Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko came to the United States from Romania at age 11. Discovered in a gym while playing ...
kickball in the seventh grade, Mesko has reached the Super Bowl and is living a life in America he once only dreamed of. (Feb. 2)
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NFL PUNTERS MUST OFTEN DODGE THE RUSH.....ZOLTAN MESKO SPENT CHRISTMAS EVE OF 1989 DODGING BULLETS IN ROMANIA.HE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE AGE OF 11 WHEN HIS FATHER WON A GREEN CARD DURING A VISA LOTTERY IN 1997.EIGHT YEARS EARLIER, DURING THE ROMANIAN REVOLUTION, AND THE FALL OF COMMUNIST LEADER NICOLAI CEAUSESCU, MESKO'S PARENTS PUT PILLOWS UP AGAINST THE WINDOWS OF THEIR APARTMENT AND DUCKED ON THE FLOOR TO ESCAPE THE CROSSFIRE IN THE STREETS..SOT ZOLTAN MESKO, PATRIOTS PUNTER"Bullets flying through our apartment and we were ducking down on Christmas eve, which was not a very Christmas-like atmosphere to be in."WHEN HE AND HIS FAMILY FINALLY ARRIVED, STOPPING FIRST IN NEW YORK CITY, IT WAS AN AMERICA HE HAD NOT IMAGINED.SOT: ZOLTAN MESKO"I had another picture painted through the movies watching Ninja Turtles and Rambo and all that stuff, actually dubbed in German, but you know I had a different sense of what America would be and I was a little shell-shocked at first but then you know you grow into it and this is what I kind of expected."HE EVENTUALLY SETTLED IN OHIO, AND IT WAS IN SEVENTH GRADE, WHILE PLAYING KICKBALL, HIS POWERFUL LEFT LEG WAS DISCOVERED..SOT: ZOLTAN MESKO"I shattered one of the lights and our gym teacher who was one of the assistant football coaches came up to me and said you better pay for that light or you're gonna be our kicker next year. So the choice was easy."HE WOULD GO ON TO STAR IN HIGH SCHOOL AND LATER EARNED A SCHOLARSHIP TO PUNT AT MICHIGAN."Knowing my parents had little to zero savings, I had to help them out. I was going to start off in debt by taking out a loan and I was very fortunate to raise my game up and go in the weight room and be there two to three hours at a time and kinda develop my body, allowing me to excel at the position. "THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS DRAFTED MESKO IN THE THE FIFTH ROUND IN 2010, BUT WITH TOM BRADY LEADING A PROLIFIC OFFENSE, MESKO IS ONE OF THE LEAGUE'S LEAST-USED PUNTERS..SOT: ZOLTAN MESKO"IT IS DEFINITELY MORE A QUALITY OVER QUANTITY TEAM BUT SOMETIMES, YOU JUST GOTTA BE READY AT ALL TIMES TOO TO PERFORM."NOW, IN ONLY HIS SECOND YEAR IN THE NFL, MESKO FINDS HIMSELF ON THE BIGGEST STAGE, THE SUPER BOWL..SOT"I'm so grateful for this opportunity where I've come from you know when you put it all in perspective it's -- I don't even have the words to describe it."HE DOES THE TALKING WITH HIS LEG. MESKO HAD THE THIRD-BEST NET YARDAGE OF ALL NFL PUNTERS THIS SEASON.JOHN KLOBUCAR, ASSOCIATED PRESS