| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Tonight on NBC, some of the ads will be alive with the sounds of "The Sound of Music."
As the Peacock makes an attempt to draw eyeballs this evening at 8 p.m. eastern with a live broadcast of the famous 1959 musical, retail giant Walmart will air...
| 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 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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Last June, Nik Wallenda walked across Niagara Falls on a cable, just as he did last week in a stunning act a quarter mile above the Little Colorado River.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:55 PM
A career daredevil in a T-shirt and jeans completed a 1,400-foot long high-wire walk across a 1,500-foot tall gorge near the Grand Canyon on Sunday evening in a feat broadcast with a 10-second delay -- just in case.
Nik Wallenda's vertiginous feat...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:10 PM
What does one wear to cross a gorge near the Grand Canyon on a tightrope?
Tights and spangles might come to mind.
But that wasn't what Nik Wallenda chose when he made his daring 1,400-foot walk, sponsored by the Discovery Channel on Sunday. He...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:48 PM
After aerialist Nik Wallenda crossed a gorge near the Grand Canyon via tightrope on Sunday, he came home with more than the kind of souvenir T-shirt one might pick up near a major national park.
Besides the publicity that such a feat attracts -- it...
| 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,...