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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.
Gordon: Now, this Gazebo is really magnificent. It makes me just sort of want to seat down and relax and enjoy the pond. Was it hard to make I guess? So, it is one of the questions.
Aaron: Well there is a lot of working involved. Tim and Tony they are really great job building it. To a lot of time and hitting the stones just right.
Gordon: This is really magnificent. You can seat in this chairs and enjoy every thing. Now, I guess, what up with the pond this size, you obviously started with blue print but did you actually follow the blue print to the letter? Was there any few changes that were made?
Aaron: Well yes. In any every project there is could be a lot of changes. Between my partners and I, we are able to come up with the right solution for each unexpected problem.
Gordon: Well, it does not when you look around there is look like you had any problems or whatsoever, was there something more obvious changes from the plan?
Gordon: Was supposed with this big?
Aaron: Well, no. We went a little bit bigger. We ended up with little more space so, we use it.
Gordon: When it that, because of the grading? And you have to bring up because you really started. There were just a big sort of smoke here. You have to build up all the rock around it.
Aaron: We ended up tracking in a lot of fill and we ended up with a lot material coming up to the holes as well so, we ended up pushing the flat space out more that we are expected.
Gordon: And then you get the deeper too I guess?
Aaron: We did, we got four feet.
Gordon: So, they will be easily be able to over winter any fish or water plants would be here and no problems whatsoever?
Aaron: They can even have coi here.
Gordon: Now, when you got the pond that you have upsize a little bit, what about filtration? Was that an issue with the pond this size?
Aaron: Well, actually a pond this size is a little easier to balance than a smaller pond. It takes a lot less energy to heated up and the pond plants and water lilies, all work together to create a low maintenance eco-system,
Aaron: So filtration not necessary.
Gordon: So cooler water less algae growth that kind of thing?
Aaron: That is right.
Gordon: Well, it really is magnificent Shibusi. You guys have done a great job and I really appreciate lentness come out and follow it through.
Gord Nickel has been a professional horticulturalist for almost 30 years. Taken from his popular TV show, Gord, who has been working in gardens since he was 15 years old, teaches easy, fun gardening skills.