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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.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRoswell, Georgia - 25 September 2013Still image of the program for the homeless reception event.SOUNDBITE:(ENGLISH) Willie Fowler / Held Reception for Homeless "When we got over the shock that the wedding was off and that and we were on for the venue for the event, we decided I had to come up with something to do with the venue.' SOUNDBITE:(ENGLISH) Carol Fowler / Held Reception for Homeless "My husband woke up the next morning and he said as I was picking up the phone to cancel, no, we're going to go with Hosea Feed the Hungry and invite the homeless."Tight of a poster at the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless headquarters that reads: If Hosea Feed the Hungry ins't able to help... who will.SOUNDBITE:(ENGLISH) Willie Fowler / Held Reception for Homeless: "I've always been a person at felt like it's better to give than to receive. So, I wanted to give something to someone that may not have ever had an opportunity to do that." Still image of Carol Fowler and Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless president and CEO Elisabeth Omilami talking with people at the reception.Still image of children with a clown at the reception.Still image of Fowler family with Elisabeth OmilamiMid of a working at the headquarters of Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless.Tight of a sign for Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless.SOUNDBITE:(ENGLISH) Carol Fowler / Held Reception for Homeless "My daughter arrived at the affair and she said, "'Mom this is so surreal." And we embraced and at that time it created a different joy for the both of us."Still image of the Fowler family and Elisabeth Omilami.AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta, Georgia - 25 September 2013SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Elisabeth Omilami / Hosea Feed the Hungry "What it means is that they brought hope to hopeless people, they brought love to people who felt they weren't loved, they brought brightness and light to children who were living in darkness."AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRoswell, Georgia - 25 September 2013Various Stills image if a smiling children at the reception.SOUNDBITE:(ENGLISH) Carol Fowler / Held Reception for Homeless"We would like to move forward with this and have it on an annual basis but we would like to add an educational segment to it. If we educate them and teach them how to fish then they ca begin to feed themselves."Wide zoom tight of a sign at the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless headquarters that reads: Give a man a fish and you can feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.STORYLINE:After learning that their daughter had cancelled her wedding just 40 days ahead of time, Willie and Carol Fowler of Roswell, Ga. decided to throw a reception party for 200 homeless poeople.With the help of an Atlanta outreach organization, hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, they keep their wedding reception venue and put on a lavish affair for people who had never experienced such an event.Afterward, the Fowlers decide to make this an annual event with varying degrees of food, education and opportunity for area homeless.