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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.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the pledge of allegiance at a memorial ceremony for the victims of last year's shooting ...
in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords has spent the last year recovering from her head injury. (Jan. 9)
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[Location - Date:TUCSON, ARIZONA/JAN. 8][Source:AP, KGUN][VO:][VOICE-OVER:SOURCE: AP]TRACK#1 ONE YEAR AFTER A DAY THAT SHOOK THE NATION, THE VICTIMS OF THE TUCSON ARIZONA SHOOTING ARE REMEMBERED.U-S CONGRESSMEMBER GABRIELLE GIFFORDS LED THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE AT THE START OF THE EVENT..SHE WAS ONE OF 13 PEOPLE WOUNDED IN THE SHOOTING THAT LEFT SIX DEAD.GIFFORDS HAS SPENT THE PAST YEAR IN INTENSIVE PHYSICAL AND SPEECH REHABILITATION.HER HUSBAND, FORMER ASTRONAUT MARK KELLY, ADDRESSED THE CROWD.[SOT/:MARK KELLY/HUSBAND OF U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS (SOURCE: AP)][Notes:TUCSON, ARIZONA/JAN. 8]"Those of us who survived were forever changed by that moment. For the past year we've had new realities to live with. The reality and pain of letting go of the past."[VO:][VOICE-OVER][Location - Date:TUCSON, ARIZONA][Source:KGUN]TRACK#2THE YOUNGEST SHOOTING VICTIM WAS NINE YEAR OLD CHRISTINA TAYLOR GREEN.SOME OF HER FRIENDS REFLECTED ON WHAT CHRISTINA MEANT TO THEM.[SOT/:JAMIE STONE/FRIEND OF CHRISTINA TAYLOR GREEN][Notes:(SOURCE: AP)]She taught me to always be open to what I want to say, and that I can do anything I set my mind to. She made me a better person. She'd want all of us to follow our dreams and not be sad because she isn't there. [VO:][Location - Date:TUCSON, ARIZONA, JAN. 8][Source:AP][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#3GIFFORDS HAS NOT SAID IF SHE PLANS TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.DOCTORS HAVE SAID IT WOULD TAKE MANY MONTHS TO DETERMINE THE LASTING EFFECTS OF HER BRAIN INJURY.JARED LEE LOUGHNER HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO 49 CHARGES IN THE SHOOTING.HE IS BEING TREATED FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER WHILE HE AWAITS HIS TRIAL.MATT SMALL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: MATT SMALL -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ROD JUSSIM---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP, KGUN-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ROD JUSSIM----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: AP CLIENTS ONLY, EMBARGO TUCSON----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): TUCSON, ARIZONA--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: d0611BC-US--Congresswoman Shot-Anniversary,1176