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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.
Sarah: Hi everybody! Welcome to Diet.com, I am your host Sarah and I am here with to Diet.com fitness expert Katrina.
Katrina: Today, I am going to put Sarah through a full body boot camp workout.
Sarah is going to get a heart rate up with just a short jog warm up, and I want you to do butt kicks down to the halfway pointing on the dock. Kick your heels in to your glutes, followed by your legs and your hamstrings. You are going to come back and do a walking lunge, twisting towards the leg that you step out with, make sure that you lunge out, drop straight down, and your front knee does not go off your toes in your back foot and in your front foot stays straight.
We are going to start 10 jumping jacks.
Good now I want you down on a plank, on your arms. So your hands are about shoulders width apart, neutral spine, and your core is tight, makes you breathe. Okay, now, I want you to alternate bring your knees to your elbows slowly.
Now, mountain climbers, explode, bring your knees up to your elbows keep your core tight, makes you breathe. See the little far apart, you are going to do pushups, okay, 10 more jumping jacks.
No jumping in the water.
Now, you are going to do shuffles from side to side, and you are going to do side lunge and touch down. Okay, so you are going to from side to side. We are going to do it for 20 seconds. Make sure that you keep your knee in line with your ankle when you lunge the side and touch down.
Okay, now I want you to start doing the shoulder presses, so press as you go down, press good. Press right above your head, now jog to the end, you are going to jog back. This is fun.
Stop right there you want to do butt kicks. Come forward, okay, high jogs coming forward, put your knees high, okay, down to the ground going to a plank.
Bring your knees up to your elbows, squeeze your abs, bring your hips down a little bit, there you go. Neutral spine.
Mountain climbers, makes you breathe.
Hop up, jog to the end and you are going to jog back, butt kicks, high jog. Okay side shuffle with the side lunge. Make sure your knee does not drop over your toe. Okay, now I want you to do side to side lunge and arm raise. You are going to do five on one side and five on the other.
I want you to go onto a plank. Okay we are just going to hold up for ten, ten. Now, that actually did not take my butt. That was it, and that was about 15 minutes, so that was really good. Good job.