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  An 800-foot ride in a man basket
Industry legend John Breckenridge, who builds and maintains some of the tallest broadcast towers in the world, takes Dateline on an 800-foot high ride in a "man basket.”
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  Climb 1,000 feet? No sweat
"Tower dog" Kyle Waites demonstrates his climbing technique and shares his thoughts from on top of a cell phone tower outside Nashville.
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  A mother's grief
Maureen McWilliams remembers her son, John, who died after falling 1,000 feet in a man basket accident in Iowa.

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