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Nik Wallenda
Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope with the Skylon Tower in the background on his final day of training in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Wallenda says ABC is adamant about making him wear the safety device out of consideration for viewers watching a prime-time special on June 15th. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Nik Wallenda Takes Chicago Next

Chicago, IL (WBEN) First Niagara Falls, then the Grand Canyon. Now, Nik Wallenda will attempt a walk over the skyline of Chicago.

The walk will be televised live by the Discovery Channel this fall.

“Discovery Channel delivers the most talked about live events in television,” said Eileen O'Neill, Group President, Discovery, Science and Velocity Networks. "I am excited the city of Chicago has been chosen for Nik’s next walk. It will be another epic live event for Discovery.”

"Chicago is home to the first skyscraper and has played host to countless world events, and this will be one for the history books,” said Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. “We are thrilled Nik Wallenda has chosen our great city with its iconic skyline as the site of his next walk."


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