Philippe Petit, High Wire Artist
Clip: Season 16 | 6m 27s
High wire artist Philippe Petit electrified New York City -- and the world -- with his early morning walk between the twin towers on August 7, 1974. Here he discusses his preparation for the walk and the high wire journey itself.
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