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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.
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Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
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DURATION: 1:47-----------------------------------------WTNH - COURTESY WTNH, EMBARGO NEW HAVEN/HARTFORDALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."New Haven, Connecticut - 2 January, 20141. Mid, car on highway2. Close, snow on pavement3. Wide, cars on highway4. Wide, cars on highway5. Wide, cars on highway6. Extreme wide, highway7. Mid, woman fills minivan with gas8. Wide, highway9. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Leo Gregoire, Snow Plow Driver(transcript below)10. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Marcia Ajisefinni, New Haven resident(transcript below)---WABC - COURTESY WABC-TVNew York, New York - 2 January, 201411. Wide, pan of garbage truck snow plows12. Wide, vehicles driving in snow13. Mid, snow falling on minivan14. Wide, man walks past bus in snow15. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) (boy, no name available (transcript below)16. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) (girl, no name available) (transcript below)Commack, New York17. Wide, night, view from car driving on Long Island Expressway18, Wide, LIE, different view19. Wide, view on road from truck20. Mid, car tire on snowElmsford, New York - 2 January, 201421. Wide, cars driving in snow22. Wide, car driving on snowy street23. Wide, cars drive past in snow24. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Man, no name available (transcript below)25. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Woman, no name available (transcript below)Mahwah, New Jersey - 2 January, 201426. Mid, trucks at truck stop27. Mid, driver Oscar Mejia opens cab of truck28. Mid, driver filling up truck29. Wide, bus on snowy road30. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Tony Singh, US Postal Service Driver (transcript below)31. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Oscar Mejia, Truck Driver (transcript below)---WJLA - COURTESY WJLAArlington, Virginia - 2 January, 201432. Wide, cars in snow getting on freeway33. Mid, tires going by slowly34. Mid, car stuck in snow35. Mid, pickup truck stuck in snow36. Wide, pickup truck in snow37. Mid, salt dumped into truck38. Wide, salt dumped into truck39. Close, tires of trucks driving by40. Mid, man gets into snowplow pickup truckRESTRICTIONS SUMMARY: WTNH - COURTESY WTNH, EMBARGO NEW HAVEN/HARTFORDALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."WABC - COURTESY WABC-TVWJLA - COURTESY WJLAVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:DRIVERS HAVE COME TO THE HALT AND THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED, AS THE FIRST SNOWSTORM OF 2014 HITS THE NORTHEAST.SNOWFALL REACHED UP TO 21 INCHES NORTH OF BOSTON.RHODE ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT HAD SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW BY THURSDAY NIGHT, BUT ROADS WERE SLICK.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Leo Gregoire, Snow Plow Driver"Very windy, very cold, very dangerous."SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Marcia Ajisefinni, New Haven resident"trecherous, got to be careful."TRACK-2NEW YOR CITY'S NEW MAYOR BILL DE BLASIOSAID HE WOULD HAVE PLOWS AND SALT SPREADERS ON THE STREET AS SOON AS THE SNOW STARTED FALLING THURSDAY NIGHT.MANY SCHOOLS AROUND NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND WERE CLOSED AS EARLY AS THURSDAY.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) (girl, no name available)Girl: "close the schools, it's dangerous and a lot of teachers won't be here."(REPORTER) "so they might as well give you a day off, right?"Girl: "it won't kill us."TRACK-3NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO ORDERED THREE MAJOR HIGHWAYS CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY, INTERSTATE 84 AND PART OF THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY.EVEN BEFORE THE ORDER TOOK EFFECT, THE USUALLY PACKED LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY WAS CLOSE TO EMPTY.NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE ON THE GO WERE ALSO STRUGGLING.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Man, no name available"The cars are just running over the snow. It's just packing it down. It's making it worse."SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Woman, no name available: "You can see the snow is building up. And by 9 or 10 o'clock tonight, everyone should be home."TRACK-4NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY ON THURSDAY, AND CLOSED STATE COURTHOUSES AND OFFICES.DRIVERS IN NEW JERSEY SAID IT WAS TOUGH TO DRIVE, OR TO SEE.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Tony Singh / US Mail Driver"The road like very slippery. It's not good for drive."SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Oscar Mejia, Truck DriverThis is bad! This is bad!TRACK-5SNOWFALL AFFECTED PEOPLE AS FAR SOUTH AS VIRGINIA, MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON, D-C.THE SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY FOR MOST OF THE NORTHEAST, FOLLOWED BY EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES.SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.