Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
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.
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.
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.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
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.