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EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
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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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
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.
Microsoft's $7.2 billion purchase of most of Nokia's mobile phone business gives birth to a mobile Microsoft ecosystem, putting Windows Phone software and Nokia's hardware under one roof just as Apple and Google do. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: SOUNDBITE: STEVE BALLMER, CEO, MICROSOFT (ENGLISH) SAYING: "For Microsoft, it is a signature event, a signature event in our transformation." Nokia's gear fulfills his plan to transform Microsoft from an operating system company into a device and services provider. He says the deal will help Microsoft boost its smartphone market share to 15 percent by 2018. Although Windows Phone is gaining momentum, that's a far cry from the puny 3 percent share it now has, placing a distant third behind leaders Apple and Android. Reuters Breakingviews columnist Rob Cyran says the need for speed also motivated Microsoft. SOUNDBITE: ROB CYRAN, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS COLUMNIST (ENGLISH) SAYING: "The other thought is that if they can tie the two businesses closer together, they can design devices faster and make this software work a bit easier, better with the hardware. That's been Apple's advantage over the years." Integrating the two companies won't be hard, says CLSA Americas analyst Ed Maguire. SOUNDBITE: EDWARD MAGUIRE, MANAGING DIRECTOR CLSA AMERICAS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "There's not a lot of overlap. You're not talking about a merger of equals here. You're talking about bringing on board an existing partner." Here's how the deal would work economically: Microsoft says now that it won't have to split profits, the gross margin that it gets for each Nokia phone sold will quadruple to $40. But to become competitive, Maguire says Microsoft must beef up its offering of apps and get developers to commit to them. SOUNDBITE: EDWARD MAGUIRE, MANAGING DIRECTOR CLSA AMERICAS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Part of the appeal of a phone is really what you can do with it. It's the apps. Microsoft doesn't control the third-party developers that create those applications. So part of the rationale for an integrated platform is, if you're a developer, you get more bang for your buck by developing on a Microsoft platform because you can run apps on different form factors, which is not something you can do with Apple iOS and Mac OS, for instance, which are quite different." But Microsoft investors weren't buying Ballmer's story. The Nokia news knocked its shares down nearly 5 percent.