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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.
Dr. Travis Stork: On the phone we have another person who started a restaurant business someone you just saw, it’s called Ganja Gourmet. It is located in Denver Colorado and we have Steve on the phone so, what kind of food Steve, does the restaurant offer?
Steven Horowitz: How you doing there, sir?
Dr. Travis Stork: We’re doing fantastic. I got some lasagna and some humus and some pine in front of me because I heard that you have all these items made from marijuana in your restaurant.
Steven Horowitz: That’s correct but actually we call it La Ganja and the humus also comes with Ganja ganoush.
Dr. Travis Stork: Medical marijuana, one of the number one use is, is for chronic wasting disease because some people with cancer, marijuana may be the only way they have an increased appetite.
Steven Horowitz: Yeah, I think.
Dr. Travis Stork: So, marijuana does increase appetite so, does one piece of lasagna be getting another?
Steven Horowitz: Yeah, it’s very true and very funny and everybody does make jokes about that. What they say is Ganja gourmet where you never want to stop eating.
Lisa Masterson: Okay. If this, on our point way just to interrupt because of those munches and people wanted to eat more then how do you monitor how much marijuana a person is actually ingesting? How do you monitor or measure that?
Steven Horowitz: Well, we talk to our patients before we sell them anything and you know, if they tell us that they high resistance then we will steer them in the direction of one portion that we think is for people with high tolerance that they haven’t you know smoke it 20 years or ever in their life then we have them eat half of what would a normal person have and we don’t let anybody eat more than one dose in our establishment.
Dr. Drew Ordon: So Steve, to get this right, you need a prescription to get a reservation at your restaurant.
Steven Horowitz: Well, you need the prescription. You need a Colorado Medical Marijuana license and a Colorado State proof that you live in Colorado so you enter our doors.
Dr. Jim Sears: Steve, do you have an age limit? Because I know a lot of parents are sometimes using medical marijuana in their kids for certain chronic conditions.
Steven Horowitz: That’s correct. No, if somebody under 18 has a medical marijuana license and an ID that shows that they are that person, then they may be allowed in because yes, you could be under 18 and get a license it’s just harder.
Steve, how often do you turn people away or have you had to kick people out sometimes, I’m curious.
Steven Horowitz: Well you know all this press has the whole world trying to come to my restaurant and it’s so unfortunate because we can only let you in if you have a real valid medical marijuana license and a State ID.
Dr. Travis Stork: Steve, thank you so much for joining us today. We appreciate it.