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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.
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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.
Greek politicians debated the issue until the early hours. The Opposition party Syriza had brought a no confidence motion in the hope of overturning tough austerity measures. (SOUNDBITE)(Greek) OPPOSITION PARTY LEADER ALEXIS TSIPRAS SAYING: "You failed to stop economic disaster, you failed to find alternatives to propose to our lenders on the bailout, and most importantly, you failed to face the enormous humanitarian disaster that is looming for millions of our citizens." But in the end the motion to topple the government was rejected by 153 of Greece's 300 MPs. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras. (SOUNDBITE)(Greek) FINANCE MINISTER YANNIS STOURNARAS SAYING: "Whether our programme is failing is a matter for the markets to judge: is that why interest rates have fallen so much in the last year? Is that why the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone is now zero, whereas not so long ago it was more than 50 percent?" The debate took place during a crucial inspection by representatives from Greece's lenders. The troika team is in Athens checking the country's progress towards meeting bailout targets. Greece needs their approval before it gets the next instalment of a near 6 billion euro loan. There was plenty of public support for the no confidence motion. But investors took the debate in their stride. Adam Cole is from RBC Capital Markets. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ADAM COLE, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, SAYING: "I think unless there is a real realistic prospect of the political concern turning into concern that Greece could go so far as exiting the euro zone then the impact of that on markets is quite limited and I think the risk of that is very, very small. A prospect for Greece would be so much worse outside the euro zone then they are inside that the market puts a very low risk on that." Greece's Prime Minister insists the country is now "moving towards growth." That may be true but its troubles are far from over. One lawmaker was expelled for siding with the opposition, reducing the coalition government's majority to just four. And the troika currently estimates Greece will fall 2 billion euros short of its target. That means the government must come up with new budget measures to fill the gap And many austerity-weary Greeks say they can't take any more.