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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
The first emergency crews to arrive at a Toronto home to find a boy so skeletal he looked like a starving Third-World child are still deeply disturbed and angry by the "horrifying" sight more than 10 years later, a coroner's inquest heard Monday.But the boy's grandmother, his primary caregiver, who had summoned them to the home with a nonchalant 911 call that morning treated his death as an annoyance, a pair of first responders told the inquest into Jeffrey Baldwin's death.Four years after his grandparents got custody of Jeffrey and his three siblings, he died of bacterial bronchopneumonia as a complication of chronic starvation. A few weeks shy of his sixth birthday when he died, Jeffrey weighed 21 pounds — about the same as he did on his first birthday.What paramedic Marc Dugas saw the morning of Nov. 30, 2002, was "soul destroying," he told the inquest."It was the complete and utter destruction of dignity to any child or human being, in my opinion," he said, sitting in front of a photo that was taken in the ambulance of Jeffrey's emaciated body."Just looking at this picture, it's horrifying."Jeffrey had almost no fat or muscle mass, Dugas said. His abdomen was swollen. His limbs were wasted. He had sores all over his little body. He looked like a starving child from Africa, Dugas said.Usually Dugas said he is able to "switch off" and not take the disturbing images from his work home with him, but it was different with Jeffrey."It got so I couldn't sleep at night," he said. "Every time I closed my eyes I would see it for days afterwards. Very rarely in the 18 years I've been in service has that happened."Elva Bottineau and Norman Kidman have already been convicted of second-degree murder in Jeffrey's death. The coroner's inquest is exploring systemic issues surrounding Jeffrey's death, rather than looking to assign blame.