Breaking Big

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Christian Siriano
Brad Walsh

Breaking Big, a new documentary series from PBS and OZY Media, explores the unexpected journey to success of some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, political leaders, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs.

Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson, the candid series explores the twists and turns on the road to thriving careers for some notable figures in various fields. The series includes analysis from eminent social scientists, marketing experts, film critics, book editors and others to help viewers understand the risk-taking and bold moves these journeys require.

Jason Aldean

Friday, July 7, 10pm (9 MT) - SDPB1 & Saturday, July 28, 6pm (5 MT) – SDPB2

The Macon, Georgia-born country music hitmaker of “Dirt Road Anthem” and “You Make It Easy.”

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Trevor Noah

Saturday, July 8, 6pm (5 MT) - SDPB2

Born and raised in South Africa, Noah used his painful life stories to create a unique voice on the international comedy circuit. See how his tumultuous upbringing helped him secure one of the most coveted jobs in late-night television.

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Ruth Zuckerman

Friday, July 13, 10pm (9 MT) - SDPB1

The co-founder and creative director of SoulCycle and Flywheel Sports, an indoor cycling gym, introduced stadium seating and performance-tracking technology to lead the pack in spin classes.


Eddie Huang

Saturday, July 14, 6pm (5 MT) - SDPB2

Restaurateur, television host and author of Fresh Off the Boat, the first-generation Asian American credits the influence of his family and the cultural significance of food in his success.


Christian Siriano

Friday, July 20, 10pm (9 MT) - SDPB1

The youngest fashion designer to win Project Runway, Siriano now dresses high-profile celebrities and designs an affordable shoe and bag line for Payless.


Danai Gurira

Saturday, July 21, 6pm (5 MT) - SDPB2

Tony Award-nominated playwriter and Zimbabwe native Danai Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar, starring in the mega-hit Black Panther.

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Roxane Gay

Friday, July 28, 10pm (9 MT)

Professor, editor, commentator and author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist and the memoir Hunger, about the author’s issues with weight and body image.


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