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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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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.
SHOTLIST:KOIN - COURTESY, EMBARGO PORTLAND, OREGONPortland, Oregon - January 31, 20131. Wide shot of Alaska airlines plane2. Wide shot of emergency crews on tarmac3. Medium shot of fire truckKOMO - COURTESY KOMONEWS.COM; EMBARGO WESTERN WASHINGTON. NO ACCESS CANADAPortland, Oregon - February 1, 20134. SOUNDBITE: Rita Slobodkin/Passenger on diverted flight (transcript below)KOIN - COURTESY, EMBARGO PORTLAND, OREGONPortland, Oregon - January 31, 20135. Wide shot of Alaska airlines jetliner6. Medium shot of plane, emergency vehicleKOMO - COURTESY KOMONEWS.COM; EMBARGO WESTERN WASHINGTON. NO ACCESS CANADAPortland, Oregon - February 1, 20137. SOUNDBITE: Rita Slobodkin/Passenger on diverted flight (transcript below)KOIN - COURTESY, EMBARGO PORTLAND, OREGONPortland, Oregon - January 31, 20138. Wide shot of plane9. Medium shot of fire truckKOMO - COURTESY KOMONEWS.COM; EMBARGO WESTERN WASHINGTON. NO ACCESS CANADAPortland, Oregon - February 1, 201310. SOUNDBITE: Hylan Slobodkin/Passenger (transcript below)KOIN - COURTESY, EMBARGO PORTLAND, OREGONPortland, Oregon - January 31, 201311. Wide shot of plane12. Medium shot of planeKOMO - COURTESY KOMONEWS.COM; EMBARGO WESTERN WASHINGTON. NO ACCESS CANADAPortland, Oregon - February 1, 201313. SOUNDBITE: Hylan Slobodkin/Passenger (transcript below)KOIN - COURTESY, EMBARGO PORTLAND, OREGONPortland, Oregon - January 31, 201314. Wide shot of plane15. Medium shot of planeVOICE-OVER SCRIPT: AN ALASKA AIRLINES JETLINER BOUND FOR SEATTLE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN PORTLAND, OREGON... AFTER OFFICIALS SAID THE PILOT LOST CONSCIOUSNESS.SOUNDBITE: Rita Slobodkin/Passenger"It was a little bit frightful... but everybody in the plane handled it well." THE CO-PILOT TOOK OVER AND LANDED FLIGHT 473 SAFELY AFTER DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO GET PRIORITY CARE FOR THE PILOT. THE AIRLINE'S SPOKESMAN SAYS ALL OF ITS PILOTS ARE TRAINED TO FLY SINGLE-HANDELY. SOUNDBITE: Rita Slobodkin/Passenger"There wasn't the feeling of turbulence or the plane diving. The plane stayed in control and the people are all fine. Thank god, it was a miracle." OFFICIALS SAID THE PILOT LOST CONSCIOUSNESS SOMEWHERE OVER OREGON BUT LATER CAME TO AND LEFT THE COCKPIT.SOUNDBITE: Hylan Slobodkin/Passenger"Came out of the cockpit and collapsed on the aisle. Hit his head on something and called doctors, and fortunately there was a young woman who was a fourth-year medical student who ran to his aid." AFTER THE PLANE LANDED, THE PILOT-- WHO WASN'T IDENTIFIED -- WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.SOUNDBITE: Hylan Slobodkin/Passenger"It was a little freaky, my wife was not happy, squeezing my hand pretty tight, I was ok, the co-pilot did a great job.." 116 PASSENGERS AND FIVE CREW MEMBERS WERE ON THE FLIGHT. A NEW PILOT WAS DISPATCHED TO PORTLAND TO FLY THE REMAINING PASSENGERS TO SEATTLE. LEE POWELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS.