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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.
DURATION: 1:33-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:DVIDS HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYCamp Arifjan, Kuwait - December 6, 2007MANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: DVIDS1. Various of Robin Williams performing before U.S. troops in USO show AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYSanta Monica, California - June 15, 20072. FILE STILL image of WilliamsPOOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYMarin County, California - August 12, 20143. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lt. Keith Boyd, Marin County Sheriff's Office: Transcript belowAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYHollywood, California - August 12, 20144. Various of Williams' star on the Hollywood Walk of FameAP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYLos Angeles - August 14, 19795. FILE STILL image of Williams with his then wife Valerie VelardiAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYHollywood, California - August 12, 20146. Man brings flower wreath near Williams' starAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - August 12, 20147. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nike Hamilton, Clinical Director, Aquila Recovery: Transcript below8. Hamilton at her desk9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nike Hamilton, Clinical Director, Aquila Recovery: Transcript belowAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno location, no dateFILE10. Various of alcoholic drinksDVIDS HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYCamp Arifjan, Kuwait - December 6, 2007MANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: DVIDS11. Various of Robin Williams performing before U.S. troops in USO show AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoulder, Colorado - August 12, 201412. Williams fan outside the house used in "Mork and Mindy"AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno location - no date13. FILE STILL image of Robin Williams smiling on stageVOICE-OVER SCRIPTINVESTIGATORS WILL FOCUS ON THE LAST MONTHS OF ROBIN WILLIAMS' LIFE AS THEY PIECE TOGETHER WHAT MAY HAVE LED TO THE ACTOR'S APPARENT SUICIDE. WHAT'S CLEAR IS THAT HE WAS SUFFERING. SOUNDBITE: Lt. Keith Boyd, Marin County Sheriff's Office"Preliminary information developed during the investigation by coroner division personnel has revealed Mr. Williams had been seeking treatment for depression."A MEDIA REP SAYS IT WAS SEVERE DEPRESSION. AND WILLIAMS HIMSELF ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH HE WAS RETURNING TO REHAB... HE'D ABUSED COCAINE AND ALCOHOL EARLIER IN HIS CAREER... AND STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOL MORE RECENTLY.ADDICTION EXPERTS SAY MOOD DISORDERS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SO OFTEN GO HAND IN HAND. SOUNDBITE: Nike Hamilton, Clinical Director, Aquila Recovery"A lot of people who are depressed//have a co-occurring substance use issue where they self-medicate or they use it to escape. It's like which came first.. the chicken or the egg.. it's both and you treat both."NIKE HAMILTON DIRECTS A D-C ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER AND SAYS RELAPSES ARE ALL TOO COMMON. SOUNDBITE Nike Hamilton, Clinical Director, Aquila Recovery"Relapse is an expectation. It's not that you have to relapse, but it is an expectation.//When they do relapse, we look at what went wrong."HAMILTON SAYS IF SOBER ADDICTS DON'T FALL BACK ON THEIR COPING SKILLS, THEY CAN RELAPSE. STRESS AND LIFE CHANGES CAN TRIGGER A RELAPSE TOO. WILLIAMS SAID HE'D WORKED 18 MONTHS NONSTOP PRIOR TO RE-ENTERING REHAB A FEW WEEKS AGO. POLICE SAY IT'S STILL TOO SOON TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT PRECIPITATED THE COMEDIAN'S DEATH. HIS FANS ARE STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND. THE FUNNIEST GUY IN THE ROOM ALSO CAME WITH A VERY SERIOUS AFFLICTION. CINDY SHARP, ASSOCIATED PRESS.