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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.
"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.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "Watch for key corporate earnings, interest rate decisions and ...
more this busy Asia week ahead." First up on Monday (August 4), Australia
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(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "Watch for key corporate earnings, interest rate decisions and more this busy Asia week ahead." First up on Monday (August 4), Australia where retail sales go under the microscope. Watch for June's result following two consecutive months of declines. We also get a qualitative check on the mining industry with the opening of the annual Diggers & Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Great town I have been there. Not, attendance is mandatory for commodity bulls. Tuesday (August 5) is just as busy. The Reserve Bank of Australia decides on interest rates though policy makers don't appear to be in any rush to tighten. And over in Indonesia, we get Q2 GDP growth data with a contentious mineral export ban already pushing growth to its lowest level in four years. In corporate news, Toyota Motor reports its results as the Japanese automaker tries to fend off a surging VW in the global sales race. Corporate results also dominate on Thursday (August 7). Traders can look for updates on the computer industry with Acer, mining and iron ore with Rio Tinto, and the mainland mobile sector with China Unicom. And to finish off with a bang on Friday (August 8), watch for China trade data. While quite a few other signals from China, like PMI for example, have been quite positive, trade figures underwhelmed in June. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "So pay attention here because another poor showing could increase expectations for more stimulus in the second half. " ENDS