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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.
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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.
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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 seasonal hunt has begun in the shops, Christmas cards are scanned for something that's different to greet absent friends." ...
It's a tradition which began in Britain in the 1840's. However in recent years many have chosen to send e cards instead. Now a new App which combines technology and printing aims to help reverse the declining trend. Mike and Linda Thomson are using Touchnote to send family aboard a photo card - made of real paper.
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UPSOUND "The seasonal hunt has begun in the shops, Christmas cards are scanned for something that's different to greet absent friends." It's a tradition which began in Britain in the 1840's. However in recent years many have chosen to send e cards instead. Now a new App which combines technology and printing aims to help reverse the declining trend. Mike and Linda Thomson are using Touchnote to send family aboard a photo card - made of real paper. Within seconds of taking a snap it's re-designed as a greeting card. The following day it's printed and sent on its way. SOUNDBITE: Mike Thomson, Touchnote customer, saying (English): "It shows that you care a bit more, it's just a bit more personable. It's something that family members will stick up on their firesides, put up on the wall and refer back to and appreciate rather than something that's stuck away on a laptop that they never see or open." A recent survey by Royal Mail showed that 80 percent of people prefer traditional cards to e cards. And 25 percent said they would be making a bigger effort to send them this Christmas. Touchnote hopes to sell a record number of cards this year - Raam Thakrar is its co-founder. SOUNDBITE: Raam Thakrar, co-founder Touchnote.com, saying (English): "We communicate in a very digital way but the problem with that is there's a slight lack of substance to it. We don't have things that we can hold, that last forever. What we're doing is bringing something back that does last forever. These are the memories that you will hold forever." Each greeting costs Â£1.49 and you don't even have to provide an address. Using Facebook, the App will notify your friends that you wish to send them a card and prompt them for their address. With more and more people complaining social media is isolating them rather than uniting them, Touchnote believes there'll be signficant demand for this new take on a time-honoured tradition.