Breaking Big

Why and how did some of the world's most influential artists, innovators, athletes and leaders break big? Talented men and women recount their most difficult, dramatic and serendipitous turning points. Emmy-winning journalist Carlos Watson hosts.

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Carmen Yulín Cruz


Track Cruz’ route from San Juan mayor to leader of post-hurricane Puerto Rico.

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Christian Siriano


Sartorial savant Siriano parlayed his singular vision into a “Project Runway” victory.

Gretchen Carlson


See how former news anchor Carlson became an advocate for working women everywhere.

Lee Daniels


Trace Daniels’ path from West Philly to the red-hot center of Hollywood.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand


Discover how Sen. Gillibrand became known as a politician willing to transcend ideology.

Michael Strahan


Follow Strahan’s trajectory from football star to sports commentator and TV host.

Roxane Gay


See how Gay, a child of Haitian immigrants, became a leading feminist voice.