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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.
This is the story of Alissa Torres and her graphic novel, illustrated by Sungyoon Choi, which describes her personal experience ...
as a 9/11 widow.
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My name is Alissa Torres and my Book is American Widow. I met my husband Eddie downtown, and I was just ready to gout and have fun and here was this lovely person, it was really one of this very sweet fall in love kinds of things and then to realize we met right under the shadow of those towers. And then boon and I’m pregnant and it was a lovely pregnancy and then my husband lost his job in the summer of 2001. It’s his second say of work, the next thing I know, my brother is calling me up and saying, “turn on your TV, the World Trade Center has just been hit by a plane”. I turned my TV on and it’s all this craziness and I turned it off and I just knew my husband was dead. I felt very alone and isolated but meanwhile there was all this unity around. I found I overwhelming to have all these energy around me, all these good will and to find a lot of it very unhelpful and very painful. There was one night I just felt this amazing energy radiating from this mattress switches, you know, it’s the bed that we share. This was something that caught me unaware and it was really this beautiful magical kin d of thing that you know, the problem with these things is they’re all very fleeting. There is a lot of greed. You know, you just want more because you don’t; have anything.
There was a lot of pressure to move on and I find that whole concept of moving on is completely offensive and a year’s gone b y, you really need to be dating or you really need to be cleaning out your husband’s closet. You go through what you need to go through and there is no time line.
I don’t really know if I’ll ever marry or not again and I like to say no because it’s just, this relief from a certain pressure really, truly missing my husband but o love being a single mom. There are so many single moms and somehow it’s okay to be a single mom temporarily or to be kind of a single mom and transit but a lot of women are single moms permanently and you know, it’s a very rich and wonderful experience.