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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.
Whitney Houston immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds. The singer's mother Cissy, her brothers and former manager were ...
at the museum for the unveiling ceremony. Four decades of Houston's life are reflected, a decade in each statue. And they look so lifelike that it was hard for Houston's mother Cissy to get too close to them.
Whitney Houston immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds. The singer's mother Cissy, her brothers and former manager were at the museum for the unveiling ceremony. Four decades of Houston's life are reflected, a decade in each statue. And they look so lifelike that it was hard for Houston's mother Cissy to get too close to them. SOUNDBITE: Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mother, saying (English): "I'm sorry, I don't want to take a picture with it. I love it, don't get misconstrued on why I didn't, but I don't want to. I love it and I'm proud of her." With the one-year anniversary of Houston's death approaching, the star's former manager, Pat Houston says the family is taking it one day at a time. SOUNDBITE: Pat Houston, Whitney's former manager, saying (English): "This is the very, very beginning of her career here. You know the innocence of Whitney, the very soft sweet Whitney Houston. Look at her. You know, this is the woman Whitney, you know. This is me, this is who I am right here." The figures are a first for Madame Tussauds - it has never before made, and unilaterally released, the likenesses of one personality's life. And for Cissy Houston, her daughter remains always in her heart. SOUNDBITE: Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mother, saying (English): "Thank you so much for honoring my daughter who was my life actually. I have two wonderful sons and I love them dearly. But my baby was my baby."