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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.
Any resemblance to persons living or dead was purely intentional. That prompted one real person to sue the producers of Dog ...
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Speaker: What you are about to see is true. It happened in Brooklyn, New York on August 22, 1972. It was a bad afternoon for John and Sal. They tried to rob a Brooklyn bank but found that they weren't very good at it, so did the rest of the New York City. As police negotiated for the release of these hostages, they even brought John's wife to the bank. No, not his wife Carmen.
Female Speaker: It's late already by the time I find out it's just you and Sal, I mean, I can't get a babysitter. What am I going to do?
Speaker: But another women, another man actually, a male transvestyte who also married John in a private ceremony. New Yorkers watch the soap opera on live television. All of these was very embarrassing for John. But at least they got Al Pacino to play him in the movies.
Irwin Cramer: Carmen wasn't as pleased with her portrayal, so she sued the Producers for invasion of privacy, claiming that they cast her in a false light. The studio moved to dismissed this invasion of privacy claim arguing that at the very least they change the name of her character. But would this be enough of a defense to Carmen's lawsuit.
According to the New York Supreme Court, it was a defense under New York Law, as long as they use fictitious names. You can't sue for invasion of privacy just because you didn't like your portrayal.
Carmen lost her lawsuit, but her impact lives on in Hollywood. From now on most movies come with a disclaimer. For the Legal Television Network, I am Irwin Kramer.