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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.
Host: The word 'prematurity', what does that mean?
Dr. Oded Preis: A baby that's born earlier than it's time, usually babies who are born under 37 weeks of gestation, full gestation is 40 weeks is regarded as a premature infant.
A baby that I took care of weight wise it was 400 gm baby which is about a pound. In general a baby who born at limit of viability which is about 24 weeks have a potential survival and the most Neonatalogists will have experience with having worked with such small babies.
Host: This term that we use small for date baby should be a very small baby and sometimes if you don't have the history of how many weeks of gestation and you have to see a baby what will make you think this is a premature baby or a small to date baby just by your examination.
Dr. Oded Preis: There are certain characteristics that babies have at birth that can help us date the amount of time that they have spent in the womb and allow us to estimate their gestation, basically by physical criteria, their behavioral pattern and what we call neurological developments and if there is a discrepancy between the maturity and the size of the baby and there are certain physical criteria that are typical for babies who are relatively smaller than what their actual gestation is , these are going to be the babies that we will call as small for date babies.
Host: A Premature baby basically doesn't have like any lines on the soles sometimes and the cartilage, is that well formed?
Dr Oded Pries: Well some of the physical characteristics of the external features such as maturation of the skin, the rugation of the skin, such as creases in the palms and the soles, the real development of cartilage, the amount of baby or fetal hair that still exist or present at birth that tends to regress with maturation what we call Lanugo, the degree of presence of those and a lot of these other characteristics will help us ascertain more or less the gestation of the baby as well as other maturational factors such as reflexes, muscle tone and so on.