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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.
Stock markets will be looking to build on the strong gains racked up so far this year amid little in the way of economic data coming out during the week and a notable anniversary for indexes. The bull market is now entering its sixth year, Sunday being the fifth anniversary of when the equity markets finally hit bottom after the 2008 financial crisis sent stock prices crashing and sparked a recession. The TSX has surged 89 per cent since Mar. 9, 2009, while the Dow industrials have powered ahead 150 per cent. The New York blue chip index racked up a 27 per cent advance in 2013 alone, thanks in large part to massive amounts of stimulus from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The New York markets have gone on to chalk up one record level after another in the last year but the TSX is still about 800 points away from its all time high of 15,073 from the middle of 2008 before the bottom fell out. Many analysts say they just don't see anything that could derail the rally just yet. "There's a lot of things telling me this market can continue to chug along in the right direction," said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global Investment. "We're sticking (to) overweight on equities, being overweight on the foreign part of the markets both on the equities and the bond side." The only fly in the ointment, according to some traders, is that it's been a good two years since there was a meaningful correction on U.S. markets. There was a minor dip of around five per cent in January but investors quickly bought into the dip. The TSX ran ahead 0.62 per cent this past week while the Dow industrials rose 0.8 per cent. The markets are starting the week off with a strong tailwind: Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report had job creation coming in at a better than expected 175,000 jobs, while the previous two months were revised upward. The showing reinforced the sentiment that economic weakness seen in a variety of recent reports is largely related to severe winter weather that smacked large parts of the United States. Traders will also keep an eye on the Ukraine-Russia crisis this week.