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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.
The ongoing courtship between telecom giants T-Mobile US and Sprint has been given a sudden jolt by a French upstart. Iliad ...
has now made a bid of its own for T-Mobile US, offering $15 billion in cash for just over half the company. This paves the way for a battle with Sprint's owner SoftBank, who's been in talks to buy T-Mobile US for months. But that merger has been stalled by the American communications watchdog.
The ongoing courtship between telecom giants T-Mobile US and Sprint has been given a sudden jolt by a French upstart. Iliad has now made a bid of its own for T-Mobile US, offering $15 billion in cash for just over half the company. This paves the way for a battle with Sprint's owner SoftBank, who's been in talks to buy T-Mobile US for months. But that merger has been stalled by the American communications watchdog. Regulators have made it clear they don't want to see further consolidation at the top of the industry - and this is where Iliad may have the edge. The discount mobile carrier is said to believe its bid is unlikely to involve an anti-trust investigation since it wouldn't change the number of companies operating in the US. Still, some say Iliad's billionaire founder Xavier Niel could be reaching beyond his scope. Reuters Breakingviews' Quentin Webb. SOUNDBITE: Quentin Webb, Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews., saying (English): "Well it's a sort of step change for him. He has already transformed French mobile with a very low cost offer and built sort of 13% market share in just a couple of years. But the US is a much bigger market. He's sort of straining at the seams to kind of raise the financing to do this, and taking on SoftBank, which is already intending to merge the unit with its own Sprint." Iliad plummeted as much as 13% when its offer was announced - the stock's biggest drop in eight years. Many traders say the French firm's price for T-Mobile US is too low to be considered seriously. But, according to Titan Investment's Darren Sinden, this is a win-win situation for Iliad. SOUNDBITE: Darren Sinden, Titan Investment., saying (English): "So Iliad, why not, they're innovative, they're cheeky, they've put something on the table. If they get it, they'll have done very well. If not, they've really not lost anything and they'll have raised the profile considerably by making a bid, and no doubt they'll have another target in mind in due course." Whether its audacious move proves successful or not, Iliad's actions could encourage other foreign telecoms to take a closer look at the lucrative US market, giving the sector a real shake-up.