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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.
Getting into financial shape for the new year can be a lot like exercise, according to a wealth manager who knows more than a little about both. Sam Sivarajan, the head of investments and sales at Manulife Private Wealth, says just like hitting the gym, investing also follows the old adage: no pain, no gain. "People often go in without a plan, without a goal and without a real thinking through of what is required," said Sivarajan, who is also a personal trainer and spinning and kettlebell instructor. Whether your goal is shedding those few last pounds or rebalancing your portfolio, the new year is a good time to reassess how things are working for you and what results you want to see in the next 365 days, he says. The 43-year-old practices what he preaches. Sivarajan is up at 5 a.m. five or six times a week to lift weights, cycle or box. He's also completed the Boston Marathon and reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Sivarajan takes a similar approach with his investment portfolio, knowing he will only get what he wants if he's disciplined enough to work for it. "People want to believe that they can get a free lunch — want to believe that there's an investment out there without risks that can give you massive returns," he said. "I'm a bit of party pooper to say ... I've never seen those things at work." One of the most important steps to achieving financial success is to set specific goals and detailed ways to achieve them. You should also forget about those "get-rich" investment schemes, like ones that promise investors they can turn $100,000 into $1 million in five years. Sivarajan said investing should be like watching paint dry — it's boring, but it gives you the desired result. "What I have seen, whether in the fitness world or the investment world, is the tried and true plain vanilla method . . . you do it with discipline and you do it with a plan (and) you will get the results that you're looking for." Sivarajan said with the current market, investors can generally expect an annual return of six to nine per cent over the next five to 10 years.