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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.
Cell service down? Or maybe you're roaming out of range? Whatever the reason, being unable to send text messages is frustrating. ...
This little device could end that problem. Called the goTenna, it creates its own network operating on low-frequency radio waves, enabling users to exchange text messages without relying on cell towers. goTenna Co-founder and CTO Jorge Perdomo.
STORY: Cell service down? Or maybe you're roaming out of range? Whatever the reason, being unable to send text messages is frustrating. This little device could end that problem. Called the goTenna, it creates its own network operating on low-frequency radio waves, enabling users to exchange text messages without relying on cell towers. goTenna Co-founder and CTO Jorge Perdomo. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GOTENNA CO-FOUNDER AND CTO JORGE PERDOMO SAYING: "We didn't want to reinvent what chat is, we just wanted to enable it in places where it wasn't possible before." Perdomo and his sister Daniela developed the idea after Hurricane Sandy wiped out one quarter of the cell towers in New York and many people couldn't get cell service or wifi. The Brooklyn-based team got to work developing a pocket-size transmitter. Inside is a tiny 2-watt radio and a built-in antenna that uses low-frequency radio spectrum to communicate directly with another goTenna. When users type a message on the goTenna app installed on their phone, it gets sent over bluetooth to the goTenna device, and is then turned into a radio frequency transmission, which is sent to the recipient. Co-founder Daniela Perdomo says goTenna also has unique mapping features built into the app. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GOTENNA CO-FOUNDER DANIELA PERDOMO SAYING: "We leverage the GPS on your phone or ipad -- and GPS on your phone always works even if you don't have service. However, if you don't have service all it is a blue dot on a blank screen. What goTenna does is enable you to contextualize the blue dot on an off-line map, which then you can share with anyone else who has goTenna." The range of the transmitter varies, depending on elevation and physical conditions. On mountaintops, the goTenna could reach 50 miles, while in urban scenarios the average distance is half a mile to a mile. Using radio waves to send messages sounds similar to a walkie talkie, but the team says the system's architecture takes the technology to a new level. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GOTENNA CO-FOUNDER DANIELA PERDOMO SAYING: "Because our radio transmission is digital instead of analog -- we can do a range of really smart things like send your message to a specific person or specific group of people rather than just yelling to a group of people which is what happens on a walkie talkie. On a walkie talkie you also have to be on the same channel and listen to other people's conversations. This marries the best of radio frequency technology with a smart phone and I think together makes them both better." goTenna is on pre-sale for $150 U.S. dollars for two devices. The product hits the market November, but the team say they're thinking ahead, and who knows, maybe someday this technology will become part of your smart phone, instead of an add-on.