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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
SHOTLIST:SOURCE: NHK/NO ACCESS JAPAN1) SOUNDBITE: VOICE OF: ELAINE KURTENBACH/ASSOCIATED PRESS, TOKYOThe quake struck far to the north, just off the coast, not to far from where the quake in March, 2011 struck. But a much weaker quake.W/S SENDAI, JAPAN/December 7, 2012W/S Building shaking3. SOUNDBITE: VOICE OF: ELAINE KURTENBACH/ASSOCIATED PRESS, TOKYO:Police say there's no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck offshore and it was shallow, there wasn't a lot of up and down movement.JAPAN (location unavailable)/December 7, 20124.M/S Man holding little girlSOUNDBITE: (JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION)The shaking lasted for a long time. But I didn't hear any information from the municipality. I decided to evacuate on my own.6. SOUNDBITE: VOICE OF: ELAINE KURTENBACH/ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO"people take these things in stride because there are a lot of quakes and this one, although it struck a pretty wide area and it lasted for quite a long time, the shaking wasn't particularly jolting.JAPAN (location unavailable)/December 7, 20127. W/S Cars evacuatingMORIOKA, JAPAN/December 7, 20128. M/S People panicking in office as earthquake hitsSTORYLINE:Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast. The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday, swaying buildings across much of Japan. There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people were reportedly hurt. After the quake, authorities issued a warning that a tsunami potentially as high as 2 meters (2.2 yards) could hit. Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi, reported that a tsunami of 1 meter (1 yard) hit at 6:02 p.m. (0902 GMT). About two hours after the quake struck, the tsunami warning was cancelled.(****END****)