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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.
Female: So now we are going ahead and make a spider rainbow. I have no idea what goes in it. There are many different ingredients but he is going ahead and we will look through it. The first step of course is going to had them and put it them on a sushi rice. Now some sliced cucumber, stone crab and this has been fried already correct?
Male: Yes---I fried it already.
Female: So a very generous amount of crab goes on the role. Now he is going to make a salmon mixture. This is going to include salmon, green onions
Male: This is kaizen sauce.
Female: Kaizen sauce and tempura powder again. He mixes it all together both of them had been inside out rolls which means that the rice is on the outside of the rolls, some tuna?
Female: Some tuna.
Male: Cajun tuna.
Female: Cajun tuna oh that sounds delicious that must have a little kick to it. Correct?
Female: And I think it is going to put some avocado as well. He slices it with very thin and as you can see making Sushi is pretty much an art. Oh very colorful on top I love it. Quick question why are you using now the bamboo mat with the cellophane instead of using the other one we had already the plastic on it.
Male: Because this comes off and no sticky you know? That is why I like to use this plastic one.
Female: Okay so this way by using the plastic this way instead of using just a bamboo is going to make it easier on the presentation and it is not going to stick to the mat. As you could you see he cuts first in the middle and then he makes two different cuts on the sides, making it four bites, and we could see why it has a name rainbow because he has so many different colors. Now we are going ahead and try the creation, how was that? Good? Mouthful and I am going ahead and I am going to try this as well.