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

25:46

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



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Christian Siriano

26:03

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

Gretchen Carlson

25:31

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

Lee Daniels

26:04

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

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

25:47

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

Michael Strahan

25:44

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

Roxane Gay

26:05

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