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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:WATE - MUST COURTESY - AP CLIENTS ONLYPigeon Forge, Tennessee - March 17 - 18, 20131. Various night aerials of wildfire2. Wide of night traffic near wildfire3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Brubaker/ Tourist 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Shannon McCostlin/ Volunteer:5. Mid of night shot of trees with light of fire in background6. SOUNDBITE (English) Patricia Galyon/ Property Owner:7. Various night aerials of wildfireVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A WILDFIRE BURNING IN A RESORT AREA OF EASTERN TENNESSEE'S GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS HAS DESTROYED MORE THAN 30 CABINS SINCE SUNDAY EVENING. OVER 150 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM THE AREA NEAR THE MASSIVE FIRE THAT SPANS 145-ACRES. TOURISTS AND LOCALS ARE HOPING THEIR LOVED ONES GET OUT IN TIME. Soundbite: Mike Brubaker/ TouristMy Stepfather and my oldest son is up there. You're kind of worried, you know. You assume they're okay and you hope that everything will be okay and you hope they don't end up getting evacuated because I am sure they'll little nervous. Soundbite: Shannon McCostlin/ VolunteerIt looks like someone went through there and dropped a bomb on the place. There's LP gas tanks flying everywhere, they're bombs, it's in bad shape. I feel bad for them people.// Yeah, we've been helping people get their personal belongings out of their house, anything valuable to them that means a lot. Because once you lose it, you don't get it back. PATRICIA GALYON OWNS MORE THAN 100 - ACRES IN THE PATH OF THE FIRE AND SAYS SHE'S UNSURE IF HER PROPERTY IS SAFE. Soundbite: Patricia Galyon/ Property OwnerI just don't know if it's any of our property or not and then some of our friends live up that way, and I am just concerned about them. THE AREA IS ALSO HOME TO DOLLY PARTON'S THEME PARK, DOLLYWOOD, BUT OFFICIALS SAY THE SITE WAS NOT THREATENED BY THE FIRE. FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE FIRE IS NOW CONTAINED AND NOT EXPECTED TO SPREAD.(****END****)