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How did some of the world's most influential artists, innovators and leaders break big?
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Carmen Yulin Cruz Runs For Office
Cruz lost on her first attempt. Not deterred, she came back and ran again.
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Episode 12 Preview | Carmen Yulín Cruz
Track Cruz’ route from San Juan mayor to leader of post-hurricane Puerto Rico.
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Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Changes Her Views
Cruz talks about the change in her political views on gay marriage.
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Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Stands Up To Her Own Party
Cruz is not afraid of being politically incorrect and has gone against her own party.
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Christian Siriano Loves Transformation
Siriano breaks down what originally drew him to the world of fashion.
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Christian Siriano Builds a Brand
Siriano and other industry experts explain the challenges of the fashion industry.
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Episode 11 Preview | Christian Siriano
Sartorial savant Siriano parlayed his singular vision into a “Project Runway” victory.
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Christian Siriano Feels the Recession
Siriano explains how the recession of 2008 affected his budding career.
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Gretchen Carlson on Joining Miss America
While attending Oxford, Carlson took on the challenge of competing for the title.
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Gretchen Carlson: Champion of Change
Carlson is honored for taking a stand for herself.
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Gretchen Carlson on Sexual Harassment
Carlson recalls her first brush with sexual harassment on the job.
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Episode 10 Preview | Gretchen Carlson
See how former news anchor Carlson became an advocate for working women everywhere.
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Lee Daniels Had a Creative Childhood
Director Lee Daniels' creativity was recognized at a young age by his siblings.
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Lee Daniels Moves to Hollywood
Lee Daniels recounts the moment he decided to pursue his own dreams.
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Lee Daniels Faces Death
Lee Daniels recalls the AIDS crisis and the impact of seeing so many friends pass away.
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Episode 9 Preview | Lee Daniels
Trace Daniels’ path from West Philly to the red-hot center of Hollywood.
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Kirsten Gillibrand on Fearlessness
Sen. Gillibrand describes the inspiration from grandmother's love for politics.
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Kirsten Gillibrand Faces Rejection
Sen. Gillibrand describes the jobs she was rejected from before landing a job at HUD.
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Episode 8 Preview | Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Discover how Sen. Gillibrand became known as a politician willing to transcend ideology.
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Kirsten Gillibrand Starting a Political Career
Sen. Gillibrand recalls the moment she knew she would run for office.
Michael Strahan Starting A Television Career
Strahan recalls his first experience on the other side of the microphone.
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Michael Strahan On Athletic Training
NFL Hall of Fame member Michael Strahan recalls training with his father.
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