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We go in depth with five of the finalists for the Mars One mission: everyday people determined to be the first to colonize the Red Planet. Through interviews and extensive verite that spans India, Egypt, South Africa, Italy, and the U.S., discover the obsession with the future, adventure, and space that’s propelling them to leave everything - and everyone - behind.
EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
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.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
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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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
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!
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York, New York - July 16, 20131. Mid of sun shining over building2. Wide of people walking3. Mid of children playing in water4. SOUNDBITE (English) Bobby Bernard, New York City resident (Transcript Below)5. Wide of people in pool 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Faulden, New York City resident (Transcript Below)7. Mid of people walking down the street 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Yves Duroseau, chairman of emergency services at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY (Transcript Below)Washington, DC - July 16, 20139. Wide of Capitol, zooms with people walking 10. SOUNDBITE (English) No names given, Tourists from Turkey (Transcript Below)11. Mid of people walking in front of Washington MonumentOxon Hill, Maryland - July 16, 201312. Mid of workers with piece of pipe13. Mid of piece of pipe near equipmentLaurel, Maryland - July 16, 201314. SOUNDBITE (English) I.J. Hudson, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commision (Transcript Below)Washington, DC - July 15, 201315. Mid of people walking on National Mall16. Mid of group of girls walkingVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:EXTREME HEAT IS BAKING THE NORTHEAST.A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY UNTIL WEDNESDAY -- LEAVING THOSE IN THE BIG APPLE LOOKING FOR WAYs TO BEAT THE HEAT.SOUNDBITE (English) Bobby Bernard, New York City"It's just a very hot day and I'm going to cool off in the pool. That's pretty much where I'm at." OTHERS taking the hot weather in stride.SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Faulden, New York City"I feel like we kinda exaggerate a lot of times, we call everything superstorms now and all stuff like that so we go overboard a little bit. It's a couple of days, a string of heat. It's summertime."STILL WHEN THINGS HEAT UP LIKE THIS -- health Officials say PEOPLE NEED TO STAY HYDRATED.SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Yves Duroseau, chairman of emergency services at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY:"remain vigilant about how many fluids you're taking in, normally you're supposed to take about three to four liters a day. You may need to increase that."AN IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR TOURISTS IN THE NATION'S CAPITOL -- WHERE TEMPERATURES HIT THE MID 90'S TUESDAY.SOUNDBITE (English) No names given/Tourists from Turkey:"we are drinking water, we are eating ice cream, we think about going to the mall, because malls are really cold."OF COURSE -- THEY DON'T MEAN THE NATIONAL MALL -- WHERE WATER BOTTLES WERE A MUST BY THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT. BUT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS IN THE D-C SUBURBS WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR SEVERAL DAYS DUE TO PIPE LINE REPAIRS. SOUNDBITE (English) I.J. Hudson, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commision:"you can call it bad timing. It's not because of the heat. This pipe was put into the ground in the mid-60's."THE HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS ALSO HITTING THE MIDWEST DUE TO A SUB-TROPICAL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE.SIGOUT - Bob McCall/Associated Press--------------------------------------------------------------------