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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.
Market bears have been giddy lately. They say that Treasuries recently notching a six-month low and growth stocks selling ...
off are smoke signals that the bull market will soon snap. Not so, says Diane Garnick, CEO of Clear Alternatives. Lower yields simply reflect investors chasing higher returns after word of the European Central Bank's stimulus efforts pressured foreign interest rates.
Market bears have been giddy lately. They say that Treasuries recently notching a six-month low and growth stocks selling off are smoke signals that the bull market will soon snap. Not so, says Diane Garnick, CEO of Clear Alternatives. Lower yields simply reflect investors chasing higher returns after word of the European Central Bank's stimulus efforts pressured foreign interest rates. SOUNDBITE: DIANE GARNICK, CEO, CLEAR ALTERNATIVES (ENGLISH) SAYING: "A lot of these global bond managers are just shifting from the EU and over and from Japan into the US and that's one of the things we're seeing happening right about now." Nervous investors had watched those sinking yields this week and piled in. And those who have been short the bond market got squeezed, forcing the purchase of more bonds and lower yields. As for those slumping growth stocks, many analysts say look more closely. A selloff in select high fliers is clouding the picture. David Gaffen, Reuters U.S. Markets Editor. SOUNDBITE: DAVID GAFFEN, U.S. MARKETS EDITOR, REUTERS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Internet, retailers, Priceline, Netflix, all this stuff went way, way up. Tesla Motors is a big one people love to talk about. That one that certainly went through the roof as well. So that's a sort of small core group in a few industries that were definitely overvalued but in the broader market its not there." Bears also highlight factors like buying stocks with margin debt is ballooning and when the S&P 500 or Dow hit new records it's on low volume - more signs of a teetering market. Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Managemnt's Chief Equity Strategist says he's heard it before. SOUNDBITE: BOB DOLL, CHIEF EQUITY STRATEGIST, NUVEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Those bears have been crying those woes for some time and haven't had it right yet. That doesn't mean they won't have their day in the sand. So look I think with the volatility moving up as a result of liquidity lessening in the market we're going to get a bump. We've had a bumpy ride. I think we'll have more bumps along the way. But I do think the overall direction will continue to remain going higher." Doll adds that investment has flowed into cyclical, value oriented stocks, which can only pay off if investors think the economy and therefore, the market will improve.