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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.
DURATION: 1:10-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - ASSOCIATED PRESSAurora, Colorado / July 20, 20121. Wide, Site of theater shooting seen down street2. Wide, Police cars, sirens----SOURCE: KMGHMANDATORY COURTESY KMGH/THEDENVERCHANNEL.COM, EMBARGO DENVERLocation/Date: Denver / January 2, 20133. SOUNDBITE: JESSICA WATTS/LOST COUSIN IN THEATER SHOOTING(transcript below)SOURCE: KMGHMANDATORY COURTESY KMGH/THEDENVERCHANNEL.COM, EMBARGO DENVERLocation/Date: Aurora, Colorado/No Date available4. Wide, Theater sign5. Mid, Theatre sign6. Mid, pan up, theater sign---SOURCE: KMGHMANDATORY COURTESY KMGH/THEDENVERCHANNEL.COM, EMBARGO DENVERLocation/Date: Denver / January 2, 20137. SOUNDBITE: JESSICA WATTS/LOST COUSIN IN THEATER SHOOTING(transcript below)---SOURCE: KMGHMANDATORY COURTESY KMGH/THEDENVERCHANNEL.COM, EMBARGO DENVERLocation/Date: Aurora, Colorado/July 20, 20128. Wide Aerial, theater entrance after shooting9. Wide Aerial, Police vehicle after shooting---SOURCE: POOLAP CLIENTS ONLYLocation/Date: Centennial, Colorado / July 23, 201210. Mid, James Holmes in court11. Close, James Holmes in courtSOURCE: KMGHMANDATORY COURTESY KMGH/THEDENVERCHANNEL.COM, EMBARGO DENVERLocation/Date: Denver / January 2, 201312. SOUNDBITE: JESSICA WATTS/LOST COUSIN IN THEATER SHOOTING(transcript below)----SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESSLocation/Date: Aurora, Colorado / July 22, 201213. Wide, crosses at makeshift memorial near theater14. Close, crosses15. Close, woman places flowers by cross16. Wide, crossesVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:FAMILES OF THE AURORA, COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING ARE OUTRAGED, AFTER THE THEATER'S OWNER INVITED THEM TO THE REOPENING.SOUNDBITE: JESSICA WATTS/LOST COUSIN IN SHOOTING"Like it's a Hollywood premiere. It is not. It is a very emotional time for us."TRACK-2THE INVITATION ASKS RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS TO ATTEND AN EVENING OF REMEMBERANCE, AND A MOVIE.JESSICA WATTS, WHO LOST A COUSIN, EXPLAINED HER REACTION.SOUNDBITE: JESSICA WATTS/LOST COUSIN IN SHOOTING"That is one of the most horrible things that I could do to honor his memory is to go sit in a theater where he died and watch a movie."TRACK-3TWELVE PEOPLE WERE KILLED LAST JULY 20-TH, WHEN A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE DURING THE PREMIERE OF BATMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT RISESPROSECUTORS ARE SET TO OUTLINE THEIR CASE AGAINST THE ACCUSED GUNMAN, JAMES HOLMES, IN A HEARING NEXT WEEK.SOUNDBITE: JESSICA WATTS/LOST COUSIN IN THEATER SHOOTING"Not only did we lose our loved ones in July, but aside from that, [: 47] we've got the preliminary hearing coming up next week and we're just trying to live each and every day through the moments we don't have our loved onesTRACK-4[:] FAMILY MEMBERS ALSO CRITICIZED THE THEATER OWNER, CIMEMARK, FOR NOT REACHING OUT TO THEM BEFORE, AND FOR REFUSING TO MEET WITH RELATIVES WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY PRESENT.CINEMARK HAD NO COMMENT ON THE LATEST CONTROVERSY.COLORADO'S GOVERNOR IS AMONG THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE RE-OPENING, SET FOR JANUARY 17-TH.DIANE KEPLEY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.