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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.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPhoenix, Arizona - August 8, 20141. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs:"I'm convinced that the vast majority of VA employees serve veterans with passion and with purpose. They deliver outstanding results everyday. That said, I'll see to it that employees who have violated the trust of veterans, or of the department, are held accountable."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs:"But as you know, veterans also told me that they're waiting too long to be seen, and that's simply unacceptable. We are committed to solve this problem and to give veterans the care that they so richly deserve." 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs:"We're going to take this crisis, this challenging moment in time, and turn it into an opportunity to transform Veterans Affairs into the most effective health care system in the world." 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs:"The veteran population, demographically, is changing so quickly. People are moving to Phoenix, you all know that, that's the reason there's such a demand here. We've got to be able to forecast that, as I said in my prepared remarks, and we've got to be able to react more quickly to it." STORYLINE:Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visited a VA hospital Friday for the first time since taking over the embattled agency last month, meeting with veterans and health care providers and vowing to restore trust in the organization.Reports that dozens of people died while waiting to see a doctor and that employees covered up long wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital helped touch off a national firestorm over veteran care. The former VA secretary was forced to resign, and President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a $16.3 billion law to overhaul the department. McDonald said his visit to the Phoenix hospital was the first of what would be many across the country in the next few months.The department announced Friday that it has initiated independent reviews of its scheduling and access practices to compare the VA hospitals' performance with that of other health care systems. The review will be carried out by The Joint Commission, a health care accrediting body.