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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.
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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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMilton, Vermont - March 21, 20141. Wide of maple trees2. Various of syrup testing in sugar houseAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFile (New Hampshire - February 14, 2012)3. Tight shots of jugs and bottles of maple syrupAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMilton, Vermont - March 21, 20144. Wide of woods, showing network of vacuum linesAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFile (New Hampshire - February 14, 2012)5. Closeup of tree tap6. Wood being fed in to evaporator at a sugar shackAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMilton, Vermont - March 21, 20147. Medium zoom of vacuum lines across trees8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donnie Richards, Meadowbrook Maple Syrup: (see transcript below)9. Medium of Donnie Richards standing near Tap Track monitoring device10. SOUNDUP of Donnie Richards demonstrating how Tap Track works11. Various of vacuum lines feeding into Tap Track box12. Medium of laptop computer screen showing tracking13. Closeup of smart phone screen showing tracking14. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Gagne, Inventor of Tap Track: (see transcript below)15. Wide of Gagne and two others walking into the woods16. Various inside Meadowbrook sugar house17. UPSOUND of Richards holding up his phone: "it's simple, it's nice, it's good, it's convenient."18. Tight shot of worker collecting syrupVOICEOVER SCRIPT:THE END OF WINTER - MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A SPECIAL SEASON IN NEW ENGLAND...'MAPLE SUGARING TIME'... A FOUR-TO-SIX WEEK STRETCH WHEN SUGAR MAKERS DRAW SAP FROM TREES AND TURN IT INTO MAPLE SYRUP... MORE THAN THREE MILLION GALLONS' WORTH IN THE U.S. LAST YEAR. SOME OF THOSE SUGAR MAKERS RELY ON A VAST NETWORK OF VACUUM LINES TO DELIVER SAP FROM TREES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS... DIRECTLY TO THEIR SUGAR HOUSES. BUT THOSE LINES CAN LEAK. AND FINDING them CAN BE TIME-CONSUMING. SOUNDBITE (English): Donnie Richards of Meadowbrook Maple Syrup: "we have 72 main lines in these woods. You'd have to walk until you found the leak."THIS SEASON, DONNIE RICHARDS IS TRYING SOMETHING NEW. A WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEM CALLED 'TAP TRACK'... SOUNDUP: Richards: 'this line number five is showing red so that means i have a leak...A NETWORK OF SOLAR BATTERY-POWERED RADIO UNITS ARE STRAPPED TO TREES, WITH EACH ONE ABLE TO MONITOR THE PRESSURE ON A HALF-DOZEN MAIN LINES.IF ONE SPRINGS A LEAK - SUGAR MAKERS GET AN ALERT ON THEIR COMPUTER OR SMART PHONE.IT CAN EVEN HELP TRACK AN INTRUDER..SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Gagne, inventor of Tap Track: "Last year we saw where during the day a porcupine had walked by the line, had cut it, ate a hole in it, there's a line that's red on the map. So we go out and look, and before we had even gotten ready, there was another line on the map, so we walked to one line and you could follow the porcupine prints right to the next line where he'd cut it."SIMILAR SYSTEMS ARE CATCHING ON, AS THE TECHNOLOGY BECOMES MORE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE... ALLOWING SUGAR MAKERS TO SPEND LESS TIME IN THE WOODS, AND MORE TIME MAKING SYRUP.SOUNDUP: Richards: "it's simple, it's nice, it's good, convenient."HANNAH BUCHDAHL, ASSOCIATED PRESS