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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.
Dr. Travis Stork: And when it comes to body image teenagers could be especially hard on themselves.
Dr. Andrew Ordon: Reed is a patient of mine, he came to me with an embarrassing problem, so I came up with a special surgery to help him.
Reed: I've been hiding my birth defect for six years now.
Female Speaker: My son Reed's chest indents, here you can probably put your whole fist in his chest. When he was a little kid he did get picked on a lock.
Reed: I've gotten pretty good hiding it. I've been to a few doctors I've had them told me there is not really much we can do about it.
Dr. Andrew Ordon: Reed, good morning!
Female Speaker: We contacted Dr. Ordon through the Internet, because I watch his show all the time, we were desperate.
Dr. Andrew Ordon: He literally has a fist size defect sitting in the middle of his chest. That's what we're going to correct today. We took plaster of Paris, we formed this implant which is designed to the exact specifications of Reed's formatives. Let's go.
Female Speaker: It's just going to be unbelievable, let's see him confident in himself.
Dr. Andrew Ordon: Basically we want to create a plain down to fascia the level over the muscle. This is going to go all the way through the skin right on top of the muscle and right on top of the ribs, controlling all the bleeding as we go. We've created a template which we're going to use to mark our dissection that's going to sit something like that.
I mean, that's a real whole in his chest. We want to make the pocket just big enough to accommodate that implants. This is the moment of truth. Wow! We've fixed this kid up nice. The implant is in, the drain is in, there is no bleeding going on, these are special internal stitches we're going to close this, no stitch marks. This is really going to give him a precise nice closing. Could not have gone any better, we're really happy with this result, the rebuilding too.