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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.
SHOTLIST:AP ENTERTAINMENT - AP CLIENTS ONLYBeverly Hills - July 29, 20131. Various of Robin Williams at CBS partyAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYTiburon, California - August 12, 20142. Various of small memorial outside Robin Williams' home where he was found deadABC POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYSan Rafael, California - August 12, 20143. SOUNDBITE (English) Lt. Keith Boyd, Marin County Sheriff's Department (transcript below)AP ENTERTAINMENT - AP CLIENTS ONLYLos Angeles - October 4, 20064. Shot of robin williams being interviewed at movie premiereAP ENTERTAINMENT - AP CLIENTS ONLYBeverly Hills - July 29, 20135. Robin Williams at CBS partyAP ENTERTAINMENT - AP CLIENTS ONLYLos Angeles - October 4, 20066. Wide of Robin Williams at film premiereAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSan Francisco - August 12, 20147. Wide of home where 'Mrs. Doubtfire' was filmed8. SOUNDBITE (English) Haven Daley, Associated Press (transcript below)9. Various of memorial at 'Mrs. Doubtfire' home10. SOUNDBITE (English) Marion Blumberg, Robin Williams fan from San Francisco (transcript below)11. Various shots of memorial set up at former San Francisco home of Robin Williams12. SOUNDBITE (English) Regina Singh, Robin Williams fan (transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - August 12, 201413. Various of memorial outside Caroline's on Broadway comedy club14. SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Ross, Robin Williams fan (transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoulder, Colorado - August 12, 201415. Various of memorial set up outside the fictional home of 'Mork and Mindy' from the sitcom starring Robin WilliamsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSan Francisco - August 12, 201416. Various cards left at memorials outside 'Mrs. Doubtfire' homeVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:ACTOR COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS COMMITTED SUICIDE BY HANGING HIMSELF......IN HIS SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HOME.OFFICIALS MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TUESDAY_A DAY AFTER HIS PERSONAL ASSISTANT DISCOVERED HIS BODY.SOUNDBITE (English) Lt. Keith Boyd, Marin County Sheriff's Department"Entered the bedroom to find Mr. Williams clothed, in a seated position unresponsive with a belt secured around his neck."THE ACTOR-COMEDIAN HAD BEEN TREATED FOR DEPRESSION RECENTLY...AND HAD A LONG HISTORY WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE.SOUNDBITE (English) Lt. Keith Boyd, Marin County Sheriff's Department"Toxicology testing will be conducted to determine if Mr. Williams had any chemical substances in his system at the time of his death."SOUNDBITE (English) Haven Daley, Associated Press"Meanwhile, here at the San Francisco home featured in the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire," fans have been stopping by to pay their respect."SOUNDBITE (English) Marion Blumberg, Fan from San Francisco"His son went to school with my sons. We would see him at school functions. He was just a regular dad. Loved his kids."FANS ALSO SHOWED UP AT THE OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR'S FORMER SAN FRANCISCO HOME.SOUNDBITE (English) Regina Singh, Fan from Sacramento"Since I've been in this country, all I do is watch his movies. So I'm a very big fan, big time."THEY'RE ALSO REMEMBERING WILLIAMS AT COMEDY CLUBS IN NEW YORK CITY...SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Ross, Fan from New York"I think everyone's very sad, nobody has a bad thing to say about Robin Williams. You can't find anybody who's going to. You know, he was a great, great guy."...AND IN COLORADO -- AT THE HOME USED FOR HIS BREAK-THROUGH TV SHOW "MORK & MINDY.".SOUNDBITE: (English) Rose Widera, Boulder Fan"It was just our way of coming out and paying tribute and saying goodbye.''WILLIAMS LEAVES BEHIND A WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN.FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE STILL PENDING.HAVEN DALEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, SAN FRANCISCO.