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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.
This drink is called an Old Fashion which is kind of an old drink you probably won’t ran into too many of them. And it was primarily a before dinner cocktail, so what we’re going to do is use our rock glass, and then we’re going to take our bar spoon, put the bar spoon and sugar right in by itself then what we’re going to do is take a dash of bitters.
Now, bitters is an alcoholic substance. It’s mixed with a various herbs and spices. It’s very, very powerful, and very, very potent. It’s got real interesting aroma to it and sometimes they used it in cooking, and also they say that bitters will sometimes settle the stomach.
So we’ve got our bitters. We’ve got our sugar in there. Then what we’re going to do is we’re going to put ice in there in our glass. Our recipe calls for one ounce of our whiskey, then fill it up with our club soda or seltzer water which is just a carbonated water, water with bubbles in.
You want to kind of maybe get a little stir with your bar spoon to elude some of that sugar and to mix with that bitters and to mix with the whiskey, and then what we’re going to do is we’re going to garnish it with one of our cherries like so.
And there we have it, Old Fashion, very simple drink, sugar, bitters, whiskey, pop soda which is nothing more than sparkling water garnish with the cherry, Old Fashion.