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Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
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.
SHOTLIST:MLB NETWORK - AP CLIENTS ONLY, MANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: 'MLB NETWORK,' MLB NETWORK LOGO OR COURTESY CANNOT BE OBSTRUCTED, NO USAGE OF FOOTAGE AFTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 17:00 EASTERNCooperstown, New York - July 27, 20141. Various crowd shots of Hall of Fame ceremony2. Various of Greg Maddux3. SOUNDBITE (English) Greg Maddux, baseball Hall of Fame pitcher"To put me here in Cooperstown with all my childhood heroes, it's sort of hard to believe I'm standing here today. I never gave a thought to a Hall of Fame as I was going though my career. My goal as a baseball player was very simple: All I wanted to do was try to get better for my next start. And to think it all ended up here is pretty cool."4. Various of Bobby Cox getting inducted5. SOUNDBITE (English) Bobby Cox, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Fmr. Manager"A few years ago I was sitting with Steve Stone, the broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox at an Arizona fall league game, and this guy comes up and says 'Steve, can I have your autograph. He says 'sure,' and he signs it. He says, 'hey, you don't want Bobby's autograph,' and the guy, he just stared at me. He said, 'yeah, I know you, you're that guy from Atlanta who gets thrown out all the time.'"6. Various of Tom Glavine being inducted7. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Glavine, Hall of Fame inductee"Seems hard to believe that it's been 30 years since I sat in my parents' kitchen and signed my professional contract to go play for the Atlanta Braves. Sitting with me there that day, Tony DeMasio and Paul Sneyder from the Braves saw something in me that compelled the Braves to take a chance on me."8. Wide of Tony La Russa being inducted9. SOUNDBITE (English) Tony La Russa, Hall of Fame inductee"Very very fortunate, and the more I thought about it and think about it, I've never wrapped my arms around the fact that being really lucky is a Hall of Fame credential."STORYLINE:The Baseball Hall of Fame is welcoming six new members. They are former Atlanta star pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine along with their long-time manager Bobby Cox, former White Sox sluggers Frank Thomas and managing greats Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa. All were honored at a ceremony Sunday near the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.Greg Maddux, who won 355 games over a 23-year major league career, has been inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.Nicknamed "Mad Dog," Maddux had stints with the Braves, Cubs, Padres and Dodgers and won four straight Cy Young Awards, leading the NL in innings each season.Known for his pinpoint control, Maddux walked just 999 in 5,008 1-3 innings and ranks 10th in strikeouts with 3,371. He also was a sharp fielder, capturing 18 Gold Gloves, and was an All-Star eight times.Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.A light-hitting infielder who appeared in 220 games for the New York Yankees in 1968-69, Cox found his niche in the dugout. He retired after the 2010 season with 2,504 victories in 29 seasons.Tom Glavine, that rare athlete drafted by two professional leagues in different sports, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.Glavine was enshrined Sunday at the Hall in Cooperstown.Glavine won 305 games and two Cy Young Awards, and posted five seasons with 20 or more victories. Only three left-handers have more wins - Warren Spahn, Steve Carlton and Eddie Plank. Tony La Russa, third all-time in victories as a manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.La Russa was enshrined Sunday in ceremonies at Cooperstown.La Russa won 2,728 times in his long career, behind only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He was picked as manager of the year four times and won 12 division titles, six pennants and World Series titles in 1989, 2006, and 2011.