- Written by Madeline Carey
- Category: Arts & Entertainment
- Published: 07 June 2018
Friday, June 15, 8:30-9:00pm
PBS teams up with Ozy Media to bring this summer’s biggest documentary series, Breaking Big premiering Friday, June 15.
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning co-founder of Ozy Media, Carlos Watson, the docuseries will focus each week on a different innovator, artist, or political leader and the struggles they faced in the process of Breaking Big.
The first episode of this 12-episode docu-series will feature The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah. Since Noah took over for Jon Stewart on the Comedy Central hit in 2015, Noah has become a social media and YouTube favorite for his political commentary. However, Noah’s life was not always filled with sarcasm and chuckles, and he sits down with Carlos Watson to discuss his journey.
Other celebrities included in the Breaking Big line-up include:
Eddie Huang, chef, restaurateur, and writer of Fresh off the Boat.
Danai Gurira is an award-winning actress and playwright known for her role as Okoye in Black Panther.
Jason Aldean, country music star, is famous for his hit music including “Dirt Road Anthem” and his 2011 collaboration with Kelly Clarkson on “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”
Ruth Zukerman is the co-founder of FlyWheel and SoulCycle, a New York City based-cycling company.
Christian Siriano is a fashion designer and the youngest contestant to win Project Runway.
Roxane Gay is award-winning author of Bad Feminist and cultural critique.
Michael Strahan is a host of Good Morning America and former NFL player.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a United States Senator for the state of New York.
Lee Daniels is the director of Precious and Empire.
Gretchen Carlson is a former Fox News anchor and former Miss America.
Carmen Yulin Cruz is the Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico and was featured as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018.
Breaking Big airs Friday, June 15 at 8:30pm.