Nik Wallenda Adds Blindfold To Discovery Channel Tightrope Stunt

I will have to wear one to watch the stunt. | O_o | –– | O_O| -_o | –– | 0_- | click |

Grand Canyon #SKYWIRE June 23, 2013

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Nik Wallenda will be blindfolded when he performs his tightrope walk between the two 587-foot, 65-story Marina City towers in Chicago, for Discovery Channel, on Sunday, November 2.

“Why?” deadpanned Today show’s co-host Matt Lauer, speaking for us all, when Wallenda broke the news this morning on the NBC morning infotainment program– NBCU’s Peacock Productions being the producer of the stunt coverage for Discovery.

Nic Wallenda“It’s about challenging myself and through challenging myself, inspiring other people,” proclaimed Wallenda who appears to be going by King of the Highwire these days — Lauer introduced him as such, and Discovery did too in this morning’s announcement.

“Not like that, people — don’t try that,” chimed in Natalie Morales who, with Willie Geist will host Discovery’s live show, joined by the The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore. It will be the first time Wallenda has walked a tightrope blindfolded — in ’11, he  performed acrobatic…

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