Man to Tightrope Across Grand Canyon

    A unidentified tourist looks from a view point along the Little Colorado River Gorge Saturday, June 22, 2013, on the Navajo reservation near Cameron, Ariz., outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park, near where Nik Wallenda, the Florida-based daredevil, will bid to walk on a tightrope stretched across the Little Colorado River Gorge.  The event, which will be broadcast on live television at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday with a 10 second delay. Wallenda will walk a third of a mile across a wire suspended 1,500 feet above the river. (In comparison, the Empire State Building in New York City is 1,454 feet high). (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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    Could this be the sequel to Man on a Wire? Nik Wallenda, a 34-year-old high-wire artist, will attempt the impossible Sunday: crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, 1,500 above Little Colorado River Gorge. Wallenda will be walking on a two-inch-thick cable, one that he's traveled on many times. The only catch: he won't be wearing a safety harness. "I give my wife and kids a hug and a kiss and tell them I'll see them in a bit," he told reporters of the moment before he starts a walk. If anyone can achieve the feat, it's Wallenda, who is a seventh-generation high-wire artist.

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