| 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,...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
If the recent parade of cable "upfront" presentations is any indication, TV is in for a lot of drama in the next several months, and not always one that comes in hour-long chunks.
The set-top box will of course continue to dispense that, so fans of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Discovery Channel is unleashing a slew of series and event programs for its 2014-15 slate, highlighted by daredevil Nik Wallenda's latet stunt -- a tightrope walk across the iconic Chicago skyline -- and the launch of a weekly program block for gear...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:28 PM
The massive avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 16 Nepalese mountain guides has caused Discovery to have second thoughts about its planned stunt in which jumper Joby Ogwyn was to leap off the mountain in a specially made wing suit.
In a statement...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The deadly April 18 avalanche that killed killed 13 and left three people missing on Mt. Everest will be the subject of a 90-minute documentary "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" that will air on Discovery on May 4.
Discovery had a camera crew from NBC News...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...