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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.
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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.
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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.
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Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
DATELINE: Sochi - 7 Feb 2014RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLYSHOTLISTAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY1. Various of Russian fans arriving at Olympic Park for opening ceremony2. Mid of group of fans from China, one wearing a long red coat with "China" written (English) on back, walking towards entrance3. Wide of fan wearing German flag walking to entrance of stadium4. Mid of Germany fan walking into stadium5. Mid of Canadian fans6. Mid of fans from Texas, US, arriving and waving to camera7. Mid of fans walking towards venue8. Pull out from volunteer posing for photo with fan to wide of venue entranceSTORYLINE:Fans have started to arrive for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which takes place on Friday night in the Russian resort of Sochi.International visitors were again outnumbered by Russian fans.The opening ceremony is themed "Dreams about Russia," and will focus on the nation's history and the Olympic ideals of sportsmanship.The ceremony is expected to feature a pseudo-lesbian pop duo as well as reflections of Russian history.In a provocative choice, Russian singers Tatu will perform before the three-thousand athletes march through Fisht Stadium on the shores of the Black Sea.The women in Tatu put on a fake lesbian act that is seen as an attention-getting gimmick.It contrasts with the very real anger over a Russian law banning gay "propaganda" aimed at minors that is being used to discriminate against gays.Some world leaders and activists have protested the law, and US President Barack Obama is skipping the opening ceremony and sending a delegation that includes prominent gay athletes instead.