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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.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
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.
Meg: Hi! I am Meg and welcome to Style Spice, where I show how to spice up your wardrobe with simple outfit adjustments. My guest today is my friend Laney. Hi Laney and welcome to the show!
Laney: Hi Meg! Thanks so much for having me. I can't wait to see what you have in store.
Meg: Well to begin with, why don't you tell us a little about your outfit?
Laney: It's just one of my normal outfits, just black T-shirt, some jeans. Really comfortable, really classic for pretty much anywhere!
Meg: The T-shirt and jeans look is a great casual option and black is a very slimming color.
Laney: Definitely I use it all the time to have my love handles.
Meg: But you know what, I think the problem with this outfit is that you are minimizing your entire top half. Now I am not suggesting we try and minimize your hips -- hips are great. But we need to work with our curves and not against them.
Laney: Yeah! I completely agree with you. I love the way my hips look but you're right, I do feel bottom heavy at times.
Meg: Don't worry! I am going to show you a real simple way to give you more of an hourglass shape, really spice up your outfit. Now I need to do is try another black top with a different neckline.
Take a look in the mirror.
Laney: Wow! And you were absolutely right. That's such a simple change, make such a big difference. I really like, and what it does for my figure too.
Meg: It creates a horizontal line up here which helps broaden the look of your shoulders, just balance out your hips. Now you said earlier that your outfit before was very comfortable but what do you think of this one?
Laney: Yeah, I feel great in this outfit. With the other one it was really quite comfortable because that was what I was so used to wearing. But now with this one I think I am actually a little bit more comfortable because I know it just looks so much better.
Meg: I hope this has been helpful Laney!
Laney: It sure has! I am definitely going to start looking at some new necklines.