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EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
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.
SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta - March 14, 20141. Wide shot of Lisa Bundy and Nastia exiting airport security area, family is seen running toward them2. Medium shot of Lisa Bundy hugging David Bundy3. SOUNDBITE (English) David Bundy, adoptive father: "It's really great to get all of us together. We have been working for this day for a long, long time. And, I can't exactly express how happy I am right now. I don't think it's fully hit me yet."4. Medium of Lisa Bundy hugging adopted son Max5. Close up shot of "Welcome Home Nastia" sign6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lisa Bundy, adoptive mother: "It's a little surreal because you dream about this day for a long, long time and then, it comes, and you're lile, 'Oh my gosh, it's actually here!' Every point of today was something I had looked forward to -- getting on the plane in Kiev, getting on the plane to Atlanta, seeing everybody here."7. Medium shot of Lisa Bundy with adopted daughter Karina, adopted son Max and adopted daughter Alla8. SOUNDBITE (English) Lisa Bundy, adoptive mother: "This is the easy part. The hard part is building a family dynamic. And, you know, getting started on school. And, you know, trying to establish a new normal for them. Their normal ha been an orphanage for, actually -- all of them -- between nine and twelve years. So, this is all new for them. They're learning how to be a part of a family, too."9. Karina, Lisa Bundy, Nastia, David Bundy, Alla and Max pose for a photographSTORYLINE: An Alabama couple and the four children they adopted amid the violence in Ukraine safely reunited Friday in Atlanta's main airport. Montgomery physician Lisa Bundy flew into Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport with her 16-year-old daughter Nastia. Her husband, photographer David Bundy, flew home from the Ukraine capital of Kiev three weeks ago with the three younger children they adopted. "It's a little surreal because you dream about this day for a long, long time and then, it comes, and you're like, `Oh my gosh, it's actually here!' " Lisa Bundy said. "Every point of today was something I had looked forward to _ getting on the plane in Kiev, getting on the plane to Atlanta, seeing everybody here." The family had planned to return together when all four adoptions were completed. But after bullets started flying past their apartment near the protests in Kiev, they decided for safety reasons he should leave with the three children whose adoptions had been completed. "What's next is figuring out how to be a family," she said. "And going back to work. This is the easy part." Nastia's adoption was held up by paperwork problems and a judge's illness. David Bundy said government offices kept operating despite the violence in Independence Square and the tension with Russia, and his wife was finally able to complete Nastia's adoption and obtain the paperwork to travel to the U.S. David Bundy, 47, and his wife, 40, began looking at adoption after not having any children of their own. In the summer of 2013, the couple volunteered with Bridges of Faith, a program that brings orphans from Ukraine to Alabama for a month of cultural enrichment. Through the program, they met Nastia and made plans to adopt her. Later, they met three siblings _ 14-year-old Karina, 11-year-old Max and 9-year-old Alla _ and decided their home could handle four children. The Bundys arrived in Kiev on Nov. 22 and rented an apartment near Independence Square to be close to government offices, shops and restaurants. The protests began in the square about a week before, and dealing with protesters became a daily part of the couple's routine. Bundy said the sound of gunfire and exploding homemade bombs began to frighten the children, and that's when they made the decision to split up. Lisa Bundy and Nastia moved out of the main part of the city for safety while they completed the adoption. A judge approved it March 3, and then they began getting the passport and visa necessary to return home. In Montgomery, David Bundy has been giving the three younger children lessons each day. Some are about America and about improving their English. Others are about how to convert metric units into the U.S. system.(****END****)