Trevor Noah was born a mixed-race child in the impoverished Johannesburg township of Soweto while apartheid was still law in South Africa. He's now the host of one of the most widely watched comedy television shows in America, the replacement for the beloved Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, and he's only 34. How did he achieve such success so quickly? The new PBS series Breaking Big, from OZY Media, attempts to show just that. In its twelve episodes, each focusing on a different high achiever, it tries to discover what makes people successful and show how their lives led up to their current careers. You can stream the premiere, featuring Noah, below.
New episodes will be available each week, spotlighting the chef and author Eddie Huang; playwright and Black Panther actress Danai Gurrira; country music star Jason Aldean; co-founder of SoulCycle Ruth Zukerman; Project Runway-winning fashion designer Christian Siriano; outspoken author and feminist Roxane Gay; Good Morning America host and former New York Giant Michael Strahan; rising Democratic Party Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Precious and Empire director Lee Daniels; former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson; and the bold mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Camen Yulín Cruz.