Daredevil to try tightrope walk over Atlantic City

    Ladies and gentleman:

    For his latest feat, professional daredevil Nik Wallenda is going to try to do an unharnessed tightrope walk high above the beach in Atlantic City.

    Atlantic City tourism officials are hoping 50,000 or more people show up to watch Thursday as Wallenda attempts to traverse a line connecting the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel to the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

    One of those people will be WHYY’s Emma Jacobs — she’ll bring you the full story on tonight’s NewsWorks Tonight.

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    For now, though, some facts:


    His tight rope will be 100 feet in the air and 1,300 feet long.

    In June, Wallenda wowed the masses when he did a similar stunt 200 feet above Niagara Falls.

    He told WCBS radio that the variable winds will be the biggest challenge for his Atlantic City effort, which he called “a very unique walk.”

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