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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.
It was his first meeting as Chairman of the Eurogroup and Jeroen Dijsselbloem had a possible war on his hands. Only a currency ...
conflict but a growing one nonetheless. And one with the euro zone's biggest economies on opposite sides. Germany doesn't see the euro as overvalued - France does - French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.
It was his first meeting as Chairman of the Eurogroup and Jeroen Dijsselbloem had a possible war on his hands. Only a currency conflict but a growing one nonetheless. And one with the euro zone's biggest economies on opposite sides. Germany doesn't see the euro as overvalued - France does - French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH FINANCE MINISTER PIERRE MOSCOVICI, SAYING: "Confidence in the euro has returned, thanks to our work to regain it, but also because of the very aggressive methods of some of our partners. We must....have a coordinated approach that allows us to act for stability of the exchange rates within the frame of the G20." The fear of competitive devaluation by major economies began when the US Federal Reserve vowed to ease monetary policy. Then on Friday Venezuela devalued its currency by almost a third. Three days later the man likely to be Japan's next central bank chief voiced his support for a weaker yen. To cool the rhetoric G7 nations may issue a statement this week to re-affirm their commitment to "market-determined" exchange rates. Mike Ingram from BGC Partners says it's vital they avoid a currency war. (SOUNDBITE) (French) MIKE INGRAM, SAYING: "Ultimately it leads us to a beggar thy neighbour policy like the one which blighted the economy in the 1930s. There are no winners from currency wars - what we are going to see in the meantime is probably a lot of appreciating emerging currency markets - people flying into these high yielding FX and a lot of agitating among the emerging market member of the G20 in the meantime." The other issue on the euro group's agenda has less global impact but could prove equally divisive. The tiny island of Cyprus needs to make its debt sustainable after a banking crisis. But it's firmly rejected an option to impose losses on depositors. And with elections later this month a final agreement isn't expected yet.