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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
SHOTLIST:ABC POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - 22 July 20141. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Senator Rob Portman / (R) Ohio"For Bob McDonald and for Diane (ph), this is not about a job. This is about a mission. And he has answered the call before to serve his country. He is prepared to make the sacrifices to do that again and to focus like a laser on these problems in a nonpartisan way to create the kind of service that our veterans so richly deserve. I hope that you will see fit to send him to the floor with a strong vote and we can get his leadership at a V.A. that needs it badly."2. White Flash3. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Robert McDonald / Veteran's Affairs Nominee"The seriousness of this moment demands action. And, if confirmed, I pledge to the committee and to our nation's veterans to take a series of immediate actions over the first 90 days to deliver the needed reforms our veterans deserve. I will put the veteran at the center of everything that we do, consistent with our mission." 4. White Flash5. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Robert McDonald / Veteran's Affairs Nominee"I desperately want this job, because I think I can make a difference. I think that my entire career, whether it was starting at West Point, being in the 82nd Airborne Division, being at the Procter & Gamble Company, one of the most admired companies in the world, for 33 years, has prepared me for this task. As I said in my prepared remarks, I think there's no higher calling. And this is an opportunity for me to make a difference in the lives of the veterans who I care so deeply about. If not me, who?"STORYLINE:President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.VA nominee Robert McDonald appears headed to easy confirmation. The path for the veterans' bill is decidedly rockier.The Senate approved a bill last month authorizing $35 billion through 2016 to build new clinics, hire doctors and make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to get outside care. The House passed a similar bill. Since then, however, lawmakers have balked at the price tag.The Senate committee's chairman, Bernie Sanders, called negotiations with the House "very tough," but said he hopes Congress can agree before adjourning in August.