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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 CLIENTS ONLY - Courtesy: WFTS - No restrictionsLakeland, Fla. - 12 September 20131. Mid - makeshift memorial overlooking cement plant2. Mid - yellow sign for Rebecca3. Close - cell phone with harassing text messages4. Wide - Sheriff Grady Judd at podium during press conference5. SOUNDBITE (English) Grady Judd, Polk County Sheriff (transcript below)AP CLIENTS ONLY - Courtesy: WFLA - No restrictionsLakeland, Fla. - 12 September 20136. Wide - cement towers7. Wide - top of cement towers8. Wide - investigators at cement plantAP CLIENTS ONLY - Courtesy: WFTS - No restrictionsLakeland, Fla. - 12 September 20139. SOUNDBITE (English) Grady Judd, Polk County Sheriff (transcript below)10. Mid - "Crystal Lake Middle School" sign11. SOUNDBITE (English) Wes Bridges, General Counsel, Polk County Public Schools (transcript below)12. Wide - makeshift memorial overlooking cement plant13. Close - pillow, "Rest in Peace Becca" 14.Mid - makeshift memorial overlooking cement plantVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A 12-YEAR OLD FLORIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT TOOK HER OWN LIFE MONDAY AUTHORITIES SAY AFTER ONGOING CYBER-BULLYING.SHERIFF GRADY JUDD SAYS THAT REBECCA ANN SEDWICK RECEIVED NUMEROUS MESSAGES ON HER PHONE, LIKE THIS ONE: (SOT: Grady Judd, Polk County Sheriff)"You should die. Why don't you go kill yourself." JUDD SAYS THAT BEFORE SHE JUMPED FROM A TOWER AT AN ABANDONED CEMENT PLANT, SEDWICK POSTED THIS MESSAGE:(SOT: Grady Judd, Polk County Sheriff) "That I'm jumping and I can't take it anymore." SCHOOL OFFICIALS ACKNOWLEDGE THERE WAS A PROBLEM. (SOT: Wes Bridges, General Counsel, Polk County Public Schools)"The situation last year at Crystal Lake, everybody thought had resolved and the student was going to another school. The family seemed to think everything was okay." SHERIFF JUDD SAYS THAT ABOUT 15 GIRLS ARE CURRENTLY BEING INVESTIGATED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THEY CAN BE CHARGED WITH CYBER-BULLYING. JILL CRAIG/Associated Press