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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Lee Daniels


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

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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.

Ruth Zukerman


Find out how Zukerman turned her passion for indoor-cycling into a massive business—twice.

Jason Aldean


Country singer Aldean beat early career setbacks, ultimately turning them into triumphs.

Danai Gurira


See how Tony Award-nominated Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar.