Text Size: Small Medium Large

Breaking Big

Breaking Big

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

Latest Episodes

Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/2gT7_7bB7R5Rynla2U1MwA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Teamwork is what allowed Michael Strahan to break big several times over a career that took him from the football field to the television studio. Follow Super Bowl champ Strahan’s trajectory from football star to sports commentator and TV host. /episodes/get/83728 /episode/83728 Michael Strahan /episode-player/83728

Discover how Senator Gillibrand started out representing a conservative district in upstate NY, then made a name as a politician willing to transcend ideology. Learn what drove her unlikely rise and her role as a leading voice for women's rights.

Air date:
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 04:00
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/hKdv48xHXXEyRscBdiVVpQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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? /episodes/get/83648 /episode/83648 Roxane Gay /episode-player/83648

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 TV industry and straddle two different worlds when his time in the stadium was up?

Air date:
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 04:30
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/hqGreKrK28m3_Dm4-ZpYng==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/83346 /episode/83346 Ruth Zukerman /episode-player/83346

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.

Air date:
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 08:00
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/XqOQWnJLFABHhsb0rSJ6nA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/83212 /episode/83212 Jason Aldean /episode-player/83212

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.

Air date:
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 08:00
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/lFgbENuVuX51r8lnqjhpOA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false See how Tony Award-nominated writer Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar. The Zimbabwe native yearned to bring African faces and voices to Broadway through her plays, but ended up starring in the mega-hit "Black Panther." /episodes/get/83169 /episode/83169 Danai Gurira /episode-player/83169

See how Tony Award-nominated writer Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar. The Zimbabwe native yearned to bring African faces and voices to Broadway through her plays, but ended up starring in the mega-hit Black Panther.

Air date:
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 08:00
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/lLQugZl5QE8S9yzyUMmIWg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow Huang, restaurateur, television host and author of Fresh off the Boat, on his unique path to the American Dream. The first-generation Asian American credits the influence of his family and the cultural significance of food in his success. /episodes/get/83364 /episode/83364 Eddie Huang /episode-player/83364

Follow Huang, restaurateur, television host and author of Fresh off the Boat, on his unique path to the American Dream. The first-generation Asian American credits the influence of his family and the cultural significance of food in his success.

Air date:
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 08:00
Video Title
 
 
 

Pages