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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Ruth Zukerman

Find out how Zukerman turned her passion for indoor-cycling into a massive business-twice-with SoulCycle and FlyWheel. Learn what kept her moving all these years and cemented her place at the heart of the boutique fitness world.

  • 2020-02-16T14:00:00-08:00
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Roxane Gay

See how Gay, child of Haitian immigrants, transcended expectations to become a leading voice in the feminist movement with her essay collection Bad Feminist. How did she convert a painful childhood into a career that helped women around the world?

  • 2020-02-23T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-02-23T18:00:00-08:00
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Michael Strahan

Follow Super Bowl champ Michaell Strahan's trajectory from NY Giants Hall of Famer to sports commentator and host of "Good Morning America." What enabled him to tackle the T.V. industry and straddle two different worlds when his time in the stadium was up?

  • 2020-03-01T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-03-01T18:00:00-08:00
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Lee Daniels

Trace Lee Daniels' path from West Philly to the red-hot center of Hollywood. Learn how he conquered both the independent and mainstream sides of Hollywood, directing and producing critical darlings like "The Butler" and "Empire."

  • 2020-03-08T19:00:00-07:00
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