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Breaking Big

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

"Breaking Big" asks: Why and how did some of the world's most influential artists, innovators, athletes and leadersbreak big? Stars ranging from Trevor Noah to Jason Aldean, Danai Gurira and many more, recount their most difficult, dramatic and serendipitous turning points, while renowned social psychologists connect the dots.

In "Breaking Big", OZY explores how some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, athletes and leaders pushed, prodded and cajoled the big breaks that would make their careers. This series of 30-minute documentary films traces the unusual paths to success followed by twelve talented men and women: from country music superstar Jason Aldean and former FOX anchor Gretchen Carlson to Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels and chef and restauranteur Eddie Huang, who overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles and long odds to reach and reimagine their own potential and, ultimately, to break big.

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