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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:SOURCE: WAFB, COURTESY WAFB, EMBARGO BATON ROUGE, SEE RESTRICTIONS SUMMARY BELOW SHOTLISTBAKER, LOUISIANA/DEC. 9, 20121. SOUNDBITE: RENWICK JARVIS/WITNESSED STORM Just heard a big bam. I thought the world was coming to an end ."Tornado just came and just came bouncing from house to house."2. W/S/Pan big tree down3. W/S Damaged homes, debris on cars4. SOUNDBITE: CREY LEE/WITNESSED STORM"I started running as i was running into this ditch right here, i seen stuff flying by my head and the power line, it came and slapped me in the shoulder and twisted me around and I just laid there in the ditch."5. M/S Wrecked carport covering6. W/S Downed powerline7. W/S Person working on damaged roof8.SOUNDBITE: FIRE CHIEF DANNY EDWARDS/BAKER, LOUISIANA FIRE DEPT."Do not touch power lines, do not go around them. Do not, if your power's off, do not try to fool with your breaker, just let us know." 9. SOUNDBITE: MAYOR HAROLD RIDEAU/BAKER, LOUISIANA"I wasn't more than 150 feet from where it actually sat down. It was real scary. Everything was just flying around, tossed around."10. Pan to w/s downed roofing11. W/S Damage outside gas station12. W/S Road, downed treesRESTRICTIONS: COURTESY WAFB, EMBARGO BATON ROUGE. ALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE THE FOLLOWING: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO MATERIAL IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."STORYLINE: (FROM WAFB)A suspected tornado touched down in southeast Louisiana Monday (12/10) leaving behind a wide swath of damage and destruction. In Baker, Louisiana -- the town's mayor says he was an eyewitness to the powerful storm -- and says it was definitely a tornado. Strong winds tore the roof off of a car wash and littered the streets around Baker with bricks, tree limbs and other debris. The storm caused some trees to crash onto homes. A number of powerlines were knocked down as well. With the strongest winds now quiet -- the biggest concern from officials is the damage and debris blocking many neighborhood roads. Authorities also urge residents to stay away from downed powerlines. Mayor Harold Rideau says the emergency operations center is open and that crews are working to clear all of the debris.(****END****)