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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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Christian Siriano speaks about his career.
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Breaking Big

Christian Siriano

Learn how sartorial savant Siriano parlayed confidence and a singular vision into a "Project Runway" victory.
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Breaking Big

Gretchen Carlson

See how former FOX News anchor Carlson – a Miss America winner and Stanford graduate –found the strength to sue her employers for sexual harassment and become an advocate for working women everywhere.
Lee Daniels is interviewed on "Breaking Big"
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Breaking Big

Lee Daniels

Trace Lee Daniels' path from West Philly to the red-hot center of Hollywood.
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25:44
Breaking Big

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."
Roxane Gay is interview on "Breaking Big"
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26:05
Breaking Big

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.
ruth zuckerman
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26:03
Breaking Big

Ruth Zukerman

Find out how Zukerman turned her passion for indoor-cycling into a massive business-twice-with SoulCycle and FlyWheel.
jason aldean
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26:04
Breaking Big

Jason Aldean

Learn how country singer Jason Aldean battled through constant setbacks early in his career, and ultimately found success with a scrappy, persistent and out-of-the-box approach that led him to country music superstardom.
danai gurira
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26:04
Breaking Big

Danai Gurira

See how Tony Award-nominated writer Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar.
eddie huang
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26:11
Breaking Big

Eddie Huang

Follow Huang, restaurateur, television host and author of "Fresh off the Boat," on his unique path to the American Dream.
trevor noah
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Breaking Big

Trevor Noah

Learn how Noah, born and raised in South Africa, used his painful life stories to create a unique voice on the international comedy circuit.
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