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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Many of the problems facing German's biggest bank are well known. But news of a fourth quarter pre-tax loss of 1.15 billion euros still came as a shock to many Deutsche Bank investors and shares fell five percent. Oliver Roth is a trader in Frankfurt. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CLOSE BROTHERS SEYDLER BANK AG TRADER, OLIVER ROTH, SAYING: "They have a lot, a bunch of problems, first of all, the scandals going on, like Libor, for example or the currency scandal right now. And they have much more concerns about the suits, the filed suits in the USA concerning the financial crisis and the results of it." Deutsche Bank has been battered on several fronts. Litigation in the last quarter topped 500 million euro (528m) bringing the year's bill for fines and settlements to 2.5 billion. Writedowns in credit, debt and funding was even higher (623m) And then there's the cost of restructuring. (509m). It all means another year of missed targets, says Quentin Webb from Reuters Breakingviews. (SOUNDBITE) (English): QUENTIN WEBB, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS, SAYING: "They're still a long way from where they need to get you. There may be some economic tailwinds in 2014 which will help them get some of the way there but given where they are starting from, given the myriad of distractions that the two chief executives face the feeling within Breakingviews is that this will be a tough target to achieve." Deutsche does hope to meet its trading targets for 2015 but there is sense of crisis surrounding the bank. Quarterly revenue fell 16%. And it's the second time in a year Deutsche has posted a surprise - and large - last quarter loss. ETX's Joe Rundle says the weakening bond market has been partly to blame. (SOUNDBITE) (English): JOE RUNDLE, HEAD OF TRADING, ETX CAPITAL, SAYING: "Deutsche is probable one of the most exposed. A lot of other banks, UBS in particular, have pulled away from fixed income markets. But there's a read across here, certainly to Barclays, which has a large fixed income business and that's probably why we are seeing the stock down this morning." Deutsche's not the only bank feeling the pain of reform and regulation. But it does increase pressure on the co-chief executives to prove their turnaround is on track.