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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.
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!
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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Massachusetts - August 8, 2014++PARTIALLY COVERED++1. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brownstein, HealthMap.org: "We developed surveillance systems that tracks disease as it spreads around the world, and to do that, we use new type of information streams. So, social media _ like Twitter, Facebook, local news sources, government websites, infectious-disease physicians' social networks. We organize all that content to provide a new view on the world of infectious disease, and so, through that effort, we've actually been able to track Ebola as it spreads through, uhm, West Africa."2. Computer screen showing the HealthMap online tool that shows the initial progression of the current Ebola crisis in West Africa3. Various of HealthMap team++COVERED++4. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brownstein, HealthMap.org:"Our system was able to collect a news, a local media source discussing mysterious illness and that was an alerting tool that enabled our users to know something was happening. Uh, just about a week after, the WHO came out with this formal verification and it shows some of these informal sources are helping paint a picture of what's happening that's useful to these public health agencies that alert to some of the things that are happening in populations. That, plus the more traditional laboratories and other types of reporting sources as well."5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brownstein, HealthMap.org:"We're able to pinpoint specific events -- new cases, new areas of risk, population-level reaction and through all this we can provide what we call epidemic-level intelligence back to consumers, to physicians and governments."STORYLINE:HealthMap.org is an infectious disease tracking system run by a group of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital. The website uses information, including social media, to track how diseases spread."We developed surveillance systems that tracks disease as it spreads around the world, and to do that, we use new type of information streams," said John Brownstein, of HealthMap, "Social media _ like Twitter, Facebook, local news sources, government websites, infectious-disease physicians' social networks."The HealthMap team began tracking the most recent Ebola outbreak on March 19th. "Just about a week after, the WHO (World Health Organization) came out with formal verification," said Brownstein.HealthMap.org now hosts an interactive map where users can track the spread of the Ebola virus.The information can help global health."We're able to pinpoint specific events, new cases, new areas of risk, population-level reaction and through all this we can provide what we call epidemic-level intelligence back to consumers, to physicians and governments," said Brownstein.