Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
DURATION: 1:06-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - POOL/AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington/December 30, 20121. Wide, various Senators including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, surrounded by reporters2. SOUNDBITE: SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL/(R) MINORITY LEADER(transcript below)3. SOUNDBITE: SEN. HARRY REID/(D) MAJORITY LEADER (transcript below)4. Wide. Senate floor5. Mid, Senator Richard Durbin (D) Illinois, on senate floor, speaking--AP IMAGES6. Still: Milk in grocery store7. Still: Milk in grocery store---POOL/AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington/December 30, 20128. House Majority Leader John Boehner walking through Capitol Hill after Republican meetingVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:THE SENATE EXPECTS TO BE HARD AT WORK ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, AS THE CLOCK TICKS DOWN TOWARDS THE FISCAL CLIFF.SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID AND MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL ARE BOTH HEAVILY INVOLVED IN TALKS TO REACH A COMPROMISE, AND AVOID A COMBINATION OF TAX HIKES ON MOST AMERICAN WORKERS AND MASSIVE SPENDING CUTS, SET TO KICK IN WITH THE NEW YEAR.SOUNDBITE: SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL/(R) MINORITY LEADER "The consequences of this are to high for the American people to be engaged in a political messaging campaign. I'm interested in getting a result here. SOUNDBITE: HARRY REID/(D) MAJORITY LEADER"this morning we've been trying to come up with some counteroffer to my friend's proposal. We have been unable to do that. I've had a number of conversations with the president. And at this stage we're no able to make a counteroffer.TRACK-2REPUBLICANS DROPPED A PROPOSAL TO SLOW SOCIAL SECURITY COST-OF-LIVING INCREASES.DEMOCRATS WOULD NOT AGREE TO IT.ILLINOIS SENATOR DICK DURBIN SAY THE MAIN DISPUTES ARE THE INCOME THRESHOLD FOR HIGHER TAX RATES, AND TAXES ON LARGE ESTATES.LEADERS IN BOTH PARTIES ON THE HOUSE AND SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEESS AGREED TO A FARM BILL EXTENSION THAT WOULD KEEP MILK PRICES FROM DOUBLING.HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAYS A VOTE ON THE EXTENSION COULD COME AS SOON AS MONDAY.CARLOTTA BRADLEY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.-------------