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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.
SHOWS: DORTMUND, GERMANY (DECEMBER 3, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY COACH ROBERTO MANCINI SAYING: "We are a good team. We are a good club and we want to play well tomorrow, we want to try to win and we bring here all the players that are available for tomorrow. The others stayed at home because they are injured. The players that are here will do everything to win this game. Also I think it will be difficult because I think Borussia at the moment is one of the best teams in Europe" 2. JOURNALIST WRITING 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY COACH ROBERTO MANCINI SAYING: "I think that we are disappointed because we wanted to go on the second stage this year, but I think that in football we need to learn also if there are other teams that play better than you and deserve to go through, we should accept this" STORY: Manchester City face Borussia Dortmund away in their Champions League Group D game on Tuesday (December 4) and coach Roberto Maninci wants to win against the odds. England's current top team entered the Champions League in September full of hope, but they now travel to Dortmund with only a consolation prize on offer. An unlikely victory at leaders Dortmund will probably be enough to take third spot in Group D with Ajax Amsterdam, the English club's rivals for a Europa League spot, away at second-placed Real Madrid. But whatever happens the sense of anti-climax will still hang heavy over big-spending City. Mancini said that his players would still be aiming for a victory in Germany, but admitted that perhaps his team hadn't deserved to qualify. "I think that we are disappointed because we wanted to go on the second stage this year but I think that in football we need to learn also if there are other teams that play better than you and deserve to go through, we should accept this," he told his news conference. City will want to end their Group D campaign on a high, while Dortmund are already assured of top spot whatever the result of Tuesday's match. Bundesliga champions Dortmund are going into the game after a confidence-boosting 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich on Saturday (December 1) kept them in the race to defend their title.