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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Farmers in Ghana are finding a way to cultivate their crops in a more cost-effective way, thanks to a new mobile app called mFarms. Farmer Bawa Yamusah says his produce is bringing in more money, helping to pay for his family's education and health needs. SOUNDBITE: BAWA YAMUSAH, FARMER, SAYING (English): "It improved the yields and alternatively our income level has risen and we get food for our homes and the family then we get extra income from what we are going to dispose off." mFarms connects to an agricultural industry network, providing information about agricultural practices. The technology was brought to Ghana by software development firm, Image-Ad with the help of the 'Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa'. Image-Ad's CEO, Kwame Bentil says mFarms promotes more effective agricultural planning. SOUNDBITE: CEO IMAGE-AD, KWAME BENTIL, SAYING (English): "Because we're connected with other stakeholders we are able to give them [farmers] best technology in terms of seeds, fertilizer and this really helps them to be able to cultivate within the small area and get better yield." And farmers can also access maps showing the locations of warehouses that have available space for storing crops ready for market. Seventeen African countries - including Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda - currently use the platform. And farmers in Ghana say that so far, mFarms is improving production and profits from seed all the way to market.