PBS and OZY Media have revealed Breaking Big, a new prime-time documentary series that explores the journey to success of influential artists, innovators, political leaders, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs.
Hosted by Carlos Watson, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and co-founder and CEO of OZY.com, the 12×30-minute series explores the twists and turns on the road to thriving careers for some notable figures in various fields. Breaking Big kicks off on June 15 with Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah as the first guest and subject.
“PBS is known as the home for compelling stories that engage and inspire,” said Marie Nelson, VP of news and independent film for PBS. “We know audiences will love Breaking Big, a series that offers a compelling look at the many roads to success, pulling back the curtain on the public figures and entertainers we admire to reveal our shared humanity.”
“The paths leading up to a game-changing career are varied and rarely without setbacks and lucky breaks,” added Watson. “The series will explore the various roads to and definitions of success, examine the qualities of people who have achieved mastery in their field and, we hope, serve as inspiration to the next generation hoping to ‘break big.’”