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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.
Residents in this Quebec community gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to those who were first to arrive on the scene of the train derailment that devastated the town five months ago.Paramedics, police and Red Cross volunteers were among those given medals for their service.But it may have been the community's 45 firefighters, who battled the flames for two days following the explosion, and then spent weeks sifting through the rubble, who received the biggest ovation."It was very touching to see our work recognized, and also the work of other first responders," said Lac-Megantic fire chief Denis Lauzon."Firefighters are on the front lines, but we have we had a lot people working behind us and helping out."The ceremony was held at the local high school. Only a few months ago it served as a shelter for those displaced following the explosion.Lac-Megantic mayor Colette Roy-Laroche, who was front and centre following the tragedy, was the first to be honoured with a medal.Roy-Laroche shed a few tears as she hugged Quebec Premier Pauline Marois."Today's ceremony was heartwarming," Roy-Laroche said."Taking time to pay tribute like this, it's something we sometimes forget to do in our busy world."In her speech, Marois told the first responders they were a source of strength across Quebec as residents grappled with the tragedy. "The people of Quebec thank you for your exceptional service," Marois said."Your actions saved lives, and gave a whole community a reason to stand up again."Following the accident last July 6, firefighters came from across the province and even neighbouring Maine to help out.A total of 47 people were killed after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded near the centre of Lac-Megantic. On Saturday, members of the community lit the same number Christmas trees as a tribute to the victims.