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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.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - July 18, 2014 1. SOUNDBITE (English) Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut: "On earth with the backpack like this guy has, we'd have weighed 360 pounds pretty heavy. But on the moon that's only 60 pounds so that means you have this mass but you're not being pulled down so you can kind of think you can turn, but the backpack wants to keep going so you have to make an allowance for that but you can go like this, turns out the best way, the way a horse gallops, you put one horse down, you recover from that, you stabilise, then lift off with this one, so it's like, boop, boop, boop, boop." NASA - MANDATORY COURTESY NASAThe Moon - July 20, 1969 2. Various of Buzz Aldrin on moon STORYLINE: Now's the time to get moonstruck.Forty-five years ago Sunday, Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. Armstrong's "one small step ... one giant leap" on the dusty lunar surface July 20, 1969, still stirs hearts.Speaking in advance of the anniversary, Aldrin described to a crowd gathered at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum what he was thinking as he was about to step on the moon."So I backed went down the ladder backward just like every Navy guy does and I remembered the checklist said reach back and partially close the hatch," said Aldrin. "So I said I gotta reach back and partially close the hatch? Making care not to lock it on my way out. There was not even a handle on the outside." Aldrin said it took him a while to figure out how best to walk on the lunar surface. "On earth with the backpack like this guy has, we'd have weighed 360 pounds pretty heavy," said Aldrin. "But on the moon that's only 60 pounds so that means you have this mass but you're not being pulled down so you can kind of think you can turn, but the backpack wants to keep going so you have to make an allowance for that but you can go like this, turns out the best way, the way a horse gallops, you put one horse down, you recover from that, you stabilise, then lift off with this one, so it's like, boop, boop, boop, boop." Aldrin, now 84, had fun telling the audience about the moon landing, even telling a few jokes. "Now up in the top picture, there's a UFO (laughter)," joked Aldrin while watching video from the landing. "I think this ended up being called west crater, or a boulder field, that we didn't want to land on."Joining Aldrin on stage was Mike Massimino, who who has been in space twice, including one trip to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.