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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.
A father in Ohio recently addressed the woman who killed his son in court. Instead of yelling or name-calling, Bill Walker emotionally told 23-year-old Lauren Balint that he whole-heartedly forgave her. Bill’s son, 21-year-old Christopher Walker was killed in the early morning hours of February 24, 2013. Christopher had been out on foot and drinking when he stumbled onto an interstate in Cincinnati. Balint apparently didn’t see him in time and struck Christopher with her vehicle. She was in a state of panic and some of the car occupants suggested she drive away. Unfortunately she took that advice and fled.Christopher was pronounced dead at the scene. Police later found DNA and clothing fibers on Balint's car, pinning her as the suspect. She was arrested and pleaded no contest to failure to stop. At the recent sentencing hearing, she tearfully apologized to Christopher’s parents. When it was Bill’s turn to speak, he told her he hopes she gets married and lives a long life. Before telling Balint she was ‘totally forgiven’, Bill stated “Chris made some mistakes that night. It's so ironic, because he promised he'd never drink and drive, and he was killed walking because he didn't want to hurt anyone else."Balint has been placed on probation for two years and had her driver's license suspended for one year.