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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.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CYNTHIA MARIE JOHNSON ROBINSON, PLAINTIFF, SAYING: "He would smoke every day, you know, he'd get up ...
in the morning, go in the bathroom, shower, smoke." Cynthia Johnson
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(SOUNDBITE) (English) CYNTHIA MARIE JOHNSON ROBINSON, PLAINTIFF, SAYING: "He would smoke every day, you know, he'd get up in the morning, go in the bathroom, shower, smoke." Cynthia Johnson remembers her late husband's smoking habits well. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CYNTHIA MARIE JOHNSON ROBINSON, PLAINTIFF, SAYING: "I'm not around him at work, but if I show up, some days, he'd smoking. But at night, he's smoking. He lights a cigarette off of a cigarette." Michael Johnson died of lung cancer in 1996. Now, with the help of her attorneys, Cynthia is getting compensated for her loss. A Florida jury has awarded her $23 billion in a wrongful death lawsuit against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker. Cynthia claimed that the company conspired to conceal the dangers and addictive nature of its products. Her attorney, Willie Gary, says the verdict sends a message. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WILLIE GARY, ATTORNEY, SAYING: "You just can't lie to people. You can't deceive people. You can't withhold information. And above all, you can't lie to them and then if they believe you and your lies, you blame them. Well, it was judgment day and it caught up with RJ Reynolds Tobacco." Lawyers for the tobacco company could not immediately be reached for comment. But one high-ranking official told the New York Times that the company planned to challenge quote "this runaway verdict." Such industry appeals are often successful. In fact, lawyers with expertise in jury awards said the $23 billion judgment is likely be rejected on appeal or reduced substantially. Still, it's a big step for Cynthia. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CYNTHIA MARIE JOHNSON ROBINSON, PLAINTIFF, SAYING: "I will not stop until I am pleased. And we did just that, Mr. Gary and Mr. Chestnut and of course God."