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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.
Amy Riolo: Hi, I'm Amy Riolo. Today, I’m working in the kitchen at Sur La Table in Arlington, Virginia. And I'm making Ligurian Lasagna with a vegetables and pesto. And in this segment I’m going to show you how to boil the lasagna what I have here are two twelve ounce boxes the lasagna sheets. So this lasagna sheet is great because it’s a nice size and it has the curved edges and it has little lines going all the ways through it, which means it is really going to help and absorb the sauce and grab on to a lot of our nice garden puree.
Now to cook our lasagna we’re going to have nice boiling water. We wanted to at rapid boil, we want to have the big pot full and then we’re going to add salt to the water once is boiling. Then we are going to add four lasagna sheets at a time. You don’t wan to add any more than that because there will stick, so you just want to take your time and really pace yourself and just go a little bit of a time, so here our first four noodles and just kind of store those around the little bit so they don’t stick together so these are going to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until their tender but we don’t want them to be actually ready to eat. We still want them to be a little bit firm and not really breakable because we’re going to layer them in the oven and bake them a little bit longer that’s going to make them softer.
So you want these actually tender but not as tender as they would be if you are going to eat them right now so keep that in line. About 3 to 5 minutes should be perfect and we just let’s go and in the next segment I’m going to show you how to make a garden puree.