9. Street violenceMyanmar10. Myanmar parliament11. Aung San Suu Kyi wide in parliamentNew York12. Chinese blind dissident arrivalsMoscow 13. Pussy riot trialLondon.14. Olympic torch15. Still of Michael Phelps16. Kate and William leaving hospitalVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:It's been a year of strides and strife around the globe.On the latter end one of the most notorious events took place on Sept 11th in Benghazi Libya.Four Americans including the U-S Ambassador to Libya were killed in an attack on the U-S consulate there. Syria's civil war intensified and spilled over its borders triggering military responses from Turkey and Israel.Next door Israel and Hamas waged an eight day battle in November.Thousands of rockets were fired and more than 150 Palestinians were killed along with six israelis.Egypt staged it's first free presidential election in its history, following the ousting of Hosni Mubarak in the Arab SpringMohammed Morsi won the two-day run-off.However the goodwill turned sour in November when Morsi decreed himself near absolute powers, and that triggered mass protests and violent clashes. On the other end of things Myanmar, long a bastion of oppressive military rule took steps positive political steps in 2012.The country's National league for Democracy won 43 of the 46 seats that were up for grab including one of Aung San Suu Kyi.China also released a well known blind dissident.Chen Guangcheng was able to flee the Communist country for the U-S where he continues to try to reform his homeland.However in Russia two women in the Punk band Pussy Riot remain jailed for this impromptu protest concert staged in Moscow church.(pause nat sound)And all eyes turned to London for the Summer Olympics.More than 200 countries participated but it was this man, Michael Phelps, who stole the spotlight by becoming the most decorated Olympian of all-time.The city of London and all the U-K had even more to celebrate with the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William is pregnant with the future king or queen of England.SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press