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EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
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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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
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.
A day after Rachel Frederickson won the latest season of "The Biggest Loser," after shedding nearly 60 percent of her body ...
weight, attention wasn't focused on her $250,000 win - but rather the criticism surrounding her loss. (Feb. 6)
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SHOTLIST:NBC HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLYCOURTESY: NBC1. UPSOUND from episode of The Biggest Loser2. Various photos of Biggest Loser contestant/winner Rachel FredricksonAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSt. Paul, Minnesota - February 6, 20143. SOUNDBITE (English) Jillian Lampert, Senior Director of The Emily Program: (Transcript Below)NBC HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY4. Various photos of Biggest Loser contestant/winner Rachel FredericksonVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:SOUNDUP: "The winner of today's triathlon will be automatically a finalist and weigh in for the grand prize of a quarter of a million dollars and the title of the Biggest Loser"THE LATEST WINNER OF THE 'BIGGEST LOSER' IS FACING SOME CRITICISM IN THE AFTERMATH OF HER STUNNING TRANSFORMATION.FIVE-FOOT-FOUR RACHEL FREDERICKSON SHED NEARLY 60-PERCENT OF HER BODY WEIGHT TO CLAIM THE TITLE... AND 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS.SHE DROPPED FROM 260 TO 105 POUNDS... UNDER THE SHOW'S RIGOROUS EXERCISE AND DIET REGIMEN... BUT ALSO WHILE AT HOME ON HER OWN BEFORE THE FINALE.SOCIAL MEDIA LIT UP WITH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE REACTIONS TO FREDERICKSON'S FINAL WEIGH-IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT... WITH SOME saying SHE LOOKED ANOREXIC.THE DIRECTOR OF AN EATING DISORDER PROGRAM IN MINNESOTA SAYS THE CONVERSATION NEEDS TO BE RE-DIRECTED:SOUNDBITE (English) Jillian Lampert, Senior Director of The Emily Program: "I think really we're missing the point entirely. That it's not about weight, it's not about numbers on the scale, despite the fact that the numbers are flashing everywhere on that show, it's really not about the number on the scale, it's about how we feel about ourselves."FREDERICKSON WAS A CHAMPIONSHIP SWIMMER IN HIGH SCHOOL IN MINNESOTA. SHE SAYS SHE TURNED TO SWEETS FOR SOLACE AFTER A FAILED ROMANCE AND GAINED THE WEIGHT OVER SEVERAL YEARS.NBC RELEASED A STATEMENT, SAYING THEY SUPPORT RACHEL AND ALL THE 'BIGGEST LOSER' CONTESTANTS OF THE PAST 15 SEASONS. AND REMAIN COMMITTED TO HELPING CONTESTANTS AND VIEWERS LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES.HANNAH BUCHDAHL/ASSOCIATED PRESS