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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.
The lanky black man has the security detail, the prominent ears and the U.S. flag pin. But substitute teacher Larry Graves ...
is a professional lookalike for President Barack Obama, not the real thing. (Jan. 14)
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AP VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLYMontgomery Village, Maryland - Recent1. Sign for neighborhood where Obama lookalike Larry Graves lives2. Row of townhouses where Obama lookalike Larry Graves lives3. Medium Larry Graves preparing for event at his home4. Close Larry Graves saying goodbye to his dog at his home5. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "It definitely is a busy time because you have the inauguration coming up and we just have gone through a grueling campaign season. So between the campaign season and the inauguration it was prime time. It was prime time. And, Barack obama is a respectable guy, and people want to have him at their parties."AP VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLYChantilly, Virginia - Recent6. Wide shot of Marriott hotel in Chantilly, Virginia - site of Obama lookalike event7. Tracking shots of Larry Graves with lookalike secret service escorts8. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "I cannot always tell whether or not they're staring because they want to ... Because they may think for a second that I'm the real guy. Or, that once again they're looking at me and going, 'close but no cigar.'9. Various medium shots: Graves meeting with people at corporate event10. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "When I play Barack I try to think as cool as possible because he is very cool under pressure, so I try to slow down my speech, and uh, think about the words"11. Various of Larry Graves in hotel conference room12. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "I can make myself look more like him, if I want to. The first thing I do is hair forward, add some white, and enhance the eyebrows. This mole is a prosthetic, I believe is the correct term, and I darken my lips. But I will say, this has changed my life it has brought out the best in me. It also has made me realize what a difficult job he must have.13. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "I am glad to be in this country and glad to be an American, and to be able to - in some small way - relay that to people, it's an honor. It really is. It's fun. But it's an honor."14. Various of Larry Graves in hotel conference room