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Breaking Big, Episode 1, Trevor Noah
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
Born and raised in South Africa, Trevor Noah used his mother’s influence to turn the painful stories from his life into a unique voice on the international comedy circuit. But how did his tumultuous upbringing land him in a position to fill Jon Stewart’s shoes on “The Daily Show,” one of the most sought-af...
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 2, Eddie Huang
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
Restaurateur, author of “Fresh off the Boat,” and host of his own television series, Eddie Huang guides us through his unique path to the American dream. Through the eyes of a first-generation Asian American, the former t-shirt hustler turned business mogul tracks the influence of his family and the cultural s...
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 3, Danai Gurira
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
Zimbabwe-native Danai Gurira yearned to bring African faces and voices to Broadway through her plays. But how did this Tony Award nominated writer make the leap from dramatic story teller to Hollywood superstar with starring roles on mega-hits like “The Walking Dead” and “Black Panther”?
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 4, Jason Aldean
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
Country music superstar Jason Aldean worked through a barrage of setbacks before finally making a name for himself. But after the country rocker built an enduring career, he faced a traumatic event when a mass shooting occurred during his concert in Las Vegas. Learn what it took for this persistent artist to make...
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 5, Ruth Zukerman
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
As one of the original founders of SoulCycle, Ruth Zukerman turned her passion for indoor cycling into a massive business. But when that partnership ended, she did it again... with FlyWheel. What kept Ruth moving all these years and cemented her place at the heart of the entire boutique fitness world?
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 6, Roxane Gay
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
As a quiet child of Haitian immigrants, Roxane Gay transcended all expectations and became a leading voice in modern feminist movement, with her essay collection Bad Feminist. But how did she transform a painful childhood into a powerful battle cry and a successful career that would end up helping women around the...
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 7, Michael Strahan
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 25 mins
Follow Super Bowl champ Strahan’s path, 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?
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 25 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 8, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 25 mins
From representing one of the most conservative districts in upstate New York to filling Hillary Clinton’s vacant senate seat, Kirsten Gillibrand made a name for herself as a politician willing to work beyond simple ideology. What drove her unlikely rise in political capital and propelled her to become one of the...
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 25 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 9, Lee Daniels
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
Lee Daniels fought his way from West Philly to the red-hot center of Hollywood. Along the way, he held various positions in the industry but ultimately became the storyteller he was destined to be. What compelled him to conquer both the independent and mainstream sides of Hollywood by directing and producing criti...
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, OZY Media Productions and Calico, in Breaking Big, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
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Breaking Big, Episode 10, Gretchen Carlson
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presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, Calico and OZY Media Productions, in Breaking Big, Episode 10 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson shocked the world when she sued the most powerful man in cable news, Roger Ailes, and her employers, for sexual harassment and settled for an unprecedented sum of money. But how did this former Miss America winner and Stanford graduate find the strength to take such a stand...
presented by Carlos Watson, 1969-; produced by Kenita Nichols, fl. 2014, Calico and OZY Media Productions, in Breaking Big, Episode 10 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2018), 26 mins
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