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Breaking Big

Gretchen Carlson

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Breaking Big

Gretchen Carlson

25m 31s

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.

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25m 46s

Carmen Yulín Cruz

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Track the route of San Juan’s Mayor Cruz after Puerto Rico was slammed by a catastrophic hurricane. The city leader stood up and fought for relief aid, becoming the heroic voice of her struggling island and the Puerto Rican people.

26m 3s

Christian Siriano

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Learn how sartorial savant Siriano parlayed confidence and a singular vision into a “Project Runway” victory. See how he surmounted rejection from FIT and created one of the most socially conscious and successful fashion lines in the industry.

25m 31s

Gretchen Carlson

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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.

26m 4s

Lee Daniels

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Trace Daniels’ path from West Philly to his the red-hot center of Hollywood. Learn how he conquered both the independent and mainstream sides of Hollywood, directing and producing critical darlings like The Butler and Empire.

25m 47s

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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

25m 44s

Michael Strahan

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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.

26m 5s

Roxane Gay

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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?

26m 3s

Ruth Zukerman

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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.

26m 4s

Jason Aldean

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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.

26m 4s

Danai Gurira

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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."

26m 11s

Eddie Huang

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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.

26m 11s

Trevor Noah

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Learn how Noah, born and raised in South Africa, 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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