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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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCENTENNIAL, Colo. - January 71. SOUNDBITE: Jessica Watts, Lost cousin in theater shooting: "He's very detached. He look very discheveled today. He's not a participant in his own future."2. People lining up outside court3. SOUNDBITE: Jessica Watts, Lost cousin in theater shooting: "it's just heartbreak right now. It's trying to work through you know what we've been given basically in respect to the fact that we're trying to get through this case as emotionally and mentally intact as we can as victims."4. SOUNDBITE: Sam Soudani, Daughter wounded in theater shooting: "Looking at him to me when a person does something like that, he no longer has humanity. When a person loses humanity, he just becomes a piece of trash, really is."4. People lining up outside court5. SOUNDBITE: Sam Soudani, Daughter wounded in theater shooting: "he's heartless. He really is. He has no heart, no emotion he has no feeling. I don't know how could anybody live that way. I balled my eyes out inside and just listening to the other girls crying. It had nothing to do with my old girl. Just when I heard that story about that seven-year-old child. I mean I'm getting goosebumps right now. It just breaks your heart. It really does."STORYLINE:The families of victims of the Colorado theater shooting sat through emotional testimony Monday from police officers who tried to save the lives of the wounded.Suspected gunman James Holmes didn't appear to show any emotion. Jessica Watts lost her cousin in the theatre shooting and said Holmes looked "very detached. He look very discheveled today. He's not a participant in his own future."Whatever details emerge at the preliminary hearing, they will do so in a nation that has changed dramatically since the July 20 attack that pushed the problems of gun violence and mental illness into the forefront before receding.Holmes is charged with more than 160 counts, including murder and attempted murder.Sam Soudani's daughter was wounded in the shooting. He described Holmes as "heartless." "He has no heart, no emotion he has no feeling. I don't know how could anybody live that way."Legal analysts say that evidence appears to be so strong that Holmes may well accept a plea agreement before trial.(****END****)