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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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWichita, Kansas - 4 August 20141. SOUNDBITE (English): Jeremy Writebol, Son of Nancy Writebol:"Mom and dad have been always eager to pursue and do something with their life a little bit bigger than just the everyday, ordinary here in the United States and always felt a calling to go and to serve people who were in need and broken and helpless."2. SOUNDBITE (English): Jeremy Writebol, Son of Nancy Writebol (covered by handout photo courtesy Jeremy Whitebol):"They went to Liberia last August, so August of 2013 is when they went over there."3. SOUNDBITE (English): Jeremy Writebol, Son of Nancy Writebol:"She never told me she was concerned about it. In fact, she had told me, even a couple of weeks before she was infected, that one of the physicians there that was working with them told my mom that the decontamination and the suit-up procedures at that particular hospital where they were at was really, really some of the best she had seen."4. SOUNDBITE (English): Jeremy Writebol, Son of Nancy Writebol (covered by handout photo courtesy Jeremy Whitebol):"My dad says she was weak but showing some good signs of improvement. She was eating a little bit, able to take in fluid. So, we're cautiously optimistic. Feel like this is going to be a good thing for her and we're prayerful she's going to pull through on this." 5. SOUNDBITE (English): Jeremy Writebol, Son of Nancy Writebol:"I can't imagine this, but it's amazing to think my mom might not be only able to help those who she was trying to help there in country, but by her suffering in this and by her just going through it she may be able to help countless more through them being able to understand what's going on in her body and develop a cure and resources to help those who are suffering right now. I'm eager and hopeful for that."