<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - 1st Look]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/feature/1st-look http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 20:56:25 -0400Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:56:25 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[This Weekend: The Ones To Watch]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 14:49:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3303_WEB+PROMO.png 1st Look is taking you into the lives of some of the greatest athletes in the country and their road to Rio this weekend. Featuring Olympic gymnast John Orozco, first-time Olympic weightlifter Morgan King, five-time Olympic medalist Steven Lopez, and two-time Olympic fencers Daryl Homer and Miles Chamley-Watson. All after the season finale of SNL on NBC!]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Destination Rio]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/LFLK3306H_WEB.png 1st Look is headed to Rio de Janeiro with Olympians Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. Between the amazing eats, the sounds of samba, the beautiful beaches, and the colors of Carnival, you’re going to want to pack you bags and hit the #RoadToRio.]]> <![CDATA[The Sound, The Soul, The Sensational Samba]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_RIO_D+BLOCK_WEB1.png Samba is more than music and dance. For musician Moyseis Marques, samba is a way of life. And in the small Samba clubs in the neighborhood of Lapa, Johnny and Tara discover first hand how this art form can touch your soul. Watching Moyseis and his band perform they get a taste of the beat in which Cariocas march to. But to fully understand that rhythm, you have make your way to the Sambadrome, where 100,000 people gather to watch Rio's twelve best samba schools compete for top honors. And right there in the thick of it all are Johnny and Tara.]]> <![CDATA[Delicious Diversity, The Carioca Melting Pot]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_RIO_C+BLOCK_WEB1.png Rio de Janeiro is a culinary melting pot...and you're going to want to eat everything in it. Joined by the renown classically-trained chef, Elia Schramm, Johnny and Tara do like the Cariocas do, and sample some delectable snacks at Bar do Momo, a "boteco," or corner cafe, in the neighborhood of Tijuca. But hungry for more, the trio head to Laguiole, Elia's fine dining restaurant, located at the Modern Art Museum of Rio, to spice up a "boteco" classic with a fine dining flare.]]> <![CDATA[The Beautiful Beachs of Brazil]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_RIO_B+BLOCK_WEB1.png You can’t escape the beaches in Rio, and why would you want to? Some of the most-famous stretches of sand are all right here. And it's the "guarda vidas," the local lifeguards, who are protecting the beaches...and you. After learning what it takes to keep the surf safe, and discussing the proper Brazilian beach attire, Johnny and Tara are ready to bask in their glorious surroundings. But you can only keep an Olympian at rest for so long. A game of Footvolley anyone?]]> <![CDATA[Sunrise in the Marvelous City]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_RIO_A+BLOCK_WEB1.png In Rio you party, but during Carnival, you learn what partying really is! From sunrise to Sunset, prepare to eat, drink, sing and dance! And our Olympian hosts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are up with the sun to indulge at one of the many impromptu street parties known as “Blocos” that pop up throughout the city. But while, the streets are packed with partygoers, at the warehouses of Samba City, where they’re preparing for the legendary Sambadrome parade, craftsmen are hard at work constructing thousands of costumes and a fleet of two-story floats that’ll make your jaw drop.]]> <![CDATA[This Weekend: Destination Rio]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:41:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3306_WEB_PROMO.png 1st Look is headed to Rio de Janeiro with Olympians Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. And between the amazing eats, the sounds of samba, the beautiful beaches, and the colors of Carnival, you’re going to want to pack you bags and hit the #RoadToRio. This weekend after SNL on NBC!]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Time to Dance]]> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EFLK3305_WEB.jpg It's time to lace up and get moving because it's dance time, y'all! Ashley tries to keep up as she Irish steps, cha-chas, and so much more. So get out off that chair and dance along with Ashley as she puts her moves to the test with some of the best dancers from around the country!]]> <![CDATA[The Future of Massage is Here With Zeel]]> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3305_ZEEL_WEB.jpg After dancing all day, Ashley needs some time to relax! And nothing will help her relax more than an in-home massage from Zeel. ]]> <![CDATA[How to Dance on the Subway]]> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK3292_WEB_LITEFEET.jpg Ladies and gentlemen, it's showtime! Ashley gets down with the next wave of hip hop dancing, Lite Feet, and Waffle NYC shows her just how to do it. Think you can freestyle on your feet? You better if you want to survive a three-crew dance battle!]]> <![CDATA[Stepping Straight Out of Ireland]]> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK3292_WEB_TRINITY+IRISH+DANCE+COMPANY.jpg Ever wondered what life is like in a professional dance company? Ashley heads to Chicago to hang out with the Trinity Irish Dance Company, and gets a crash course to step in time, hard-shoe style.]]> <![CDATA[Dancing With a Star]]> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK3292_WEB_DWTS.jpg Everyone knows that the right combination of moves, music, and skill can make for a killer dance. But to take it to the next level, you need a real star of a partner. Ashley teams up with Keo Motsepe from Dancing with the Stars to try her dance shoes at ballroom dance. ]]> <![CDATA[The Beautiful Power of Kandyan Dance]]> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK3292_WEB_KANDYAN+DANCE.jpg Dance isn't just about movement - it's a way to transport culture around the world. Ashley heads to Staten Island to move with the women of the Sri Lankan Dance Troupe of NY in the ancient art of Kandyan Dance.]]> <![CDATA[This Weekend: Dance Time]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:25:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/246*120/1LK3292_WEB_PROMOv2.jpg Ashley is lacing up and getting down! It's dance time this weekend, sweet cheeks! Ashley gets a crash course in the newest dance from the streets of NY called Lite Feet, takes a twirl with Dancing with the Stars' Keo Motsepe, steps her way through Irish dance in Chicago and finishes on Staten Island learning the tradition of Kandyan Dance. This weekend after an all new SNL on NBC!]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Destination Bermuda]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/EFLK3304H_WEB.png 1st Look is off to Bermuda to experience the beauty and intrigue of this Atlantic Ocean island. We explore the pink sand beaches, prehistoric caves, sparklingly clear water and so much more. Come with us as we take you to the gorgeous paradise of Bermuda!]]> <![CDATA[The "New Bermuda" in Hamilton]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3304_BERMUDA_HAMILTON_WEB.png We explore Bermuda's only city of Hamilton, with a stroll down Front Street where Ashley enjoys a typical Bermudian cocktail alongside DJ and promoter Jason "D-General" Sukdeo while downloading what's trending in Bermuda. We get a taste of Bermuda's art scene with Chewstick, a look into the island's indigenous culture with the Gombeys and a dose of Bermudian style at Urban Cottage. ]]> <![CDATA[Catch and Cook With Chef Leonardo Marino of Marcus' Bermuda]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3304_BERMUDA_CATCH+AND+COOK_WEB.png When dining in Bermuda, fish is usually on the menu. Ashley explores Bermuda's sea to table concept first hand, with a fishing excursion to hopefully catch then cook her dinner alongside executive chef Leonardo Marino of Bermuda's hottest new restaurant, Marcus', opened by famed restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson. ]]> <![CDATA[Bermuda's Aquatic Adventures: From Hydrobiking to Crystal Caves]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3304_BERMUDA_AQUATIC+ADVENTURE_WEB.png Surrounded by 60 miles of pristine coastline, Bermuda is a prime destination for aquatic adventures. Ashley explores the islands crystal blue waters with a leisurely hydrobike ride, a snorkeling expedition to one of Bermuda's 300 shipwrecks and ends her journey nearly 200 feet underground at Bermuda's magnificent Crystal Caves.]]> <![CDATA[Biking Through Bermuda's Historic Town of St. George's]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3304_BERMUDA_TOWN+OF+ST+GEORGE_WEB.png Bermuda is home to the oldest continuously occupied town in the New World, The town of St. George's. Ashley explores this 400-year-old town distinguished by colorful colonial landmarks and narrow roads with a bike ride alongside resident expert Kristin White.]]> <![CDATA[This Weekend: Destination Bermuda]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:47:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3304_WEB_PROMO.jpg What's the best oceanside getaway an hour and a half from New York City? No,it's not the Hamptons. It's the tropical island of Bermuda! Travel with Ashley Roberts as she dives into the dazzling blue waters, gets a taste of the local catch, explores the crystal caves and bikes through the oldest city in the new world. All this and more after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: The Future]]> Sun, 15 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/EFLK3302H_WEB.png Flying cars, living on Mars, time travel -- all things that people think about when they hear the future. Ashley gets just a taste of it all with a look at robots straight out of the Jetsons, printing in three dimensions, farming inside a warehouse and how we could bring life to Mars. With special guest host Jackie Tranchida, come with us-to the future!]]> <![CDATA[How to Save Our Planet and Possibly Colonize Others]]> Sun, 15 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_FUTURE_BIOSPHERE+2_WEB.png How do you predict the future? In the desert of Arizona in a closed ecosystem laboratory! Biosphere 2 is where scientists have recreated different environments from all around the world and Ashley will be learning what they are doing to predict the future of our own biosphere -- Earth. ]]> <![CDATA[Future Farming is Looking up at Green Sense Farms]]> Sun, 15 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_FUTURE_VERTICAL+FARMING_WEB.png Ashley discovers a completely different way of farming at Green Sense Farms and makes some futuristic Italian food at Eataly in Chicago.]]> <![CDATA[Making Mini-Mes at Doob-3D]]> Sun, 15 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_FUTURE_3D+PRINTING_WEB.png Ever wanted your own action figure? Ashley heads to Doob-3D to get a look at the future of 3D printing. After getting a scan in SoHo, she heads to the production facility in Brooklyn to see what it takes to print up.]]> <![CDATA[The Future is Now at CES]]> Sun, 15 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_FUTURE_CES_WEB.png What technology of the future can I own today? Is the hover car here yet? Is there a robot that can make me a cocktail? We send Jackie Tranchida to CES 2016 to take a look at what pieces of the future are already a reality. ]]> <![CDATA[This Weekend: The Future]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 16:01:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3302_WEB_PROMO.png 1st Look is traveling to the future this weekend! We are being transported to a future with robots, printing in three dimensions, farming inside a warehouse and life on Mars. With special guest host Jackie Tranchida, check it all out after a brand new SNL on NBC!]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Foodie Destinations]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3299_DESTINATION+FOODIE_WEB-V5.png Food is important to everyone. It brings families together, makes memories and creates happiness. This week, special guest host Audrina Patridge is off to enjoy amazing foods from across the world.]]> <![CDATA[The Food of Queens: Arepas, Momos and so Much More]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3299_QUEENS+FOOD+TOUR_WEB.png Audrina gets a taste of global cuisine in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens -- widely considered the most ethnically diverse place in the world.]]> <![CDATA[The Food of Puebla: Sugar, Spice and Mole]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3299_MOLE+POBLANO_WEB.png Audrina meets chef Liz Galicia to discover the secrets behind one of Puebla's most popular dishes.]]> <![CDATA[The Food of Prince Edward Island: Mackerel, Lobster and Local Brews]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3299_PEI_WEB-V5.png Audrina travels to the Fall Flavors Festival of PEI, which showcases their delicacies both on and off the shore.]]> <![CDATA[The Food of Seoul: Soju, Makgeolli and Street Food]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3299_KOREA+STREET+FOOD_WEB.png After a night of drinking, Audrina and chef Edward Lee explore South Korea's booming street food scene with local actor Michael K. Lee.]]> <![CDATA[This Weekend: Foodie Destinations]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3299_WEB_PROMO.jpg Tasting the freshness. Picking up on a hint of citrus. Noticing the difference between a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old cheddar. What do all of these have in common? Well they are the making of a foodie! Specially hosted by Audrina Patridge, we travel the world to taste what Prince Edward Island, Seoul, Mexican city of Puebla, and Queens, New York have to offer the famished foodie. This weekend after SNL on NBC!]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Destination Chicago]]> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EFLK3298H_WEB.jpg Why hello, Chicago. What's that? You want to take Ashley to see the most inventive cocktails in the country? Done. And you want her to dance with the most decorated Irish dance company in the states? Bring it. AND you think she needs to learn how to carve ice? You KNOW she'll crush that. One more thing? What is it? Oh you want her to see the future of farming? Well let's strap on her Oculus Rift and she'll see you there--virtually of course. ]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Farms are Growing Up... Literally]]> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3298_CHICAGO_VerticalFarming_WEB.jpg Ashley discovers a completely different way of farming at Green Sense Farms and makes some fresh Italian food at Eataly in Chicago.]]> <![CDATA[Carving the Ice of Chicago]]> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3298_CHICAGO_IceSculpting_WEB.jpg Ashley learns how to be an ice sculptor at Nadeua's Ice Sculptures.]]> <![CDATA[Stepping Through the Streets of Chicago]]> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3298_CHICAGO_IrishDancing_WEB.jpg Ever wondered what life is like in a professional dance company? Ashley heads to Chicago to hang out with the Irish Dancers of Trinity, and gets a crash course to step in time, hard-shoe style.]]> <![CDATA[Reinventing the Cocktail With Chicago P.D. and Aviary]]> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3298_CHICAGO_Aviary_WEB.jpg Bringing a new meaning to mixology, Ashley makes some scientifically crafted cocktails at The Aviary with Chicago P.D. stars LaRoyce Hawkins and Marina Squerciata.]]> <![CDATA[This Weekend: Destination Chicago]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:32:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3298_WEB_PROMO.jpg Deep dish. The Cubs. Sausage. The Bears. Beer. The Bulls. What do all of these things have in common? The Windy City of course! Chicago is calling our name this weekend and Ashley answers by taking in some of the old traditions of the city, pairing it with some great cocktails and then seeing the science that keeps the city at the forefront of innovation. It's all this weekend after an all new SNL on NBC!]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: The Ones To Watch]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3303_SHOWBUILD_WEB.png 1st Look is taking you into the lives of some of the greatest athletes in the country and their road to Rio. Featuring Olympic gymnast John Orozco, first-time Olympic weightlifter Morghan King, five-time Olympic medalist Steven Lopez, and two-time Olympic fencers Daryl Homer and Miles Chamley-Watson.]]> <![CDATA[Gymnast John Orozco Is Back and Swinging for Gold]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_WEB_OROZCO.png Born in the Bronx, New York, gymnastics dynamo John Orozco is aiming for gold at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. After a disappointing finish at the 2012 games in London, the inspiring 24-year-old refuses to give up.]]> <![CDATA[Pint-Sized Weightlifter Morghan King to Make Her Olympic Debut]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_WEB_MORGHAN+KING.png Making her Olympic debut, weightlifter Morghan King is a sight for sore eyes and a force to be reckoned with! Standing at just five feet tall and weighing just over 100 pounds, this pint-sized athlete can lift more than twice her weight. And this year at the Olympic games in Rio, Morghan is planning to prove her weight in gold!]]> <![CDATA[Taekwondo Legend Steven Lopez Fights for Gold in His Fifth Games]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_WEB_STEVEN+LOPEZ.png With three Olympic medals and five World Championship titles, Steven Lopez is the most decorated Taekwondo athlete of all time. At 37 years old, Lopez will be making his fifth appearance at the Games since Taekwondo’s debut as an Olympic sport in 2000. All eyes will be on Lopez as he attempts to strengthen his legacy with another gold in Rio.]]> <![CDATA[New York Fencers Look to Attack at Rio]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_WEB_HOMER+AND+CHAMLEY.png Fencing is one of the oldest sports in the history of the Olympics and a couple of the coolest cats to bring the sport to the forefront of the games are world champions, 2012 Olympians and New York's own, Daryl Homer and Miles Chamley-Watson.]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Cool Jobs]]> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:04:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/EFLK3296H_WEB_full1.png Ashley clocks in for work at some of the coolest jobs in the states. From wrestling gators, fighting a UFC champion, sculpting the Chicago skyline or manicuring horses -- these jobs are nothing like your average 9-to-5. This episode features UFC Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate.]]> <![CDATA[Stepping Into UFC Champion Miesha Tate's Ring]]> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 02:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3296_COOL+JOBS_MMA_WEB.png Ashley steps into the office (or should I say octagon?) of UFC Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate in Las Vegas. ]]> <![CDATA[Wrestling With the Gators of Gatorland]]> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 02:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3296_COOL+JOBS_GATOR+TRAINER_WEB.png Ashley snaps into gator training at Orlando's own Gatorland.]]> <![CDATA[Becoming a Polar Professional in Chicago]]> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 02:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3296_COOL+JOBS_ICE+SCULPTING_WEB.png Ashley sculpts ice with the polar professionals of Nadeau's Ice Sculpting in Chicago.]]> <![CDATA[Manicuring the Horses for Derby Day]]> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 02:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3296_COOL+JOBS_FARRIER_WEB.png Ashley learns how to be a blacksmith and farrier in the horse capital of the world -- Lexington, Kentucky. ]]> <![CDATA[This Weekend: Cool Jobs]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:10:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_PROMOS_3296_NATL__15_WEB.png Wake up. Have coffee. Go to work. Have lunch. Travel home. Eat dinner. Sleep. Repeat. Most people would say this is their daily routine ... well Ashley is here to prove you wrong. These cool jobs don't quite fit the 9-to-5 mold. Check it out this weekend after an all new SNL on NBC!]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Triple Crown]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3299_TRIPLE+CROWN.jpg Ashley travels to Kentucky to see what it takes to keep the greatest athletes on four feet healthy. Then learns about Kentucky's favorite spirit, and jumps on a horse ... on a dude ranch. Featuring special guest host Audrina Patrdige, come and celebrate the start of Derby season with 1st Look.]]>