What to Watch: Michael on “Breaking Big”

It’s a question I get asked a lot: How did you do it? How did you set goals for yourself—and then go about making your wildest dreams come true? I don’t know if there’s a science to it, but the idea is an interesting one: Why and how do some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, athletes, and leaders “break big”? On the PBS show Breaking Big, Emmy-winning journalist Carlos Watson sits down with notables ranging from The Daily Show host Trevor Noah to country-music singer Jason Aldean to actress-playwright Danai Gurira, to recount their most difficult, dramatic, and serendipitous turning points, while renowned social psychologists connect the dots.

I’m excited to be a part of this cool social experiment, too: On Friday, July 27, tune into your local PBS station for the premiere of my Breaking Big episode, where I go deep about the obstacles and long odds I faced in my life and how I worked to reimagine my potential. Click here to get a sneak peek at the episode.