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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.
The monthly jobs report is normally the big mover of the day on Wall Street - but this time it competed with verbal sparring ...
between Presidents Obama and Putin over Syria. In the end, stocks ended little changed as investors did not know which to worry about more. A positive week though: blue chips snapped a month-long decline, while the Nasdaq surged 2 percent.
The monthly jobs report is normally the big mover of the day on Wall Street - but this time it competed with verbal sparring between Presidents Obama and Putin over Syria. In the end, stocks ended little changed as investors did not know which to worry about more. A positive week though: blue chips snapped a month-long decline, while the Nasdaq surged 2 percent. U.S. hiring was softer than expected in August, adding to a summer slowdown, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department. People are so discouraged they gave up search for work, pushing the unemployment rate to 7.3 percent, that's the lowest in 4-1/2 years. Doesn't sound like good news, does it? But it was enough to cast some doubt on whether the Federal Reserve can start slowing bond purchases this month. James Bianco of Bianco Research thinks the Fed is on hold in September, but they can't sit on the fence for long. SOUNDBITE: JAMES BIANCO, PRESIDENT, BIANCO RESEARCH (ENGLISH) SAYING: "If the Fed is going to wait until everything is just right, everything is all in a nice neat package with a bow on it and 'now's the time to taper' that's never going to happen. There's always going to be an issue or two in front of us - whether it's the debt ceiling, or Syria, or it's Obamacare, or it's something else we haven't thought of." Inflation may be on that list in the future if Syria keeps oil prices high. Crude oil closed above $110 a barrel, a more than two-year closing peak. Ford's Alan Mulally has been a star of the auto industry - helping Ford to be the only automaker not to need a bailout during the financial crisis. Sources say he may be planning an earlier than expected exit, but he says he is committed to staying at Ford at least until the end of next year as planned. Some are bouncing his name around as a possible candidate to take over Microsoft. Under his watch, Ford's pick-up truck has a long streak as America's top-selling domestic-made vehicle. Finishing up with Europe: stocks rallied led by a one-percent gain in France.