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.
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.
The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will close nearly ...
250 mail processing centers, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help. (May 17)
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V/O 00:50 'B' ROLL OF GRIMES, CALIF. POST OFFICE THERE ARE PLENTY OF PARKING SPACES IN FRONT OF POST OFFICES AROUND THE COUNTRY V/O AMERICANS AREN'T MAILING AS MANY LETTERS AS THEY USED TO FIRST CLASS MAIL IS DOWN 25 PERCENT SINCE 2006 ITS' PREDICTED TO DROP BY ALMOST HALF BY 2020. V/O POSTAL 'B' ROLL THE POSTAL SERVICE PLANS TO CLOSE MORE THAN 200 PROCESSING PLANTS OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS-SAVING 2 BILLION DOLLARS-THE FIRST WILL SHUT DOWN THIS SUMMER V/O DC POSTAL UNION THE AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION SAYS IT WILL FIGHT: CLIFF GUFFEY, PRESIDENT, AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION 15:41:46: ''TO DETERIORATE THE SERVICE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALS, THE CITIZENS IN THIS COUNTRY,I THINK IS UNCONSCIONABLE WHEN THE POSTAL SERVICE IS MADE FOR THOSE PEOPLE.'' V/O POST OFFICE SIGN WITH FLOWERS IN FRONT THE MOVE COMES AFTER THE POSTAL SERVICE DECIDED TO SHORTEN THE HOURS OF RURAL POST OFFICES-RATHER THAN CLOSE THEM COMPLETELY: ROSE ANN ELLIS, RESIDENT OF GRIMES, CALIFORNIA "WE'RE RURAL AND WE'RE SO FAR AWAY FROM EVERYTHING. WE NEED TO KEEP EVERY SMALL POST OFFICE GOING. NOT SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE NEED THEM RIGHT HERE." V/O 'B' ROLL OF CAPITOL CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS TO REFORM THE POSTAL SERVICE HAVE STALLED SOT: SENATOR TOM CARPER/D-DEL. THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO A BUNCH OF THINGS WE HAVENT ALLOWED THEM TO DO HISTORICALLY--FOR EXAMPLE--SHIP WINE AND BEER--FED EX PEOPLE DO IT--UPS PEOPLE DO IT. V/O CAN LET CARPER RUN CARPER HELPED PUSH THROUGH A SENATE BILL TO DELAY THE POSTAL CLOSINGS V/O HOUSE FLOOR A PUSH IN THE HOUSE FOR MORE AGGRESSIVE CUTS HAS GONE NOWHERE. V/O 00:19 SHOT OF TRACTOR/AND SHOT OF BARN MEANWHILE IN THE SMALL FARMING TOWN OF GRIMES CALIFORNIA, POPULATION 700, RESIDENTS WORRY: SOT: BARBARA ESPOSITO - GRIMES RESIDENT "WE DON'T HAVE MUCH LEFT IN TOWN ANYMORE AND THE POST OFFICE IS A VITAL PART OF IT. IT REALLY, REALLY IS. I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE MAINTAINED." V/O WOMAN WALKS INTO POST OFFICE 1:45 INTO FILE JB AP WASHINGTON