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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
SHOTLIST:WABC-TV - COURTESY WABC-TVNewark, New Jersey - September 26, 20131. SOUNDBITE (English) Corey Booker, U.S. Senate Candidate:"The reality is I communicate to folks and when somebody like this person sends kindness my way, says she has my back and the west coast loves you I think was her tweet to me, and by that I mean me, I respond in kind. And that's really what this is, is me responding to people which I do every single day. And frankly, finally I just have to say, it is all about just that, is about listening to people and engaging with people no matter what their profession. The only profession that I avoid is actually in Twitter is actually I avoid journalists."++ONE SECOND BLACK BETWEEN SOUNDBITES++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Corey Booker, U.S. Senate Candidate"I don't study peoples' profile, I've tweeted people back from all different backgrounds, it's not something I pay attention to. But when somebody's kind to me, I often say thank you. Probably one of the most common things I do is thanking people for their kindness and if someone says they like me, I say thank you, you encourage me. It's what I've been doing for a long, long time."++ONE SECOND BLACK BETWEEN SOUNDBITES++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Corey Booker, U.S. Senate Candidate:"Look, I think it's because the press corps is obsessed with vegan living and with that, my sympathies and my apologies. But the reality is, anybody who's followed me for enough years sees that I literally talk to everybody. It's the way we should be in public life and casting judgment on folks because of what they do is unacceptable to me and I'm going to continue being me, this doesn't change that at all and continue talking to everybody, it's what I do in Newark. When I walk down the street, I don't care whose hand I shake. I don't care if they're unemployed or employed and I don't even care, sometimes, if they're a journalist."STORYLINE:Twitter is U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker's preferred method of communication. He's often seen at public events pecking away at his phone, sending his 1.4 million followers staccato updates, inspirational quotations, shoutouts to campaign volunteers and nerdy musings on "Star Trek." But his social media habit raised some eyebrows this week after the website Buzzfeed disclosed that he direct messaged with a stripper from Oregon.(****END****)