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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.
South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius, aka "Blade Runner," will face two additional --but prior-- gun-related ...
charges in the murder trial of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The charges relate to two incidents in which Pistorius is alleged to have fired a gun in public, prior to the Valentine's day shooting. A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority explains the consolidated charges:
South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius, aka "Blade Runner," will face two additional --but prior-- gun-related charges in the murder trial of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The charges relate to two incidents in which Pistorius is alleged to have fired a gun in public, prior to the Valentine's day shooting. A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority explains the consolidated charges: (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATIONAL PROSECUTING AUTHORITY (NPA) SPOKESPERSON, NATHI MNCUBE, SAYING: ""The charges were already there. It's not new charges as it has been reported...At the same time it's convenient for both parties. It's going to save costs for both party, parties and truly expedite the matter also for both parties." Prosecutors maintain he is a cold-blooded killer, and will likely rely heavily on forensics and witnesses accounts, who say they heard shouts before shots were fired, the night his girlfriend killed. As of now, Pistorius is on bail, and claims that he acted in self-defense when he shot who he believed was an intruder, but was actually his girlfriend. The double amputee who was born without fibulas wowed the world with his performance in the 2012 London Olympic games. No word yet whether or not the additional charges would delay the start of the trial, which is set for March. If convicted, he could face life in prison.