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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Markets liked what they heard on Capitol Hill. Fed Chairman Nominee Janet Yellen held her own at the Senate Banking Committee ...
meeting- indicating she doesn't see asset bubbles and that the fed won't taper anytime soon- giving markets room to move to record highs- again. Moody's Analytics John Lonski believes her confirmation is a sure thing:
Markets liked what they heard on Capitol Hill. Fed Chairman Nominee Janet Yellen held her own at the Senate Banking Committee meeting- indicating she doesn't see asset bubbles and that the fed won't taper anytime soon- giving markets room to move to record highs- again. Moody's Analytics John Lonski believes her confirmation is a sure thing: SOUNDBITE: JOHN LONSKI, CHIEF ECONOMIST, MOODY'S ANALYTICS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "She is going to sail through the rest of the formalities and thus far financial markets show no strong or meaningful opposition to her nomination as the next Fed Chief." In Europe, those signs the the Fed won't make any moves anytime soon, also lifted the markets. Insurance companies will now be allowed to extend policies that have been canceled for one year- even if they don't comply with the new Affordable Care Act. But insurers are raising questions about how the proposal will work. Reuters's David Morgan: SOUNDBITE: DAVID MORGAN, REUTERS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "This is of great cause of concern among insurers because it means that younger people who have these cheaper less high quality plans may want to renew them rather than go into the new Obamacare marketplaces and if they don't go into those market places there is a danger in the minds of the insurers at least that those market places will be dominated by costlier beneficiaries who would be sick or older. " Hedge fund managers revealing their holding in quarterly filings known as 13F filings with the SEC. The largest shareholder in New York City's Sothebys is Dan Loeb's Third Point- and Tiger Management sold out of its Facebook and JC Penney positions- but opened a large stake in Pandora. Wal-Mart reporting lower than expected sales-blaming what they call a competitive retail environment- and pointing to cautious consumers. A big legal win for Google. A long running lawsuit accusing the internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission- was dismissed. The judge accepted Google's argument that making snippets of the more than 20 million books it has scanned was fair use, and it would benefit students and researchers.