| 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 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....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:58 AM
On the day that Nik Wallenda stepped onto a tightrope and crossed the Little Colorado River Gorge this summer, I inserted into my ears a pair of sky-blue earbuds designed by, and for, women.
So who's the daredevil here?
Well, I doubt Wallenda screamed...
| Jul 21, 2013
Recently I was talking with Jim Koch, chairman and founder of Samuel Adams' parent, Boston Beer Co., when he poured himself a glass of his brewery's Noble Pils, a crisp, golden beer with a grassy, floral aroma.
"The thing about a good pilsner is that it...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Plenty of news events demand minute-by-minute coverage -- police car chases, a presidential inauguration, Nik Wallenda crossing the Grand Canyon on a wire without a net. But there's something particularly gruesome about the media waiting outside a...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Nik Wallenda survived his "Skywire" walk across the Grand Canyon in June. But it's not much of a leap to envision the fallout from the made-for-TV event leading to someone getting killed.
The live telecast drew a staggering 13 million viewers for...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“My great-grandfather said, ‘Life is on the wire, and everything else is just waiting,’” Nik Wallenda tells me in our interview. Nik Wallenda, who has been walking on wires since the age of 2 — following in the 200-year,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Just how many people watched Nik Wallenda Grand Canyon Walk? While the lead-up to the show was a bit long and drawn out, Wallenda delivered in one of the most agonizing 30 minutes of live TV ever. My hands were sweaty, my stomach felt sick and I couldn'...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
High wire-walker Nik Wallenda was at an unprecedented height for himself during his successful walk across a portion of Grand Canyon last night, and Discovery Channel's live coverage of his feat raised the network to impressive heights of its own....
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Nik Wallenda, of the infamous family of daredevils and acrobats the Flying Wallendas, took on quite a feat Sunday evening (June 23) in Arizona. He successfully walked across Arizona Gorge high above the Little Colorado River in the Navajo Tribal Park in...