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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.
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(SOUNDBITE) (English) COLUMNIST, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS, UNA GALANI, SAYING: "With the twin tragedies hitting Malaysian Airlines this year, and political upheaval in Thailand, southeast Asia's airlines have a chance to reform deeper than ever before. Malaysian Airlines and Thai Airways have both been hit by falling ticket sales and passenger numbers in the wake of exceptional events this year. The two airlines may need a cash injection sooner rather than later. Their problems come on top of those already facing the wider airline industry in southeast Asia, including overcapacity. This is the only part of the world where airlines have more planes on order than in their current fleet, on top of aggressive expansion by middle eastern carriers and high oil prices, now is the time to act. "The two government shareholders of both of these airlines are already backing reform and restructuring could come in many shapes and sizes. Options on the table include delisting the assets, spinning off certain units or even forming an equity partnership with a rival airline carrier. But the most important thing that these airlines need to do is cut jobs. Malaysian Airlines, for example, has tried to restructure several times over the past decade but has consistently failed to take an axe to its bloated workforce. That's now got to change. "With the industry dynamics so bad, the real question is, is anyone getting it right? The answer is yes and no. Singapore Airlines, another government controlled carrier, is a cash rich company thanks to a management with a keen eye on costs. Even then, the best in class, Singapore Airlines, may only hope to make an operating profit of two percent this year. For airlines eyeing a restructuring, that's about as good as it gets." ENDS