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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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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
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.
Wall Street marched in place one day after stocks surged to levels never seen before. The Dow and S&P 500 trended lower, while the Nasdaq crept slightly higher. Economic signals pointing to incremental improvement: Business activity in the Mid-Atlantic states expanded this month at the fastest pace in over two years, sales of previously owned homes unexpectedly surged in August to a peak not reached since early 2007, and a separate gauge of future economic activity strengthened more than forecast. The only questionable piece of data - weekly jobless claims, which continue to be impacted by a switch to new software. Gold is sending its own signal. The precious metal had its biggest rally in 15 months as investors bet the Fed's buying strategy will ultimately heat up inflation. It's settlement day at JP Morgan Chase. The bank agreed to two different groups of fines or settlements totaling 1.3 billion dollars. The biggest chunk is tied to bad trades now known as the London Whale, which the bank originally tried to pass off as no big deal, but now admits to making "mistakes." The smaller amount relates to unfair credit card billing practices. Shares were under pressure with the bank's legal and regulatory problems far from over. From one bank to another - Wells Fargo sending out 1,800 pink slips to workers in its mortgage unit. The largest mortgage lender in the U.S. cutting back on staff as demand for home loans cool. Tesla could beat expectations for how much money it makes on each electric car it sells; that's the view of Deutsche Bank, which raised its price target on the stock. The upbeat forecast send shares of Tesla to a record high. In Europe, investors were less jubilant about Fed strategy but stocks were up nonetheless.