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A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
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