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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.
Wall Street is once again making its way toward lifetime highs with investors betting the next leader of the Federal Reserve ...
will be slow to unwind the central bank's stimulative policies. With a rise to 15,494, blue chips are now only one percent below their old record high, and the S&P 500 is even closer. The Nasdaq finished the day lower.
Wall Street is once again making its way toward lifetime highs with investors betting the next leader of the Federal Reserve will be slow to unwind the central bank's stimulative policies. With a rise to 15,494, blue chips are now only one percent below their old record high, and the S&P 500 is even closer. The Nasdaq finished the day lower. Why the Fed optimism? The sun has set on former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers bid to become the next Fed Chairman. He withdrew his name over the weekend. Summers was largely seen as someone who would likely quickly unwind the policies used by the Fed to boost the economy after the financial crisis. The market now thinks Vice Chair Janet Yellen is more likely to get the job and keep a steady hand. By the way, the Fed is expected to trim its $85 billion bond buying program this week. JPMorgan Chase is close to a $700 million settlement for the London Whale trading fiasco, according to a source. The trading scandal resulted in more than $6 billion in losses and tainted the reputation of the bank. There's renewed worries about potential Apple sales in China. China Telecom is making customers pay more of the bill for the iPhone 5S than it did for the iPhone 5, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is of particular concern given Apple's lost market share to cheaper Android-power smartphones. At the same time the so-called lower cost 5C aimed at Chinese customers is being criticized for a high price tag. Shares of Apple fell more than 3 percent, dragging the Nasdaq down as well. Google is buying sharing app Bump for an undisclosed price. The app allows users to share videos, photos, and other kinds of data with a simple bump of two web-enabled devices via servers in the cloud. The app is used on iOS and Android devices. According to a blog, Bump will operate as it has until further notice. Chrysler is close to filing for an initial public offering this week, according to a report in the Financial Times. But the two main stakeholders: Italy's Fiat and an affiliate of the United Auto Workers are still fighting over how much Chrysler is worth. Fiat wants to buy out its partner before an IPO. Finally, stock trading in Europe hit a five-year high as investor appetite for risk heats-up as tensions with Syria cool down.