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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.
"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.
Patrick: I am Patrick Asses of Urchin rock with my partner Zena. We set up for valentine pageant of 2004 and it’s very exciting company, and we might burst some bubbles to what we’ve come to do today.
Female1: Hi, I’m Nicholai, I’m an ASA qualified instructor, but I have been teaching swimming to babies for the last ten years, and I have my own swimming school where some baby swim based on booking shift for last nine years. I have worked with Urchin rock for the last three years doing the baby handling on they’re on tool guides photographic shoots.
Patrick: Urchin rock is a very nice outlet with Zena my partner Zena Holloway, and basically to meet the demand for baby photography underwater, and we set up in 2004, so we’re going to 18 months and the cipher has been very extremely, extremely busy, and besides some fantastic pictures back from the boarders especially America and very exciting.
Female 1: To have your pictures of your baby naked under the water in a natural environment obviously is fantastic, but it also I find sometimes to have pictures of your baby with some different clothes on them. We’ve got selection of very pretty princess dresses and mermaid outfits, and say surround fish for the all the boys as well, space man and elf’s for Christmas. So that’s small thing that parents like to do sometimes is not just dress them up for fun, but it also is dress them up for something specific like a perfect card or a Christmas card greeting which they can use the baby for frontal.
I think primarily as people who have had the underwater swimming experience who want to record that and have it action print because it’s a very special experience when babies are tiny to see them swimming underwater. But the whole family can take part and it sometimes very great to see the photos with Mom, dad, sisters, and brothers that do these things together. So it’s for anybody, any ages, and any babies any ages and the children in any ages right away through to the parents. Baby start needs to swim any distance and the fact many of them can’t really swim a vast amount of distance. They need to be familiar and with going onto the water.
Baby swimming classes will build only dive reflex which in most babies are born with, and what will happen in a baby swimming classes is that the will encourage them to learn by repetition of key phases and also physical and cues. Which will encourage them to learn to hold their breath and allow them underwater we see that as a fundamental power of being able to participate in one of the shifts? So they do need to have done some sort of swimming. Children get huge benefits some fun after swimming. They absolutely love to be able to be independent in the water, and just seeing them in normal pools and having a great time. You know how much joy and love to swim in the hole.
So it’s a great benefit for them to be a student, and then swimming in front of the camera there are many children that love to show off and put across she was on and get really involve with the whole dressing up fun doing the whole shoot process.
Patrick: The babies are actually more naturally and will actually move so it is this a natural environment you caught them in there. And some you just see them relax. They caught your hand at that and it really is amazing, much at here.
Female 1: And the water that we used is always warm, so it’s really comfortable fun to swim. Babies don’t like cold water, and so as parents they relax, and they look happy in the environment.
Female 2: This is little Zach and I’m Sophie. Oh well, we hesitate to have them some under water photographs taken and we have happen taken before and that absolutely peaceful and some stunning photographs I have ever seen. So I’ve got so before we taught definitely have another season then full Zach let me hold her.
And Zach started on full turn swimming when he is about nine months old we did an intensive long calls. On the first day Zach with soft action which is quite scary since that week sometimes we’ve been done 10 times swimming once a week, and for Aubrey Anna, Zach loves being in the water and he also love having his photograph taken.
Swimming today was absolutely fantastic though underwater shots were just amazing and then Zach enjoy every moment of it. So when we got to full him so eager just jump in that he couldn’t wait and in fact some if I have to hold him back he would have just launched himself of the site. Zach really enjoys his self-today and jumped and I think were definitely going to gain something in a couple of days.
Female 3: My name is Azka and this is Doggie and he is nine and half months old. Doggie has been swimming for a lot of time with Mickey Mouse, so with lessons and the suit he is currently in, so he can swim on underwater for a little bit. Today we really enjoy that I’d like to see how much Doggie and anywhere to just very unique, and opportunity to capture so I request a shot time. He is enabling of being this stage for where as you are one of them just secure it to capture. When Doggie went underwater, go by to see, he enjoyed that, I think he came up smiling and yes it should be good. I can’t wait to see them.
Female 4: Hi, there I’m Lucy and this is Jaydon we call him Jay-Jay. It just time when we come to have some underwater photos taken. I think they’re so original, and the ones that we’ve got already in the house everybody comes steady everyone that comes into the house goes straight to the portrait and we do have a lot of portraits in room and they just stand out.
Katherine: I’m Katherine and this is Oliver and he is one year old. And I’d like to have an underwater photograph of Oliver and we had absolutely amazing and just really excited when we get great opportunity to capture them swimming underwater great. Yes, we have had an underwater face craft taken at Christmas time. Let me dress him up we have a Santa to name and James got for the Christmas card which is great and every thought was amazing to save such unique coat of all to swim underwater.
Female 3: The drivers are really good, isn’t that?
Female 4: And they love it. Enjoy their selves.
Female 3: Yes. Have a great time under the water.
Female 4: She get cranky, good pages after that. I think its nice should be cracking.
Female 3: Yes. We’re ready looking forward to it since I’ve been reading my mind.