| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:11 PM
When Nik Wallenda attempts to traverse the Grand Canyon some 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River on Sunday, those watching on television will benefit from the technical expertise of a Maryland-based company that will outfit the 34-year-old self-...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:04 AM
A daredevil and two dissidents are piquing online readers' interest this morning as Edward Snowden, Nelson Mandela and Nik Wallenda all make the news again. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 24, 2013.
Nik Wallenda, who teetered his way...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Wondering where you can find Harry Potter's Hogwarts Castle made out of 600,000 matchsticks, or a Mini Cooper car covered with one million Swarovski crystals, or a one ton U.S. Lincoln penny made from 10,000 copper pennies?
Where else but the new...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:17 AM
A Baltimore circus-arts instructor and her students are at Niagara Falls today, where they'll be helping to prime the live audience for Friday's televised walk across the falls by high-wire artist Nik Wallenda.
"It's going to be chaotic," Erica Saben,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Wingsuit jumper Joby Ogwyn has been busy preparing for the live broadcast of his wingsuit flight off the summit of Mt. Everest in May.
The 39-year-old took several test jumps this week from an airplane high above the California desert, as you can see...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Television has another big event lined up: Joby Ogwyn of Caliifornia will try the first wing-suit flight off Mount Everest.
"Everest Live Jump" will become a live Discovery Channel telecast in May to 224 countries and territories, Discovery announced...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has a theory about looking to the rural life of yesteryear for entertainment: Nothing has changed.
The 70-year-old actor stars in the forthcoming Discovery Channel miniseries "Klondike," which tells the story of the last...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Wallenda family sister-and-brother tightrope artists Nik and Lijana Wallenda crossed NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday on a single high wire at the same time -- in opposite directions.
Halfway there, Nik Wallenda had to step over his sister....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Jay Cochrane, a Canadian tightrope walker who set world records as he crossed high above gorges and traversed from skyscraper to skyscraper the world over, died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ontario, according to a remembrance posted on his website.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:30 AM
NBCUniversal is about to test the upper limit of the atmosphere, or at least its ability to appeal to TV viewers
In a pact that clearly aims to create another universal TV moment like the 1969 telecast of Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the surface of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The screen will soon be alive with the sound of NBC promoting its live take on "The Sound of Music."
The Peacock's December 5th special, in which Carrie Underwood stars as Maria, the nanny to the Von Trapp children, will air live over the course of three...