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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.
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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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SHOTLIST:SOCHI OLYMPICS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE - AP CLIENTS ONLYVolgograd, Russia - January 20, 20141. Wide shot of train arriving at stationRU-RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIASochi, Russia - January 3, 20142. Wide shot of mountain in Sochi3. Wide shot of Vladimir Putin getting off ski liftMANDATORY COURTESY: STEVE ROSENBERG/BBC - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - Date unknown4. Various pans on still image of twin toiletsRU-RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIASochi, Russia -- January 3, 20145. Aerials of Olympic villiageMANDATORY COURTESY: STEVE ROSENBERG/BBC - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - Date unknown6. Still image of twin toiletsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMoscow - January 22, 20147. Tight shot of print-out of toilets sitting on public bench8. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Irina Grigorieva, Moscow resident (transcript below)MANDATORY COURTESY: STEVE ROSENBERG/BBC - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - Date unknown9. Still image of twin toiletsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMoscow - January 22, 201410. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Irina Grigorieva, Moscow resident (transcript below)MANDATORY COURTESY: STEVE ROSENBERG/BBC - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - Date unknown11. Still image of twin toiletsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMoscow - January 22, 201412. Wide shot of reporter showing couple picture of toilets13. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Arkady Kolin, Moscow resident (transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - January 5, 201414. Wide shot of Vladimir Putin and others walking around facilitiesRU-RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIASochi, Russia -- January 3, 201415. Aerials of Olympic villiageMANDATORY COURTESY: STEVE ROSENBERG/BBC - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - Date unknown16. Still image of twin toiletsVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:IF YOU'RE TRAVELLING TO SOCHI FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS -- YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE NOTE OF SOME CULTURAL DIFFERENCES...SPECIFICALLY IN THIS CASE.. THE BATHROOMS.THIS CURIOUS COMMODE.. THIS LUDICRUIS LAVATORY.. THIS TERRIFYING PAIR OF POTTIES: IS INSIDE THE BIATHALON CENTER.A REPORTER FOR THE B-B-C SNAPPED A PHOTO.. AND IT'S RAISING A LOT OF EYEBROWS.SOUNDBITE (Russian) Irina Grigorieva, Moscow resident"No, this can't be true. This is a kind of joke."THE TANDEM TOILET IS APPARENTLY COMMON IN SOME RUSSIAN SOCCER STADIUMS.BUT CLEARLY EVEN SOME LOCALS FIND IT UNUSUAL.SOUNDBITE (Russian) Irina Grigorieva, Moscow resident"A joke…look at that. I think this is merely someone's joke, in reality this is impossible."BUT IT'S NO JOKE.. INDEPENDENT REPORTS CONFIRM THE EXISTENCE OF A BATHROOM STALL WITH TWO TOILETS.SOUNDBITE (Russian) Arkady Kolin, Moscow resident"Someone should ask the architect what kind of interesting idea he had in mind, yes."SO FAR.. OFFICIALS FROM THE SOCHI GAMES HAVEN'T MADE ANY OFFICIAL COMMENT ABOUT THE LAVATORIES.MUCH LIKE BATHROOM ETIQUETTE... TALK.. IS BEING KEPT TO A BARE MINIMUM.ROBERT BUMSTED.. ASSOCIATED PRESS.