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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.
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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.
DURATION: 1:06-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:KOMO: Mandatory courtesy "KOMONEWS.COM" Embargo Seattle, Bellingham, Tacoma, Everett, Olympia, Yakima, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, SpokaneOkanogan County, Washington - 21 July, 20141. Various firefighters chopping down trees2. Close, fire on ground3. Wide, helicopters, landscape4. SOUNDBITE (English) Cindi Tonasket, Firefighter (Transcript Below)5. Wide, smoke in trees6. Various, burned-down houses7. SOUNDBITE (English) Pete Buist, Carlton Complex Fire Spokesman (Transcript Below)8. Wide, trees and smoke9. Wide, barn10.SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Larson, Home Threatened By Fire (Transcript Below) 11. Various firefighters, fire, smokeVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:AUTHORITIES IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON SAY CALMER WINDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES COULD HELP THEM FIGHT THE BIGGEST WILDFIRE THAT THE STATE HAS ON RECORD.THE CARLTON COMPLEX OF FIRES HAS BURNED ABOUT 379 SQUARE MILES.AS OF MONDAY, IT WAS ONLY TWO PERCENT CONTAINED.FIREFIGHTING CREWS ARE BEING CAUTIOUS IN THE ROUGH TERRAIN.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Cindi Tonasket, Firefighter"as you can see it's pretty steep and there's a lot of timber, so we're not really wanting to put any hand crews in there."THE FIRE IS BLAMED FOR ONE DEATH.A COUNTY SHERIFF ESTIMATES THAT IT'S DESTROYED 150 HOMES.SOME HOMES WERE BRIEFLY EVACUATED ON MONDAY.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Pete Buist, Carlton Complex Fire Spokesman"there are still lots of homes threatened. Not imminently:26 but there are still places that could burn if the weather gets bad enough."MANY HOMEOWNERS HAVE STRUGGLED TO HOLD THE FLAMES BACK.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Scott Larson, Home Threatened By Fire"When we had power, everything was fine because we couldpump water, but without power now, we're at a real disadvantage."EVEN WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES AND LESS WIND EXPECTED, LIGHTNING IS A THREAT TO START MORE FIRES THIS WEEK.SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.