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I -- back to Hannity over thirteen million people tuned into the Discovery Channel on Sunday night to watch tightrope walker nick will lead the complete yet another historic high wire -- -- this time it was a death defying walk across part of the Grand Canyon.
-- the daredevil balanced -- 15100 feet in the air for 24 minutes a walk incredibly.
He did all this without a safety harness let's take a look.
-- that's a view everybody.
Praise god this is awesome.
Praise -- god.
Fraser do you.
I just incredible roughly the length of four football fields in length again without a net joining me now is the author of balance a story of faith family life on the line nickel and Harriet it's an honor to make -- that really -- as well.
I I get sick about fought -- missed the -- congratulations thank you so much bomb were you would be a do you ever get nervous.
You know I respect -- you deeply I don't get nervous to the point of fear I definitely get butterflies mitigating great -- -- -- tell you before they go on stage they get those butterflies and I think that's important that railways remain that level.
And keep that level of respect you have that -- that's correct that you train since you were how walls two years old is the first time I step foot on a wireless to feed off the ground and my mom was holding my hand assisting me but.
-- four it was on my -- Yeah and so that this this was obviously amaze an amazing tasks that you were able to complete here.
Who when you're up there.
Do you look down because I do I would get seasick looking now absolutely -- -- -- that clip that you just showed as I was walking over that edge that's why I said what an amazing view because it was completely breathtaking.
I love that part of my job the fact and it looked down and enjoy.
Sites that really -- what in the world will ever be there and we'll ever probably ever be there again we have now that you lost family members including what you great grandfather I did my great grandfather lost several other family members as well did you know we've learned from those accidents my great grandfather is the only one that lost his life.
During a walk similar to this is actually a lot smaller scale but.
He was 73 years old double data double hernia and an injured -- and honestly should have been on the wire.
You know if he was in the right physical condition he would've lost his life he would have grabbed on that -- and held on.
He's in and the strength do you think that was it though that mean he was doing when -- to all -- they're absolutely it's clear he -- -- -- -- -- that wire that wires are safe haven no matter what we're what we're doing it for over.
You know over New York City or for over the Grand Canyon it doesn't matter that wire is always there for me to reach -- rat but okay so explain that to me so do you feel that even in the worst case scenario gust of wind.
I would -- again in -- safety that wired and that balancing pole is.
You know we -- and sidewalks all the time sixty mile an hour winds are gonna knock you over they might push you a bit but with a -- -- it kind of gives you about three extra seconds to catch your ballots.
It's just basically an extension lowers my center gravity an extension of my -- so -- able to just have plenty of time and if there.
Any anything that I couldn't control.
I would good and it was a -- -- wire to wire was moving too much and my -- any of that.
That's what I -- why do you think so many people.
And I felt three and a half stories off -- -- when I looked out of Michael I want to pull back why do you think so many people of -- fear of heights.
You know you call -- -- -- color respect I have that same respect I go on top of a skyscraper I look over the edge -- bleed just like anyone else I look and say I don't know why don't wanna go down there.
But -- -- my whole -- to stay on that wire not to come off of that wire and that's -- people really don't understand no matter what I think is the water's always.
The same are we gonna come back a lot of people brought up the issue you brought up your face not only in your book bud.
Throughout this walk that he made across the Grand Canyon and and I know it's gotten a lot of national -- we'll talk more about that.
And your kids do this to right they all walked the wire but not professionally all right you think that might go professional.
I doubt it not at this point not look at that way right any -- -- walk across New York the Chrysler Building to the that's the -- Empire State Building -- -- -- it is all right we're gonna come back a lot more.
With the incredible that will wonder what we -- turned right here on -- Come on the back to Hannity still Willis is seventh generation high wire walker nick Melinda so you kids.
How proficient -- that -- There and they're actually very good on the wire 1512 -- -- all -- great on the wire.
But -- -- commercial interest in carrying on the -- industry and as a father.
I want my kids be happy with whatever they do and I'm thrilled to death today in the you know they wanna do other do you think they have -- tell amount to do you just didn't.
Not yet not it's not there -- -- again what I -- -- more mental than physical and they're definitely not mentally ready to do something really -- a lot of people watch this though it's like I love the evil -- as a kid.
People of danger they -- they're watching because they want an -- you're gonna fall there's no question in the world and if I was on the other side of the -- not be watching to see if you guys can make it across our rights -- -- extreme and you big dream is that Empire State Building to the Chrysler but that's a pretty long walk it is it's about 4000 feet.
It is it is a long walk it's a dream of mine it's something that we're gonna start working on very soon but the NYPD commissioner kind of he did but again put yourself in his shoes -- -- -- -- had a camera thrown in my face and was asked are you let this guy do this without any knowledge of how we do it preparations that it would take.
I completely understand and I would never do anything to put anyone in harm's way underneath me for sure.
-- let's talk about the faith aspect of this you're you're very faithful person you write a lot about it in the book and the book always right here.
Balance a story -- faith family and life on the line and that's what it is.
And I had a discussion before I met you but now having -- -- feel differently because you feel you have your safety net and that's grabbing the wire that's correct that is my safe -- that's interesting to me I didn't I didn't think that true.
But a lot of people say it will god gives you this life and your putting out there on the line fair what -- how do you answer that.
You know I believe that god give me a very unique talent and I use it to give glory to him and you know it's an amazing opportunity for me.
I don't believe that god holds me on that wire and anyway it's not as though I'm praising God's name while I'm walking Singh got a hold me up here I'm gonna fall -- anywhere I've trained my entire life gods give me talent.
It's up to me.
This went on to prepare one more commonly said to the you know -- I think Jesus or god thank you for.
Getting neutral when moment I forget exactly.
-- I think thank you for coming to win you win covered with winds were coming down -- -- and in my in my belief god created this universe nannies in control of those wins for a short period of time Peter -- walk on the water if you believe that -- and has faced some come pretty cool picture that's very true don't turn your eyes away from Jesus and you'll stay on top of that water so is is that is that for you the platform that you wanna get -- message of faith out.
-- -- it isn't it is he comes out sort of naturally to be honest if that -- wasn't on me I guarantee you I'd be doing the same thing nothing would change.
They just happen it might be and that's why the world knows about it but that's where I found my -- the Bible says god provides a peace that passes all understanding and people can understand.
That I slept in the car.
As I was driving out to the canyon I was the one driving at a driver I was sleeping the -- it -- my wife woke me up and -- you brought in 45 minutes but if you had any fear I wouldn't think he'd be able to do it.
You're right fears debilitating it makes it extremely dangerous we have some people that that walked wire that I know that are that are fearful of it.
And in their days usually come.
You know real quick because they're so scared that they overreact and and you know they can't control themselves when they're on that wire well it's fascinating you know I guess people who are always gonna love that that person -- -- takes -- right to the very edge and and I'm glad you made -- good luck if you get to walk the Empire State Building to the Chrysler Building -- so much -- thanks so much for being with us.
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