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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.
SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP Clients Only New York City, New York - December 28, 20131. Wide of woman shredding document2. Wide pan left of crowd at Times Square3. Mid of woman dropping sheet into trash can4. SOUNDBITE (English) Janet Roman, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Transcript Below)5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Seth Mosler, New Yorker (Transcript Below)6. Couple with "living alone" sign in Times Square7. SOUNDBITE (English) Dan Ernest, Phoenix Arizona (Transcript Below)8.SOUNDBITE (English) Breann Westmore, Phoenix, Arizona (Transcript Below) 9. Various of woman smashing computers on ground10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jody Watkins, New Yorker (Transcript Below) 11. Mid of Johnson family and host12. Tight of CAT Scan sheet13. Brodey Johnson putting envelopes into trash can14. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Johnson, Hendersonville, NC (Transcript Below) 15. Wide of two women giving a "high-five"16. Wide of woman dumping knapsack of papers into trash canVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:"Round of applause....getting rid of clutter."THREE DAYS BEFOR MILLIONS GATHER IN TIMES SQUARE TO RING IN THE A NEW YEAR -- THEY GOT A CHANCE TO SHRED THE BAD MEMORIES AT AN EVENT CALLED "GOOD RIDDANCE DAY."SOUNDBITE: Janet Roman, Fort Wayne, IndianaI wrote goodbye to my 14 year old son's moody attitude."SOUNDBITE: Seth Mosler, New Yorker"I shredded a letter from my mother in law. We had a very bad year and we want to put it to an end and start fresh."2013 IS THE SEVENTH YEAR THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN "KISSING THEIR BAD MEMORIES" GOODBYE.SOUNDBITE: Dan Ernest, Phoenix, Arizona"I've been single and I found her...and she's amazing...and I'm looking forward to us living together and starting a life together."SOUNDBITE: Breann Westmore, Phoenix, Arizona"We've been together for two years....we came together to New York for New Year's Eve....so it's a great time to take that next step."THIS WOMAN WASN'T SHREDDING....SHE WAS SMASHING HER OLD COMPUTERS AND CELL PHONES TO GET RID OF CLUTTER....AND GET PAST HER FEAR OF TECHNOLOGY.SOUNDBITE: Jody Watkins/New Yorker"It was almost like a fervor going through my apartment and collecting as much as I could in a short period of time....there's a real feeling of liberation and freedom."THE EVENT'S GRAND PRIZE WINNER WAS THE JOHNSON FAMILY.THREE YEAR OLD BODEY (BOH-dee) WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER LAST YEAR, BUT IT'S NOW IN REMISSION.SOUNDBITE: Amy Johnson, Hendersonville, North Carolina"this is quite an experience being able to watch him shred all the bills and the CAT scan picture....this is the coolest way to say goodbye to the bad memories."IN A FEW DAYS, EVERYONE CAN GIVE A HIG- FIVE TO START OF 2014.FOR NOW.....2013 IS ALMOST HISTORY!!SIGOUT - Ed Donahue/Associated Press