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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.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
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.
Male 1: Some say it’s not often that an actor can say that their character was renamed after them instead of just, is that was an honor of you or it’s going to…
Zulay Henao: Yup, Dido loved my name and said, you know your name was really genius and we can’t make that u[p so do you mind and I said absolutely not, I mean, how faltering, I mean yeah it’s great, I have no complains at all.
Male 1: So what is your character? Where will she find her relationship with Shawn?
Zulay Henao: Well I think her relationship with Channing started off very innocent but it ended up grounding them again and making them realize that it’s ok to trust again and I think that’s the key to their relationship is that, it started off very innocent and it became something very real because they learned how to trust again and I think that’s important in any relationship and I think it’s something that they had both lost at that point in their lives, to trust in any thing really and their friends and the people that they are suppose to trust like your father and the people you grew up with you know so…
Male 1: Now, your characters, get kind of an interesting relationship also with Harvey and your job, can you talk a little bit abut that?
Zulay Henao: I think, her—obviously she’s in a place where she’s struggling financially not only emotionally that she is struggling on a lot of different fronts and I think that Harvey really help her out in a point in her life where she was really down and out.
I think that he provided her with this opportunity to come and work in this world with him and also help him because you know, he’s not really someone that these people trust or necessarily like so they also have a very important relationship because they trust each other on that level and I think that—when he comes along, when Channing’s character comes along it think that they solidify this little team that just works and again the whole trust issue comes back and I think that’s what’s they regain from this relationship.
Male 1: Now, you’re—I’m just curious, Harvey—was he the baby daddy?
Zulay Henao: No. I mean we talk about that, it could have been, Dido said that you know, we talk about it a couple of times, like oh, maybe you know she, her and Harvey had a relationship at one point but then that would have made her looked like it was something that we explored but I don’t think ultimately it would have been—that’s it’s good for my character to have that BF and no, you know her. The baby’s father I think is just someone who came and went or someone who she probably loved and someone she’s very hurt by.
Male 1: Now, who would win in a fight, Channing Tatum or Luis Guzman? Luis so I’m thinking you know because he’s been in Carlito’s way, you know Carlito Bergante.
Zulay Henao: Luis Guzman, he’s such a wonderful guy but i think that Channing could get him.