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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.
Rebecca Moses: Style is not just about buying product, it's about communicating, how we feel about ourselves, how we want the world to see us. So whether it's dressing, whether it's preparing a table, whether it's how we show our children how to live, to eat, to dress, to whatever, it's how to write a note, all of those things are ways we communicate our style. Why do we use a charger? For me it becomes a kind of like a home base for your plates okay, it protects your table, the dishes look so much more important on it and they just look more three dimensional, the whole table take on an added wealth to it, okay?
Okay and you know naturally when you set the stage you may want to adjust like this is a little long here, so I am just going to slide it over a little bit because you want your guest to feel like every place at that table when they sit down that, Bonnie thought that she was making that place just for them, give them importance that you thought about your guest.
Now Bonnie is not going to make a mistake today because color is going to hold this all together. When you want to mix pattern, if you use a concentrated color palette you wont screw up, okay? It's all held together by her color, okay? She loves the shell dish, is that your favorite dish.
Rebecca Moses: Okay you are ready to go to salad now?
Bonnie: Oh! All right.
Rebecca Moses: Okay, we got in salad, we've got our tip, look at this, is that fun, it's like an optic pop art design, okay? And then we've got our little seashells, we have stripes and you've got dots, where do you want to put them all.
Bonnie: I just want to match the salad dish.
Rebecca Moses: You're going to match?
Bonnie: We'll match with these.
Rebecca Moses: Yeah, you're sure you want to match, it's a dirty work Bonnie.
Bonnie: No, no but the mix on the table.
Rebecca Moses: Okay, whatever you want, it's Bonnie's table. But you are going to put on it, on top of it. Yes. You see because she said when she, oh! look how pretty that looks you can fix it around play with it, let's do our wine and water glasses. Okay these are our wines, okay wine it goes on the outside, water in the inside. Do I hear a fan? Now you notice I mix the glass patterns, you don't have to do, there is something so fabulous when you come with this mixed group of glasses on a tray and it's a new mentality, I mean a lot of people always grew up with a mentality that everything had to be the same, but the beauty of this is that it feels so much more spontaneous and more from the heart.
Now we are going to do napkins. We have these fabulous napkin patterns, which this is like a beautiful carving pattern. They are all on cotton and what we are going to do is we are going use our little wicker napkin holders, okay, we are going to stick a little bit of rosemary inside here just to give a little bit more smell and perfume at the table. We are going to do our forks and knives, forks on the left, knife and spoon on the right and you have a magical table already guys. Bonnie you are a style heroine here, okay?