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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.
Male1: [Laughs] Actually, you got some bad stuff right here, text here from Jamie09.
Male2: What is that?
Male1: [Laughs] I thought on J.TV.
Male2: I got to look at it. I got to have the block of it, yes, let us see here -- let us see, what does it say to that? From who?
Male2: Oh yes! I had the purge her stuff there.
Male2: Or his or whatever. You know, now I can see what you are seeing. I am looking at my J.TV window down. They see you here. And I see you over here but I do not see myself anywhere out here. How can I get myself on here and a picture myself, let us see.
Male1: Okay, I do not know.
Male2: I guess I could use -- oh! There are those Euros, man!
Male1: So, check my focus, click my focus here. I think my focus is 20 inches. You know, these are about a buck and half a euro.
Male2: A buck and a half a euro, where did you get all those things? At the bank?
Male1: People buy chips from Europe. I only chips to Europe so they even pay pound to me which I use for fund money or they send me euros.
Male1: Oh! Now I see my picture. I can -- you probably seeing me now huh?
Male 1: Almost.
Male2: Let us see here. It is a little tiny picture here, maybe I could make it bigger. This — make your picture bigger?
Male1: If you do feel that, they do -- Mohave project --
Male2: Holy cow! My screen just went nuts. There we go.
Male1: Holy crap!
Male2: [Laughs] Man it is scary! I am really down here, I am right down here in the corner, see? But I cannot change the size of my picture. My picture is tiny. It is tiny. There is got to be a way to change it.
Male1: There is got to be. There is another bumper sticker I made up over here.
Male2: But I am voting NO for great grandpa. Do not say no to yesterday vote. Vote for republican.com.
Male1: I made up a picture of McCain in a walker.
Male2: Man! I am beginning to believe you are going to vote for him.
Male1: [Laughs] she is hot.
Male2: She is hot! That is a good reason. There is a lot of people will vote for it for that reason.
Male 1: Probably
Male2: I have to figure out how to get my video here. My video is tiny.
Male1: So you have a big hippy music party coming up this weekend here. Oh! men, I got to get ready. Three days.
Male2: Three days huh?
Male1: Yes. At the YCC Camp outside the town, between big cabins, a lake, the meadows like commercial kitchen. About a hundred people, continues jam for three days.
Male2: Man! That is going to be awesome! All right, I am in like video settings here, let us see, there is nothing in my videos settings about this size of the picture. You can change the camera, but you cannot change the picture size.
Male2: Look at that.
Male1: [Laughs] Sorry.
Male2: There is no way I can change my picture size. I could show this video here, see, this little video down here.
Male1: It is there a --
Male2: You can hear my TV in the background?
Male1: She looks fair, she look --
Male2: Do you heard from Pat, lately?
Male1: No, he refuses to -- he sent me an email but he refuses to respond if you email him back.
Male2: Oh man! About anybody else in Austin? Have you heard from anyone else?
Male1: No, I think, three weeks ago I called George but I was driving to Cincinnati.
Male 2: Yes, ask George doing? What is he up to?
Male1: He seems to be beleaguering.
Male2: Was he, well, he is always beleaguering. That is nothing new.
Male1: I was going to say he was in a good mood.
Male2: He is kind of gruff, you know. He is a --
Male1: I do not think retirements works well for him. I think he is German worker kind of guy.
Male 2: Well, then he need to do again a volunteer gig or get another job I guess, you know.
Male1: He did get a volunteer job but I think he does not work because at the school anymore.
Male2: Oh! Yeah! Oh! Men! Look at that hat! Buck and ears, men! -- Male1: No!
Male2: Little buckeyes, Ohio State.
Male2: So you are turning into a big sports fan now?