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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.
RESENDING WITH FULL SCRIPT SHOWS: SOCHI, RUSSIA (FEBRUARY 15, 2014) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. NEWS CONFERENCE BEGINNING 2. WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE 3. JOURNALISTS LISTENING 4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHAIRMAN OF THE MEDICAL COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, ARNE LJUNGQVIST, SAYING: "So with the message to the athletes is that if you cheat, if you take drugs, if we don't find you know we may find you later and we will certainly find you sooner or later. So that is an important deterrent message." 5. VOLUNTEERS 6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHAIRMAN OF THE MEDICAL COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, ARNE LJUNGQVIST, SAYING: "So the unannounced out-of-competition testing is critical. Here people know that they will be tested. Those who are on drugs hopefully do not come here or we will identify them if they take it but if you have a pre-announced out-of-competition testing out in the general anti-doping activities, there are ways of flushing the substance out of the body. Everyone knows this, we too. But with the counter smartness I think our scientists are smart enough to solve this problem." STORY: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday (February 15) reiterated their warning that cheating athletes would get caught 'sooner or later'. The Chairman of the IOC's Medical Commission, Arne Ljungqvist said that the commission was continuing with its no-tolerance policy on doping. "So the message to the athletes is that if you cheat, if you take drugs, if we don't find you know we may find you later and we will certainly find you sooner or later. So that is an important deterrent message," he said, adding that it was important that tests were carried out on athletes outside of the competition. "So the unannounced out-of-competition testing is critical. Here people know that they will be tested. Those who are on drugs hopefully do not come here or we will identify them if they take it but if you have a pre-announced out-of-competition testing out in the general anti-doping activities, there are ways of flushing the substance out of the body. Everyone knows this, we too. But with the counter smartness I think our scientists are smart enough to solve this problem," he said. Olympic champions on the way to their Sochi medal ceremony should expect a drugs-testing van shadowing them, ready to collect a sample, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attempts to root out cheats any which way it can. Even the medals plaza at the coastal Olympic park, where all athletes are awarded their prizes, is not off-limits for testers, who will do anything for a satisfactory urine or blood sample at Russia's first winter Olympics. A total of about 2,500 tests -- a winter Games record -- will be carried out and more than 50 percent of those will be before the athletes even compete, another first. These warnings come days after the Austrian team made a formal complaint to the IOC after a late-night doping test conducted on Alpine skier and medal hopeful Elisabeth Goergl on Tuesday (February 11) hours before she was due to compete. The IOC said this testing was within the rules and dismissed Austria's complaint. One athlete tested positive at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics but there have been none so far at the Sochi Games that end on Feb. 23.