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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.
Dr. Travis Stork: That’s God it was Jim who look like--
Dr. Drew Ordon: What is this gentleman’s—
Kym Douglas: Okay, so you know Jim.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Skin needs.
Dr. Drew Ordon: If you want to see what we’re doing.
Kym Douglas: Yeah.
Dr. Jim Sears: Yeah, I’d like to see. I can’t see a thing.
Dr. Drew Ordon: We’re going to pull.
Kym Douglas: Oh, gosh. Here, bless your heart. Okay, we’re poking his eyes so there. Now we can see him. Hi, Dr. Jim.
Dr. Jim Sears: Oh yeah.
Dr. Drew Ordon: There, you are now you look like a goalie.
Dr. Jim Sears: That’s way better.
Kym Douglas: Okay, so here is the fun secret. You know, way back in like the 30’s and 40’s I heard that movie starts like Paul Newman in different, great like just like you two.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Like Jim Sears.
Kym Douglas: Yeah.
Dr. Jim Sears: Yeah, I get that a lot.
Kym Douglas: They used to actually dip their head in a bucket of ice water and it would restrict the blood vessels and help to reduce the puffiness so I've got a great tip. It’s inexpensive doctors as your aluminum foil. You probably have that at home, right?
Dr. Jim Sears: Yes.
Kym Douglas: Take a piece of aluminum foil about the size of your face, rip it off and cut a little hole in it that would be for your mouth, stick it in the freezer. Can you feel this? It’s a little bit cold doctor because we don’t have a freezer right here.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Yeah.
Kym Douglas: So we put ice packs on it. Put it on the freezer. I laid it along Dr. Jim’s face. Now what you ultimately do is lay down on the bed.
Dr. Jim Sears: Okay.
Kym Douglas: Lay this on your face then you take it off. Are you ready? He is going to look he is 15 right now, and look at him.
Dr. Jim Sears: Wow!
Dr. Drew Ordon: You look like you’re—now.
Kym Douglas: He is—you’re stunning.
Dr. Jim Sears: Did you first put that on? It was really cold. I felt really good.
Dr. Travis Stork: Well, thank you Kym for those great tips.