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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.
Interviewer: Today we’re joined by Ecko designer Diana Guerra, who’s going to tell us what motivated here to start this beautiful handbag collection. Hi Diana, how are you?
Diana Guerra: Hi, we’re good and you.
Interviewer: I’m very good, thank you. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what motivated you to start this beautiful handbag collection?
Diana Guerra: Well, actually I’m an eco designer like why I call my self like this because I have a background as a designer but right now, I’m studying masters in environmental science.
What moved me specifically is the matter of reusing materials and gives the change to that material to go further.
Interviewer: How long does it take you to have a hand bag? Let’s say this size.
Diana Guerra: Well, this size, it takes like a day and a half because it has four layer of material. If you see the material they’re made of they’re just like very thin. Nothing in the product tells you where it comes from. I don’t work alone; I work with the NGO in Mexico. It’s not like here that the products are going to be recycled, over there, they’re just dumped and people are paid to take the chip bags away.
Interviewer: I notice that you have a variety of colors and you know something for everyone. Do you want to talk about this one in particular? Because I think the way that you designed it is so creative.
Diana Guerra: This is made of code bars. So we take out this part so all of this texture is made up of code bars
Interviewer: As a consumer, I feel a hundred percent better when I wear something you know that I know is environmentally conscious like your hand bags are.
Diana Guerra: I could work in other things but this is just my life. This is what I love, this is what I want to do and I think if everyone, if they’re ready or capable to make a change then we will end up having different world.