Conor Dary wrote:guru wrote:Impressive as it was, the fact Nik Wallenda used a safety harness for his Niagara Falls crossing definitely took the edge off it.
Somewhere, Philippe Petit was shaking his head...
It was NBC(sic) who insisted on that. Having a fatal accident on live TV is not a good thing.
That's part of the deal when you decide as a network to broadcast something like that. And I'm sure dangling from that wire in the middle of the walk would have been a much better situation.