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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.
Hey, what's up with you guys? My name is Andrew Gutterson from Beatboxer Entertainment.
Today, I’m going to be teaching you guys how to beatbox. I previously taught you guys how to do the inward snare. Now, I’m going to be teaching you guys how to do the outward snare.
The outward snare sounds like this [demonstration]. In order to do this, what you have to do is first take your bottom lip and put it inside your mouth slightly like this [demonstration], so your teeth aren't showing. Then you take your top set of teeth and you put it on your bottom lip like this [demonstration]. Then you take your top lip and you place it over your top set of teeth. It will look something like this [demonstration]. It looks very silly at first, but the sound that comes out is pretty awesome, so don't worry about the silliness. So here you go.
So again, bottom lip over, then teeth, then lip and then what you do is you push air out of your mouth to make a snare sound and you have to push out really fast because if you do it slowly, it would just sound like a farting noise, now that won't sound good. If you do it correctly, it’ll sound something like this [demonstration]. That’s the outward snare.
Next, I’m going to be teaching you guys how to do the hi-hat and the open hi-hat.