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Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - October 8, 20131. Wide shot of men lifting part of bionic man out of trunk2. Wide shot of prosthetic legs in front of exoskeleton3. Closeup of bionic man's face4. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Walker, Bionic Man Project Leader: "This is the first time the bionic man has left the comfort of England, his original home."5. Wide of Walker pointing out parts on Bionic Man's torso6. Closeup of artificial windpipe7. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Walker, Bionic Man Project Leader: "Almost everything on the bionic man is something that we've taken from existing medical research or existing medical technology."8. Tight shot of bionic hand being attached9. Tight shot of leg being screwed in10. Tight shot of glasses apparatus being put on bionic man11. Tight shot of ear with cochlear implant12. Tight shot of artificial heart, pumping13. Wide shot of two men lifting bionic man into standing position14. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Walker, Bionic Man Project Leader: "If we could replicate the brain quickly and conveniently there wouldn't be a billion euro project in Europe to try and do that even as we speak. That's still the grand challenge of artificial intelligence still waiting for us." SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL - AP CLIENTS ONLY - MUST COURTESY: SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL15. Promotional clip from upcoming documentary, "The Incredible Bionic Man"AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - October 10, 201316. Various shots of Bertolt Meyer with the Bionic Man17. SOUNDBITE (English) Berolt Meyer, Social Psychologist, University of Zurich: "The face of the bionic man was modeled after a 3D scan of my face. // I did freak out a little bit when I saw it for the first time."AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - October 8, 201318. Wide shot of two men holding up bionic man as he takes a few stepsVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:HE DIDN'T EXACTLY TRAVEL IN STYLE… OR IN ONE PIECE…BUT AT LEAST HE MADE IT THROUGH CUSTOMS.SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Walker, Bionic Man Project Leader: "This is the first time the bionic man has left the comfort of England, his original home."THE 'BIONIC MAN' IS A ROBOT… THAT SHOWCASES JUST HOW FAR TECHNOLOGY HAS COME IN REPLICATING THE HUMAN BODY.Walker: "Almost everything on the bionic man is something that we've taken from existing medical research or existing medical technology."WE GOT AN 'INSIDE LOOK' AS THE ROBOT WAS BEING RE-ASSEMBLED… LIMB BY PROSTHETIC LIMB…(NATS)HE CAN SEE, USING AN ARTIFICIAL RETINA. HEAR, USING A COCHLEAR IMPLANT, AND CIRCULATE BLOOD THROUGH AN ARTIFICIAL HEART.(NATS)HE DOESN'T HAVE A SPINE, OR MUSCLES, SO HE'S BOLTED INTO AN EXOSKELETON FOR MOBILITY. AND FOR NOW, AT LEAST, HE DOESN'T HAVE A BRAIN.Walker (animated): "if we could replicate the brain quickly and conveniently there wouldn't be a billion euro project in Europe to try and do that even as we speak. That's still the grand challenge of artificial intelligence still waiting for us." (CLIP - COURTESY SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)THE BIONIC MAN'S VISIT COINCIDES WITH THE RELEASE OF A DOCUMENTARY THAT AIRS ON THE SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL ON OCTOBER 20TH… DETAILING THE EVOLUTION OF THE 'BIONIC MAN' PROJECT.FOR PSYCHOLOGIST BERTOLT MEYER - WHO HAS A BIONIC HAND - THE BIONIC MAN LOOKS, WELL, EERILY FAMILIAR: SOUNDBITE (English) Berolt Meyer, Social Psychologist, University of Zurich: "The face of the bionic man was modeled after a 3D scan of my face. // I did freak out a little bit when I saw it for the first time."THE BIONIC MAN IS SLATED TO MAKE A FEW APPEARANCES IN NEW YORK, THEN HEAD DOWN TO WASHINGTON FOR TEMPORARY DISPLAY AT THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM.HANNAH BUCHDAHL, ASSOCIATED PRESS. ----------------------------