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PBS Announces Documentary Series ‘Breaking Big’

Half-Hour Weekly is the Third Series from PBS and OZY Media

PBS and OZY Media have confirmed that the third primetime television show from OZY Media, “Breaking Big,” will premiere Friday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET.  The 12-episode documentary series explores the unexpected journey to success of some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, political leaders, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs. 

Hosted by Carlos Watson, the Emmy Award-winning journalist and co-founder and CEO of, “Breaking Big” explores the twists and turns on the road to thriving careers for some notable figures in various fields. The series of 30-minute documentary films traces the unusual paths followed by 12 talented men and women – from country music superstar Jason Aldean and former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson to Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels and chef and restaurateur Eddie Huang – who overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles and long odds to reach and re-imagine their own potential and, ultimately, to break big.
The series will include 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. The series kicks of with comedian and late night host Trevor Noah as the first guest and subject.

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