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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.
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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.
SHOTLIST:SOURCE - RESTRICTION -- ABC PoolPhoenix - December 7, 2012SOUNDBITE: Karen Bach/Lottery Official:This morning director Hatchmiller and myself had the privilege of meeting the winner of this world-record jackpot powerball draw at a hotel suite in Scottsdale. WE got to spend some qualuty time really talking to the winner about what this means to him and his family. He in his 30's, he is married and he lives in Fountain Hills. During the time that we spent with him it was very clear that he is truly an amazing individual. He is intelligent, he is outgoing and he is very engaging. I have no doubt that he will use the money to do wonderful things. I can also tell you that he has lived in Arizona for about a year. He and his wife relocated here after moving from Pennsylvania. He said that he used to play powerball on a regular basis in Pennsylvania and in Arizona he's only played twice. Pretty amazing, huh? On the day of the draw he went to the Four Suns store to purchase some tickets. He handed the clerk a $20-dollar bill and said 'I'd like $10 in Quick Pick Powerball tickets.' The retailer tried to encourage him to spend the entire $20 and he said 'nope, $10 is all I want to spend.' Well clearly that was enough!STORYLINE:PHOENIX (AP) _ The second Powerball winner in last week's $577.5 million drawing is a married man in his 30s from Fountain Hills, Ariz., lottery officials said Friday. The man bought one of two tickets in the drawing, but he isn't stepping into the spotlight just yet. State officials haven't released his name. "He and his wife couldn't believe it." lottery official Karen Bach said. "They checked the numbers over and over again _ absolutely shocked." The winner opted to take the cash option of $192 million. He declined to take part in the news conference held in Phoenix. The ticket was sold at a convenience store in Fountain Hills, northeast of Phoenix. Lottery officials wouldn't release the name or address of the winner. A mechanic and his wife, Mark and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, Mo., already have claimed their half of the multistate Powerball prize. The jackpot was the second-largest in U.S. history and set off a nationwide buying frenzy. At one point, tickets were selling at nearly 130,000 a minute. Before the Nov. 28 drawing, the jackpot had rolled over 16 consecutive times without anyone hitting the jackpot. In a Mega Millions drawing in March, three ticket buyers shared a $656 million jackpot, the largest lottery payout of all time.