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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:SKY NEWS - NO ACCESS UK MAINSTREAM BROADCASTERS/AL JAZEERA/BLOOMBERG. SKY News -- No Access -- UK Broadcasters, Al Jazeera, BloombergLondon, England - December 19, 20131. Mid of victim being wheeled on stretcher2. Mid of Apollo Theater 3. Mid of victim being moved by stretcher4. SOUNDBITE (English) Dee Stephenson, Eyewitness (Transcript Below)5. Mid of victim being wheeled away from ambulance6. Wide of couple being led away from theater 7. Wide of victims being transported by bus8. Wide of two fire fighters on ladder being moved towards roofAP Television - AP Clients OnlyLondon, England - December 19, 20139. Graham Ellis, London Fire Brigade (Transcribed Below)10. Paul Rickett, Chief Superintendent (Transcribed Below)AP Television - AP Clients OnlyLondon, England - December 19, 201311. Wide of Apollo Theater 12. Mid of sign on facade of Apollo TheaterSKY NEWS - NO Access Great Britain, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg13. Mid of trucks and emergency worker walking toward theater14. Mid of victim on stretcher arriving at hospitalVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:MORE THAN SEVENTY FIVE PEOPLE WERE INJURED -- INCLUDING SEVEN SERIOUSLY -- WHEN THERE WAS A PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF THE CEILING AT LONDON'S APOLLO THEATER .AUTHORITIES SAY MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED THEATERGOERS WERE WATCHING A PERFORMANCE WHEN THE MISHAP OCCURRED.SOUNDBITE: Dee Stephenson, Eyewitness "We initially thought it was a part of the play. Then what we felt was debris falling on us, a loud bang, debris falling on us and all of a sudden there was like a coat of dust that came on us."AUTHORITIES SAY THE INJURIES RANGED FROM HEAD WOUNDS TO CUTS AND SCRAPES -- AS WELL AS BREATHING PROBLEMS.AND CITY BUSES WERE BROUGHT IN TO FERRY THE INJURED TO NEARBY HOSPITALS. AUTHORITIES HAVE BEGUN INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED THE MISHAP.SOUNDBITE:"Quite quickly we're able to establish the nature of the collapse....and confirm it has been confined to some heavy ornate plaster typical of what you'd expect to find at a theater in the West End.SOUNDBITE: Paul Rickett, Chief Superintendent"I have said that there is no evidence to suggest that there is any criminal act taking place this evening, but we're keeping an open mind. The investigation is on-going."THE APOLLO THEATER WAS BUILT IN 1901 -- AND IT SEATS NEARLY 800 PEOPLE.THE COMPANY THAT OWNS IT --- NIMAX THEATERS -- DESCRIBED THE INCIDENT AS SHOCKING AND UPSETTING.SIGOUT - Ross Simpson/Associated Press