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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.
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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.
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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.
DURATION: 1:34 SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - December 16, 20131. Wide of woman pumping antibacterial soap into hand2. Tight of woman turning on faucet3. Various of woman washing hands4. Various tights of antibacterial soapsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - May 3, 2013FILE5. ANIMATING GRAPHIC: FDA logo and soap ingredient label showing triclosan6. Mid of someone holding an antibacterial soap bottle7. Tight of triclosan noted in ingredientsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - December 16, 20138. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mae Wu, Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council:"I think companies are going to be hard pressed to show that this is safe and effective, and right now all indication is that they're not safe and not effective."AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - May 3, 2013FILE9. Push in to soap bottle showing triclosan in ingredientsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - December 16, 201310. Tight of Natural Resources Defense Council logo in officeAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSilver Spring, Maryland - no dateFILE11. Various exteriors of the FDA buildingAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - December 16, 201312. Various of woman washing handsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno date, no location13. ANIMATING GRAPHIC of the logo for the American Cleaning InstituteAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - December 16, 201314. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brian Sansoni, American Cleaning Institute:"They've been in use in the health arena for more than four decades. They've been in the consumer market space for many years. So the fact is, there is your proof right there, consumers use these products safely and effectively every single day."AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - May 3, 2013FILE15. Tight of an antibacterial hand soapAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno date, no locationFILE16. Mid of a hand sanitizer station in a hospital roomAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - May 3, 2013FILE17. Tight of antibacterial soap bottleAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - December 16, 201318. Tight of another antibacterial soap bottle PKG SCRIPT:YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK WHAT YOU REACH FOR AT THE SINK... CERTAIN SOAPS MAY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD.THE F-D-A SAYS THERE'S NO EVIDENCE ANTIBACTERIAL CHEMICALS IN SOME SOAPS AND WASHES HELP FIGHT GERMS... AND THEY COULD POSE HEALTH RISKS.THE AGENCY IS REVIEWING THE SAFETY OF INGREDIENTS LIKE TRICLOSAN, FOUND IN ABOUT 75-PERCENT OF LIQUID ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANSERS SOLD IN THE U-S. RECENT STUDIES SUGGEST IT CAN INTERFERE WITH HORMONE LEVELS AND SPUR DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA.(SOT)(SUPER = Mae Wu, Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council)"I think companies are going to be hard pressed to show that this is safe and effective, and right now all indication is that they're not safe and not effective."ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS AND RESEARCHERS HAVE LONG SAID TRICLOSAN IS A PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT. THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL TOOK THE FDA TO COURT TO FORCE ACTION. TODAY'S PRELIMINARY RULING WOULD REQUIRE MANUFACTURUES TO PROVE THEIR ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS ARE SAFE AND MORE EFFECTIVE THAN PLAIN SOAP AND WATER. IF NOT - THE PRODUCTS SHOULD BE REFORMULATED, RELABELED OR REMOVED FROM THE MARKET BY 2016. THE AMERICAN CLEANING INSTITUTE, AN INDUSTRY ADVOCACY GROUP, SAYS THESE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN AND ARE SAFE TO USE. (SOT)(SUPER = Brian Sansoni, American Cleaning Institute)"They've been in use in the health arena for more than four decades. They've been in the consumer market space for many years. So the fact is, there is your proof right there, consumers use these products safely and effectively every single day."THE F-D-A'S PROPOSAL ONLY APPLIES TO PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS, NOT HAND SANITIZERS, BUT COULD HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR OTHER ANTIBACTERIAL PRODUCTS - KNIVES, TOYS, TOOTHPASTE AND MORE.THE AGENCY WILL FINALIZE ITS PROPOSAL IN A YEAR. CINDY SHARP, ASSOCIATED PRESS. (****END****)