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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.
SHOTLIST: MUST COURTESY: WABC-TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++EMBARGO: NEW YORK++New York - 11 August 20141. Various of Eric Silverman speaking to reporter while walking 2. SOUNDBITE: Eric Silverman, Tested Negative for Ebola: (see transcript below) 3. Silverman walking New York - Recent, No Date Given4. Exteriors of Mount Sinai Hospital AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - 5 August 20145. Various of Mount Sinai Hospital MUST COURTESY: WABC-TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++EMBARGO: NEW YORK++New York - 11 August 20146. Various of Silverman New York - Recent, No Date Given7. Various of Mount SinaiAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - 5 August 20148. Various of Mount Sinai Hospital MUST COURTESY: WABC-TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++EMBARGO: NEW YORK++New York - 11 August 20149. SOUNDBITE: Eric Silverman, Tested Negative for Ebola: (see transcript below) 10. Various of Silverman AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Foya, Liberia - 30 June 201411. Various of staff at high-risk infection centre treating Elizabeth Smith, a nurse who caught Ebola from a patientMEDICINS SANS FRONTIERE HANDOUT (MSF)Conakry and Malinke, Guinea - 1/2 April 201412. Wide of doctors taking instructions on how to protect themselves from the virus VOICEOVER: THE NEW YORKER SUSPECTED OF HAVING EBOLA SAYS HE'S FEELING BETTER AND IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE SCARE. SOUNDBITE: Eric Silverman, Tested Negative for Ebola: "IT WAS A PRETTY LONELY EXPERIENCE. NO ONE ELSE COULD COME IN UNLESS THEY WERE WEARING A SPACE SUIT WITH EVERYTHING COVERED."ERIC SILVERMAN WAS DOING VOLUNTEER WORK IN SIERRA LEONE EARLIER THIS YEAR... HE RETURNED HOME IN MID-JULY AND STARTED RUNNING A HIGH FEVER. SOUNDBITE: Eric Silverman, Tested Negative for Ebola: "I HAD A 104 FEVER, A BAD SORE THROAT AND STOMACH ISSUES."AFTER DOCTORS LEARNED OF HIS TIME IN WEST AFRICA, THE 27-YEAR-OLD SPENT THREE DAYS QUARANTINED AT MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL.SOUNDBITE: Eric Silverman, Tested Negative for Ebola: "FOR THE MOST PART I DIDN'T THINK I WAS GOING TO TEST POSITIVE FOR EBOLA JUST BECAUSE BECAUSE I WAS STARTING TO FEEL BETTER."SILVERMAN ULTIMATELY TESTED NEGATIVE FOR THE EBOLA VIRUS. HE HOPES HIS EXPERIENCE WILL RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE RESOURCES STILL NEEDED IN WEST AFRICA. SOUNDBITE: Eric Silverman, Tested Negative for Ebola: "EVEN THOUGH ITS WORLDS AWAY OR WE THINK IT'S WORLDS AWAY FROM US, IT'S NOT."U-N OFFICIALS SAY THE OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA HAS, SO FAR, KILLED MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE. MATT FRIEDMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS