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  Grand Canyon daredevil: 'I knew it was going to be a tough walk'

Willie and Natalie conquer Grand Canyon

  On the scene for daredevil Nik Wallenda’s historic Grand Canyon tightrope walk, TODAY’s Willie Geist and Natalie Morales took advantage of their opportunity to spend a day at one of America’s most majestic sights.

Study: People are most tired on Monday

  A new survey says 39 percent of people have the most trouble getting to sleep on Sunday nights, with “social jet lag” and stress the key factors.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda steps begins Grand Canyon walk on high wire

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER, Arizona (Reuters) - Daredevil Nik Wallenda stepped on to a high wire stretched over the Grand Canyon on Sunday, beginning a death-defying walk broadcast live around the world. Full story

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  Daredevil set to cross the Grand Canyon on wire

In his latest death-defying stunt, Nik Wallenda will attempt to cross the Grand Canyon on a two-inch cable with no harness, NBC’s Ben Fogle reports.

  Daredevil on walk over Grand Canyon: 'Life is on the wire’

Wire walker Nik Wallenda will risk life and limb in an attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon Sunday. He will be using a wire that’s only two inches wide, and will battle wind and heat to make the walk. NBC’s Ben Fogle reports.

  Daredevil to walk on wire over Grand Canyon

Sunday, against the backdrop of one of the world’s most stunning landscapes, stunt superstar Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on a wire the width of two bottle caps. TODAY’s Lester Holt reports.

  Daredevil: ‘I’ve trained hard’ for Grand Canyon walk

Tightrope-walking daredevil Nik Wallenda is looking forward to his most death-defying stunt yet: crossing the Grand Canyon with no harness or safeguards in place. He talks to TODAY’s Natalie Morales and Willie Geist about what inspires him and how he has prepared for the stunt.

  Wallenda ready to walk across Grand Canyon

Aerialist Nik Wallenda finishes training in Florida for his upcoming 1500-foot-high walk across Arizona's Grand Canyon. SNN's Grant Boxtleitner reports.

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Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda  Walks Across The Grand Canyon
Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda Walks Across The Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON, AZ - JUNE 23: Nik Wallenda walks a high wire over the Grand Canyon at The Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013 in Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Nik Wallenda
Nik Wallenda

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS - Nik Wallenda walks across a 2-inch wire 1500 feet above the ground to cross the Grand Canyon for Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda on the Discovery Channel, Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Grand Canyon, Calif.

A Navajo police officer patrols in his vehicle on the Navajo Reservation, by a remote section of the Grand Canyon near Little Colorado River
A Navajo police officer patrols in his vehicle on the Navajo Reservation, by a remote section of the Grand Canyon near Little Colorado River

A Navajo police officer patrols in his vehicle on the Navajo Reservation, by a remote section of the Grand Canyon near Little Colorado River, Arizona June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY TRAVEL)

A U.S. flag flies next to a roadside  jewellery stand on the Navajo Reservation, by a remote section of the Grand Canyon near Little Colorado River
A U.S. flag flies next to a roadside jewellery stand on the Navajo Reservation, by a remote section of the Grand Canyon near Little Colorado River

A U.S. flag with an image of an American Indian horse rider flies next to a roadside jewellery stand on the Navajo Reservation, by a remote section of the Grand Canyon near Little Colorado River, Arizona June 23, 2013.REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY)