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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.
"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.
A new record high for the S&P 500- as stocks extended their rally on Monday- All three major indexes posted gains- with ...
the Nasdaq hitting levels not seen in more than a dozen years. In Europe- the indexes rose across the board after Italy finally formed a government after months of uncertainty. Among the biggest gainers here in the U.S. : Moody's. Shares jumped after the company settled a lawsuit accusing the ratings firm of misleading investors.
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A new record high for the S&P 500- as stocks extended their rally on Monday- All three major indexes posted gains- with the Nasdaq hitting levels not seen in more than a dozen years. In Europe- the indexes rose across the board after Italy finally formed a government after months of uncertainty. Among the biggest gainers here in the U.S. : Moody's. Shares jumped after the company settled a lawsuit accusing the ratings firm of misleading investors. More than half of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported earnings- and 69 percent have been above analysts expectations. UBS Economist Sam Coffin: SOUNDBITE: SAM COFFIN, ECONOMIST, UBS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "It looked like revenues were a little bit soft compared to expectations- earnings were a bit better than expectations. I think we are seeing sort of the same thing in the economic data. That productivity growth has been slow but unit labor costs have been very, very restrained and that is boosting companies' bottom lines." After the bell: Herbalife posted higher profits- and raised its 2013 forecast. The nutritional products company, which has been the subject of a battle between hedge fund titans Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman, says demand has been strong around the world. Profits were down at Newmont Mining. The largest U.S. based gold miner said gold and copper sales fell. Revenue slumped at Chrysler. The automaker phased out its Jeep Liberty as it gears up for a new model launch. But parent company Fiat confirmed its 2013 financial forecasts despite that lower revenue and a worsening European car market. Profits fell 34 percent at Loews. The hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate had lower investment income and higher charges related to its natural gas and oil properties. Consumer spending rose 0.2 percent in March- more than expected- but a lot of it was tied to demand for utilities because of the cold weather- so economists say it doesn't mean the economy is improving. The Commerce Department also said incomes rose 2-tenths of a percent- less than forecasts. The price index for consumer spending fell for the first time since November- a sign of cooling inflation. But there is strength in the housing recovery. The National Association of Realtors said contracts to buy previously owned homes rose 1.5 percent- to their highest level since 2010.