Nik Wallenda Stunt on ABC
Nik Wallenda’s high wire walk over Niagara Falls has turned into a prime-time television event on ABC, devoting a full three hours to the daredevil’s walk. The stunt will air on national televison on June 15th, 2012.
“It’s a return to some of the great events you’ve seen on television over the years,” ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said. “I think back to my own childhood and Evel Knievel where literally the whole country would gather around the set and watch one of these extraordinary stunts.”
ABC will have a 5 to 10 second delay in the live feed to give producers time to react if something goes wrong.
Wallenda said he’s adamantly opposed to tethering himself to the 2-inch wire to remove the life-or-death element, firther claiming that he is trained to grab the wire if he encounters any trouble.
We wish Nik good luck and can’t wait to tune in! ■