Monthly Archives: September 2011

Michael Jackson’s Manslaughter Trial

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Today marks the start of Michael Jackson’s manslaughter trial, and CBS News has provided a live feed that will be exclusively dedicated to the daily testimony. Courtroom junkies will definitely want to stay tuned for the next month as the Prosecution seeks to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Dr. Murray administered the  fatal dose of Propofol. If convicted, he faces 4 years in prison.

Be sure to join the crowd to get notified when the trial is LIVE on Ustream!

Check out our Facebook album of opening arguments here.

Events Calendar for the Week of 9/26

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——– Monday, Sept. 26 ——–

Tim Halperin in Jail!
Monday-Tuesday
Why is season 10 American Idol alum Tim Halperin locking himelf in ‘jail’ for two days? The stunt, which kicked off Monday morning at 3am PT/6am ET, is to protest American Idol’s decree that he can’t embark on his solo career until his contract officially ends on Monday. He’s locked up until Tuesday, when he’ll officially launch his solo album with a live performance! Stay tuned as he entertains passers by and sings for people on the street! [clear here]

Bertolli Frozen Soup Launch
5pm PT/8pm ET
Bertolli is launching their new frozen soup with chef Fabio Viviani on Monday night! You can tune in and ask him questions by using the hash tag #bertolli. [clear here]

Battlefield 3 Early Deployment Tournament
5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET
GameSpot is hosting a 48-player beta tournament at their headquarters for the new Battlefield 3! See all the players duke it out live and test out all the new features of the game. [clear here]

Ricki Lake Behind-the-Scenes on Dancing with the Stars
8:15pm PT/11:15pm ET
It’s Monday night, and that means Ricki Lake is going live from the set of Dancing with the Stars after the show concludes. Check in with her to see how she’s faring after weeks of blisters, sore muscles, and drama! [clear here]
——– Tuesday, Sept. 27 ——–

Mally Beauty
5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal is always a blast when she goes live on Ustream, sharing her favorite products from her makeup line, tips and tricks for looking her best, and even a shoe segment! Be sure to tune in for lots of fun with Mally and her team. [clear here]
——– Wednesday, Sept. 28 ——–

Charity: Water 5th Anniversary September Campaign
4pm PT/7pm ET
Charity: Water has already helped bring clean drinking water to two million people around the world, and this month they invested in new equipment, including a drilling rig fleet, that will help them drill an additional 80 wells a year. Join them for a 5th anniversary celebration to celebrate how much work has been done. [clear here]
——– Friday, Sept. 30 ——–

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 4-Day Teaching on Nagarjuna’s “In Praise of Dhammadhatu”
9pm PT/12am ET
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be live giving a four-day teaching on Nagarjuna’s “In Praise of Dhammadhatu” at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India. His Holiness will be speaking in Tibetan followed by an English Translation. [clear here]
——– Saturday, Oct. 1 ——–

WildEarth: Operation Migration
12pm PT/3pm ET
Get ready to see the most amazing sight ever: a small aircraft leading a flock of endangered  Whooping cranes south for their inaugural migration. The migration is set to kick off on Saturday, and can take up to 90 days to complete. This will be the 11th year that Operation Migration has led the journey, and in total they have flown 12,850 miles with the birds and helped bring them back from the brink of extinction. [clear here]

EPIX HD Chat with Seth MacFarlane
12pm PT/3pm ET
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will join EPIX for a live chat where he’ll touch on his inspiration for Peter Griffin (the answer may surprise you), why he prefers animation to working with actors, and who his influences and inspirations are. Don’t miss it! [clear here]

Dish Network and Blockbuster Press Conference

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This Friday, September 23, Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton and Blockbuster President Michael Kelly will be LIVE on Ustream to introduce what they are calling the ‘most comprehensive entertainment package ever.’ With Netflix’ popularity in decline after a series of missteps and price hikes, Dish Network and Blockbuster are poised to offer an alternative streaming solution for dissatisfied customers. The announcement should be an interesting one, so be sure to tune in here.

And now, we want to hear you sound off: would you consider nixing Netflix for a new Dish Network/Blockbuster streaming service?

UFC 135 Week on Ustream!

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This might just be the biggest UFC event on Ustream ever. Just check out the lineup of (8 FREE) live events we have leading up to the big fight between Jon Jones and Quentin “Rampage” Jackson on Saturday, September 24! [clear here]

Live Chat with Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos
Tuesday, 9/20 at 3pm PT/6pm ET [clear here]

Live UFC Chat with Jason “Mayhem” Miller
Wednesday, 9/21 at 10am PT/1pm ET [clear here]

UFC 135 Pre-Presser
Wednesday, 9/21 at 11am PT/2pm ET

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Live UFC Chat with Michael Bisping
Thursday, 9/22 at 10am PT/1pm ET

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UFC Chat with Rashad Evans
Friday, 9/23 at 10am PT/1pm ET

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UFC 135 Fight Club Q&A Hosted by Rashad Evans
Friday, 9/23 at 1pm PT/4pm ET

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UFC 135 Official Weigh-Ins
Friday, 9/23 at 3pm PT/6pm ET

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HeavyMMA Presents “Fight Day” Live from UFC 135
Saturday, 9/24 at 2pm PT/5pm ET [clear here]

UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Saturday, 9/24 at 6pm PT/9pm ET

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Weekly Events Calendar 9/19

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——– Monday, Sept. 19 ——–

LAUNCH: California Academy of Sciences Penguins 3 Ways
Today marks the official launch of the California Academy of Sciences 3-way African Penguin cam. You’ll be able to watch the birds swim, dive, flirt, nest and relax from any one of three live views. Be sure to tune in daily at 10:30am and 3:00pm PT when Academy biologists answer questions from visitors during meal time. [clear here]

Ricki Lake Live Chat After Dancing with the Stars
8:45pm PT/11:45pm ET
Fresh off filming the latest episode of DWTS, Ricki Lake will let her hair down (and take off her dancing shoes) in the Green Room to chat with fans. If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about what it’s like to try and dance professionally, you definitely won’t want to miss this!
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——– Tuesday, Sept. 20 ——–

PGA Tour Pressers
7am PT/10am ET
Catch live press conferences with Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, and  PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, who will announce the winner of the Payne Stewart Award. [clear here]

Hellman’s Chicken Challenge
9am PT/12pm ET
Hellmann’s hosts a live head-to-head chicken challenge to help moms diversify their dinner routine. Think mock Iron Chef style cooking challenge. [clear here]
What’s Trending
10am PT/1pm ET
Join Shira Lazar and her regular crew for an all-new episode of What’s Trending! The show tackles all of the hottest topics in news, technology, entertainment, and beyond, and invites some amazing guests to the studio as well! [clear here]

Stupid for Dexter Season 6 Preview
6pm PT/9pm ET
Our favorite “Stupid for…” show is back! Dexter junkies, you won’t want to miss this sneak preview of Season 6 of the popular Showtime series. Hosts Kat and Mandy will dish out all the deets about new cast members and speculate on plot spoilers. [clear here]
——– Wednesday, 9/21 ——–

Tom’s Of Maine Wicked Fresh Chat with Gabrielle Bernstein
6pm PT/9pm ET
Join ‘Spirit Now’ author, motivational speaker, and life coach Gabrielle Bernstein for an engaging, “wicked fresh” conversation with Toms of Maine. [clear here]
Bon Jovi “Live” from Lisbon
5pm PT/8pm ET
Make sure to watch “Bon Jovi: Live From Lisbon”, the stream of Bon Jovi’s last show of the 2011 tour performed in Lisbon, Portugal on July 31st! The legendary performance will stream at three times on the 21st so that fans worldwide can rock out! For all times and a complete schedule, check their channel page. [clear here]

——– Thursday, 9/22 ——–

Princeton Health Chat: Options in Bariatric Surgery
Princeton Health professionals go live to answer your questions about options in Bariatric surgery. [clear here]
——– Friday, 9/23 ——–

Blythe Raw
12pm PT/3pm ET
Blythe Metz, the raw food goddess is cooking up something special every Friday at 12pm PT. From raw fudge to no-meat tacos, she’s got the answer for everyone who says, “eating healthy tastes gross.” Hint: it doesn’t have to! [clear here]

Rico Love Chat with Cherlise
8pm PT/11pm ET
Artist, songwriter, and producer Rico Love will be live with his new artist Cherlise from the studio on Friday for a chat with fans. With her single featuring Lil Wayne dropping soon, Cherlise is poised to take the hip hop and R&B world by storm. To find out what she has planned, be sure to tune in! [clear here]
——– Saturday, 9/24 ——–

UFC 135: Jones v. Rampage
6pm PT/9pm ET
Don’t miss the pre-fight action with Heavy MMA, followed by the official UFC PPV event–the headlining fight will pit light heavyweight Jon Jones against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. [clear here]
——– Sunday, 9/24 ——–

Eckhart Tolle Live Meditation
1pm PT/4pm ET
Want to meditate with the man who has been called “the most spiritually influential person in the world”? Well, lucky you, you’ll get a chance to do just that when the German-born spiritial leader leads the world in a live meditation on Ustream.

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Emmys All-Access This Weekend!

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On Sunday, September 18th, the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmys kick off in Los Angeles, and Ustream will be live with exclusive coverage starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. From the Red Carpet, to backstage madness, to the ET Afterparty, we’ll have you covered all night! Read on for a full schedule:

Emmys Red Carpet by PopSugar
3pm PT/6pm ET
Our partners at PopSugar will be LIVE from the Red Carpet talking to all your favorite stars and capturing them in all their finery. Get a first look at what Blake Lively is wearing (it’ll probably be fabulous), chat with the adorable cast of Glee, and catch a glimpse of hottie Alexander Skaarsgaard (and whoever else floats your boat) as they make their way down the carpet.

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Emmys Backstage
4pm PT/7pm ET
The Academy will also be covering all the action during the ceremony–from backstage. Enjoy the privilege of being a fly on the wall as presenters primp, pace, and wring their sweaty palms before taking the stage, and the winners leave the stage with their 100-watt grins. [clear here]

ET-Insider Emmys After Party
8pm PT/11pm ET
The real fun starts after the awards are over–when stars head over to the hottest ticket in town–the ET After-Party. While we can’t necessarily guarantee table-dancing or celebrity hook-ups caught on camera, there are sure to be some interesting conversations going on you won’t want to miss, so be sure to tune in!

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Weekly Events Calendar 9/12

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Headlining Events:

24 Hours of Reality
Wednesday, September 14 at 5pm PT-Thursday, September 15 at 5pm PT
Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project is bringing together influential voices from all over the planet for 24 Hours of Reality. In the words of the Climate Reality Website: “The goal of 24 Hours of Reality is to focus the world’s attention on the full scope and scale of the climate crisis, once and for all dispelling doubt and putting the issue front and center in public consciousness.”

The history-making live event will include experts and locals from every time zone at exactly 7pm local time, so the complete picture of how climate change is affecting every region will emerge by the end of the journey. Be sure to tweet with #reality and spread the word! [clear here]

TechCrunch Disrupt SF
Monday – Wednesday
TechCrunch Disrupt engages hackers, entrepreneurs, innovative companies and products and anyone who is generally “disrupting” their industry. Disrupt SF is following in the wake of the highly successful Disrupt NYC, so be sure to tune in for 3 days of panels, startups, special guests, and more! [clear here]

Rugby World Cup Games
The Rugby World cup is on Ustream! All games are PPV.
Tuesday at 7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET: Samoa vs. Namibia
Tuesday at 10pm PT/Wednesday at 1am ET: Tonga vs. Canada
Wednesday at 12:30am PT/3:30am ET: Scotland vs. Georgia
Friday at 1am PT/4am ET: New Zealand vs. Japan
Friday at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET: Argentina vs. Romania
Friday at 11pm PT/Saturday at 2am ET: South Africa vs. Fiji
Saturday at 1:30am PT/4:30am ET: Australia vs. Ireland
Saturday at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET: Wales vs. Samoa
Saturday at 11pm PT/Sunday at 2am ET: England vs. Georgia
Sunday at 1:30am PT/4:30am ET: France vs. Canada [clear here]

——– Monday, Sept. 12 ——–

Mayweather Star Studded Fighter Appearance
5:15pm PT/8:15pm ET
See all eight PPV fighters together in the same room for the only time before Saturday’s Mega fight. Floyd Mayweather, Victor Ortiz, Canelo Alvarez, Alfonso Gomez, Erik Morales, Pablo Cesar Cano, Jessie Vargas and Josesito Lopez will all be in attendance for the appearance. [clear here]
Nintendo 3DS Conference
8pm PT/11pm ET
See the Nintendo 3DS Conference live from the Tokyo Game Show to catch the expected unveiling of the Nintendo handheld’s new Expansion Slide Pad. [clear here]
——– Tuesday, Sept. 13 ——–

PGA Tour Press Conferences
10am PT/1pm ET
Tune in to see a live PGA Tour Press conference with pro golfer Webb Simpson. [clear here]
Husbands Launch and Q&A
6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET
See the launch of the all-new, Web-only TV series “Husbands,” created by former Buffy writer Jane Espenson. The show gives the “Mad About You” treatment to a gay coping with the inherent (and universal) challenges of newly married life. [clear here]
Gabby Bernstein Spirit Junkie Launch
7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET
Author, motivation speaker, and spiritual guru Gabby Bernstein is going live to discuss the release of her upcoming book, “Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. The book is being published this Fall by Random House. [clear here]
——– Wednesday, Sept. 14 ——–

MTV Rap Fix Live One Year Anniversary
1pm PT/4pm ET
MTV Rap Fix is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the first anniversary of the show, which has featured exclusive, in-depth interviews with some of hip-hop’s most influential voices. [clear here]

Judge Lynn Divorce Court
5pm PT/8pm ET
If you always thought Judge Lynn’s Divorce court should be getting the “Live” treatment, this will be your lucky day. Tune in to ask the world’s most famous judge (in our eyes anyway) what it’s like sitting on the longest-running court TV show of all time. [clear here]
——– Thursday, Sept. 15 ——–

GE Healthymagination: Cancer
6am PT/9am ET
GE’s Ask Anything programming brings together today’s leading innovative thinkers. Thursday’s show will be an open forum for viewers to ask questions about Cancer from leading experts, including treatment and prevention. [clear here]

Frito Lay Tastes from Home
3pm PT/6pm ET
Frito-Lay Executive Chef Stephen Kalil will discuss the inspiration behind their lineup of Lay’s Regional Flavored potato chips and cook three recipes from Frito-Lay fans across the country – recipes that remind them of home. Tune in for some tasty live viewing. [clear here]
Acuvue Chat with Sterling Knight
4pm PT/7pm ET
It’s Sterling Knight’s turn to sit in the hot-seat with Acuvue and answer questions from fans all over the country! The actor, comedian, singer, and all-around heartthrob will be candidly discussing his life in the limelight. [clear here]

Staind Live Album Release and Charity Show Benefiting 9/11 Victims
6pm PT/9pm ET
Since Staind’s latest album release happened to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the band wanted to use the attention to show support for the families of 9/11 victims. They set the ticket price at just $9.11 and will also be streaming the event live on Ustream for those who can’t make it. Tune in to show your support for a wonderful cause. [clear here]

——– Friday, Sept. 16 ——–

GSeries FIT Chat with Keri Peterson
11am PT/2pm ET
Dr. Keri Peterson will be the final guest on GSeries FIT to answer your questions about health & fitness. [clear here]
Blythe Raw
12pm PT/3pm ET
Raw foodie and extraordinary chef Blythe Metz is cooking up something yummy on Ustream every Friday at noon! Be sure to tune in to see how she makes raw food just as delicious as it is healthy! [clear here]
——– Saturday, Sept. 17 ——–

Amy Roloff Charity Foundation
5pm PT/8pm ET
Amy Roloff of the hit TLC show “Little People, Big World” will be live on Ustream with her namesake charity: The Amy Roloff Charity Foundation–an organization founded to help children dealing with mental, physical, emotional, and economic challenges. Join her as she goes live from the road to show you snippets of her daily life and the cause closest to her heart. [clear here]

——– Sunday, Sept. 18 ——–

Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Show
9am PT/12pm ET
Every Sunday will be Fantasy Football day on Ustream! Our friends at Yahoo Sports will have all the expert advice you need to make intelligent, and ultimately lucrative decisions about your own Fantasy Football league this year. [clear here]
Emmys Backstage Live!
4pm PT/7pm ET
Sunday’s Emmys are sure to be an exciting, star-studded event, and Ustream has all the backstage access! Be sure to tune in to see your favorite stars on the fly! [clear here]

Remembering September 11th: 10 Years Later

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It’s been 10 years since the terrorist attacks of 2001, and although the history of the post-9/11 era is still being written, this Sunday, September 11, 2011 will be a time of quiet reflection for many who remember the events of that terrible day. Join our content partners for programming that will inspire, enlighten, and honor the memory of those lost.

Face to Face: Secretary Norman Mineta via the Smithsonian
September 10 at 11am PT/2pm ET
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American program hosts a discussion with former US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta. He will discuss his life and the events and impact of September 11, 2011. [clear here]

9/11: America Remembers on CBS News
Sunday at 5:00am PT/8:00am ET
From memorial ceremonies in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., CBS News will present live coverage of the events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center. Scott Pelley will anchor the coverage. [clear here]

Ten Years After 9/11: The Legal Landscape of the “War on Terror”
September 14 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET
Duke Law Professors Curtis Bradley, Mary Dudziak, Charles Dunlap, and Neil Siegel will consider how the law governing the “war on terrorism” has evolved during the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. They will discuss such topics as the military detention or trial of alleged terrorists, habeas corpus review, and coercive interrogation. [clear here]

Staind NYC Concert to Benefit the Families of 9/11 Victims
September 15 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
As the release of our new Staind album coincides with the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the band wanted to use the attention to make the point that there is still much work for all of us to do to help support the families of the 9/11 victims. Tickets to the event are only $9.11 and it will be live on Ustream for those who can’t make it in person. [clear here]

Ustream Presents: The Potted Plant Owl

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[clear here] How do a pair of Eagle Owls get embroiled in a legal battle and end up nesting in a potted plant?! Well, it’s an interesting story…

Three years ago Allan and Tracy noticed a strange thing: a mating pair of owls had suddenly set up shop in a potted plant on the balcony of their Johannesburg, South African condo. They discovered the owls had been forced to move in response to housing development destroying their natural habitat, a nearby greenbelt and wetland area. Allan and Tracy decided to take up their cause, and the owls became somewhat of a sensation in 2009 due to the housing developer’s ongoing efforts to build on the wetlands. A petition was circulated which ended up garnering over 27,000 signatures to stop the housing developers from continuing with their destruction of the nearby wetlands, and a court ruled in July of this year that the developers would have to cease and desist. But now, the developers are appealing the original court decision, and everything could be lost again.

The owls settled in starting in late August and have since laid 3 eggs, which will hatch after about a 30-day incubation period. Viewers are encouraged to check out the owls and sign the online petition to encourage the courts to uphold the original ruling.

Check out mama sitting on her nest right here.

Weekly Events Calendar 9/6

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——– Tuesday, 9/6 ———

Floyd Mayweather Media Workout
2:45pm PT/5:45pm ET
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is inviting Ustream viewers to take a peek inside his Las Vegas gym to see his media workout live! Catch all the action as the six-time world champion trains for his upcoming fight with Victor Ortiz. [clear here]

Acuvue Chat with Charice
4pm PT/7pm ET
Acuvue Contact Lenses is bringing you another all-access celebrity chat on Ustream! Today the guest is Charice. The recording artist and actress will be live answering fan questions about everything from fame on Youtube, to being dubbed ‘The Most Talented Girl in the World’ by Oprah Winfrey! [clear here]

No Labels Town Hall with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET
Tired of the constant partisan bickering on Capitol Hill? Join Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, and the founders of NoLabels.org for a national town hall that will address, among other issues, how to stop the hyper-partisanship plaguing Washington and how to set in motion an upward spiral of confidence in our economy and our politics. [clear here]

——– Wednesday, 9/7 ——–

Presidential Debate Spin Room
7am PT/10am ET
As part of Ustream’s ongoing Campaign 2012 coverage, America Speaks will be traveling to all the presidential debates and forums interviewing the candidates and giving viewers a chance to interact with them one-on-one. Don’t miss this chance to get to know the candidates live! [clear here]

Paramore/Fueled by Ramen 15th Anniversary
3pm PT/6pm ET
Join Paramore to celebrate their record label’s 15th Anniversary live on Ustream! The stream will feature live performances by Paramore and other bands on the label, so be sure to tune in and rock out! [clear here]

Lower East Side (LES) Runway
Up-and-coming designers will be showcased at this fashion show/pop-up shop created by fashion veteran Cheryl Maleh. Her goal was to bring NYFW to the Lower East side, and all the participating designers live and work in one of the 5 boroughs. Check out the full schedule of events and participating designers below:
Paste and Olasul: Wednesday, 9/7 at 4pm PT/7pm ET
Sir New York: Friday, 9/9 at 4pm PT/7pm ET
Rachel Rose and Lumete: Saturday, 9/10 at 4pm PT/7pm ET [clear here]

TLA: Shopping Your Closet with Jill Martin
5:10pm PT/8:10pm ET
Today Show Contributor Jill Martin will teach this class on how to get the most mileage out of clothing you already own! With Fall Shopping just around the corner, you won’t want to miss this class before spending big bucks on a new wardrobe! [clear here]

——– Thursday, 9/8 ——–

Chase Jarvis Live with Chris Jordan
11am PT/2pm ET
Celebrity Photographer Chase Jarvis will interview documentary photographer Chris Jordan about his work, techniques, and what convinced him to leave his lucrative profession as a lawyer to begin documenting human impact on the world through photography. Think of it as an episode of Iconoclasts for photographers. [clear here]

North Shore Animal League: Rescued Pets and Their Babies
11am PT/2pm ET
The North Shore Animal League is going live to shine the spotlight on their efforts to spay and neuter. Their animal nursery features Cat moms and their kittens who have been rescued and will eventually need loving, responsible homes. Tune in for your daily dose of “Awww.” [clear here]

——– Friday, 9/9 ——–

2011 Rugby World Cup Games

UniversalSports and Ustream present unrivaled coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Watch every match in its entirety, from New Zealand vs. Tonga on Sept. 9 straight through the final on Oct. 23, LIVE and on-demand. [clear here]

Memorex Presents the Yo Gabba Gabba! It’s Time to Dance! Birthday Party
10am PT/1pm ET
In celebration of Memorex’s 50th birthday, the cast of characters from Yo Gabba Gabba! will entertain viewers with dancing, presents, birthday cake and more! [clear here]

Fastlife Fridays with Joe Jonas
5pm PT/8pm ET
Joe Jonas is back this Friday for a fan chat from his official channel page. Ask him about his summer, his new music, and life in general! [clear here]

——– Saturday, 9/10 ——–

Mychael Knight NYFW Runway Show
5pm PT/8pm ET
Blazetrak has partnered with Project Runway Fashion Designer Mychael Knight to host a model search/contest on their site. The winner will participate in Mychael’s New York Fashion Week show, sponsored by Red Bull and featuring Supermodel Tyson Bedford on September 10th!