Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
A new report finds that as of December 17, 123 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in the line ...
of duty in the US. That number is down 20% from the same period last year, and follows a two-year spike. (Dec. 27)
Tags:ap,Associated Press,Craig Floyd
Grab video code:
DURATION: 1:24-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST: SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington/December 26, 20121. SOUNDBITE: CRAIG W. FLOYD/CHAIRMAN AND CEO,NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUNDI think the last two years have been an alarm for those of us involved in law enforcement safety. There's been a significant spike in law enforcement fatalities in 2010 and 2011. As a result the Attorney General all the way down to the policy makers, the trainers, the practitioners, the officers on the street have approached their dangerous jobs in a much more cautious way. They're better prepared and better equipped to go into potentially life-threatening situations.2. SOUNDBITE: CRAIG W. FLOYD/CHAIRMAN AND CEO,NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUNDI believe the decrease in firearms-related deaths first-and-foremost is related to an increase in officers wearing body-armor. Over the past two years we know that 30% of the officers killed in the line of duty were not wearing body armor. Many more departments today are requiring their officers to wear body armor as part of their uniform.---3. SOUNDBITE: CRAIG W. FLOYD/CHAIRMAN AND CEO,NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUNDIn that New York situation, as we saw in Newtown, there's people with mental illnesses out there that pose a great threat not only to the citizens of the great nation but to the law enforcement officers who have to confront them on a daily basis. And we have to do a better job of keeping these dangerous weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill. It's a dangerous mix. And often-times public safety officers are the target of these people with mental illness who are using dangerous weapons.---WHAM-TV - MUST COURTESYWebster, New York - Dec. 24, 20124. Wide shot of home ablaze after incident where firefighters were shotSTORYLINE:A new report finds that as of December 17, 123 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2012. That number is down about 20 percent from 2011 and follows a two-year spike in law enforcement deaths. Firearms-related fatalities declined 31-percent after a two-year increase, with 45 firearms-related so far in 2012,compared to 65 in the same period in 2011. Craig Floyd, The Chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund credits officer training, caution and the use of body armor for the decrease. The statistics are part of an annual report issued jointly by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund and Concerns of Police Survivors, two non-profit organizations that track officer fatalities.----------------