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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.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "A completely stacked trading day ahead this Thursday (July 24) in Asia. First up..." ...we head to beautiful New Zealand, where the central bank is set to hike interest rates to 3.5 percent. Policy makers there are dealing with a housing and migration boom, alongside rising inflation and a high flying currency. On the topic of difficult situations, watch for trade data in Japan to see if the country's export sector can bounce back from a terrible May as expected. The export growth forecast for June is a slight rebound to 1 percent while imports are seen jumping 8.4 percent. The economy is facing both weak domestic demand, stung by a sales tax hike and soft external shipments to both Asian trading partners and the U.S.. On a more positive note, look to China for what should be some good news. A key early private survey of factory activity will be closely watched Thursday (July 24) after that surprisingly strong GDP figure last week. The preliminary flash PMI reading is seen rising to 51, above the 50 line separating expansion from contraction which would be its highest reading in more than a year. Finally to South Korea for a slew of corporate results. We've got chipmaker SK Hynix, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motor and steel producer POSCO all expected to post numbers. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "That beyond their own performance will serve as indicators of the health of their respective industries. " ENDS