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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.
Host: What are some unique reception ideas? Kay William: If you are going to have a tropical wedding reception, I think tropical flowers and not many like long vases for your tables outside is perfect, with a few flowers inside, it's going to actually bring up the theme of tropical wedding. For example if you are doing a beach front wedding and you have the green lawn or floor and the background of the blue flowers -- you are having the background of sandy white beaches, get simple flowers because you don't want to take away from that scenery. That's the whole point of having a tropical wedding you don't' want to take it away from the scenery. White tablecloths, tie at the bottom, twist it, maybe some wavering at the bottom to hang it down. You want it to look like a green place like you are actually in a movie, that's the whole key thing. Another thing you can do is; tool, tool outside -- if you are having a nighttime reception in a lot of light, you get gold tool, if you are doing like colors like browns or you can do turquoise something like that. You get some tool that is going to have that back overlay for this wedding outside. That brings out a lot of color, and not only that, it makes a space. So you are outside, yes, but you also have a designated space. So if you are taking pictures, you can actually see these colors flow; you can actually see the themes going by, it's tropical. Anything for beach front, use colors that's going to bring out all the wonderful colors of your wedding, of your bridesmaid dresses, of your floor arrangements; use colors that actually look beautiful on camera. So when you look at the pictures in a day, "Wow! Look at those pictures, look at those colors. “Colors bring out the whole thing, that's the key thing, having unique colors. Don't always use the regular colors, don't' always use ivory, or pink, rather use browns, turquoise that's a unique idea that I like use. Those colors are not used often. People remember those colors, they remembers those beautiful, beautiful colors and that's one. Number two, if you are going to have the reception in the house, rose balls are fine, they are beautiful. What about using still flowers to bring out the light? For example, you have a reception that has, you know, your tables like this and the tables are flowing this way, use simple small cube vases with the narrow leafs around it and you have bush or row of flowers. But you can't color, don't use the color that is going outshine the blind, use colors that people actually say, "That's beautiful with that.” So I will say the unique thing about the whole reception is using the right color, using the right theme; that theme can be if you are doing a tropical one, use the right flowers for it, the whole thing is you have to use the right color; it has got to be special about it. If you get the right color you can definitely make any event look beautiful. That's a unique thing, making sure that the colors are unique. Not so many pinks, not too many yellows, get a unique color. That's what the whole thing is.