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Nik Wallenda - King of the high wire
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Man Will Walk Across Chicago on a Tightrope While Blindfolded

People have been doing crazy stunts forever. Probably for as long as there have been people.There was a great special about Harry Houdini on the History Channel not long ago, and one of the his stunts they highlighted was when Houdini jumped off a bridge in St. Louis and into a hole cut in the frozen Mississippi River... with his hands shackled and body covered in chains. Dangerous stunts aren't new, but they're always making headlines. It has been announced that the "king of the high wire" is going to walk across a tightrope 50 stories high in Chicago... while blindfolded. 

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Keystone Features, Getty Images

How the Big Dog Helped Make the Tonight Show What it is Today

Today marks the 60th Anniversary of the Tonight Show on NBC. The show premiered in 1954 with comedian Steve Allen as the host. He was followed by a series of hosts including Ernie Kovacs, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and now Jimmy Fallon. Carson held the position for 30 years from 1962 to 1992.  Believe it or not, I actually have played a very minor role in the show’s success under Jay Leno.

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(B to F, L to R) Christie Young, Sister, Stacey Jackson, Sister, Eseni Ellington, Sister, Claire Halbur and Francesca DiPaola star in an all-new docuseries, The Sisterhood, premiering on Tuesday, November 25, at 10pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
Scott Gries, Lifetime

Illinois Woman to be Profiled on Lifetime’s New Series ‘The Sisterhood’

Lifetime will debut a new series called 'The Sisterhood' in November. The show will follow five women who are considering taking religious vows to become Catholic nuns. One of the women, Claire Halbur, is a 26-year-old from Joliet, Illinois. She was brought up in a devout Catholic home, and serves as a a parish music minister. 

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Michaels, Nantz and Buck
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Who Does the Best Play-by-Play on Television? [Poll]

This year's Super Bowl will be held on February 1, 2015 on NBC TV in Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium. With NBC broadcasting the game, Al Michaels will handle the play-by-play. He is the number one football play-by-play man for that network. Fox has Joe Buck and CBS has Jim Nantz. If you had a choice, which one of the three would you rather listen to on television?

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Coke
Coca-Cola, YouTube

Share a Coke Campaign Gets Even Better With Emotional Commercial

The Share a Coke promotion is already a huge success, but you'll be more excited about it after watching this.

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Category: Television, Videos
The Simpsons Concert Hollywood Bowl Conan OBrien Jon Lovitz Watch
Greg Grudt Photography for The Hollywood Bowl

‘The Simpsons’ in Concert: Watch Conan O’Brien, Jon Lovitz and More Sing Springfield Classics

As if the past summer hadn't cemented 'The Simpsons' stranglehold on all reality, the past weekend saw the long-running FOX animated comedy taking over the Hollywood Bowl for a star-studded concert of Springfield's favorite musical numbers. Everyone from Conan O'Brien to Jon Lovitz showed up to belt out famous tunes, and we've compiled every cromulent number in one place just for you!

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Paramount Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images

I Miss the Days of Western TV Shows and Movies

In this day of reality TV you would be hard pressed to see any television or movies with a "western" setting. That was not the case years ago, though. TV was filled with westerns and there were plenty of western movies to see, as well.

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Bride at the clothes shop for wedding dresses
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Illinois Bridal Shops to Compete on ‘Best in Bridal’

The FYI network has announced October 7 as the premiere date for the new series 'Best in Bridal,' which will follow two Illinois bridal shops as they compete against one another for business.

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Today Show
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Here Is How a Quincy Family Got to Appear on NBC’s Today Show!

It is not everyday that people you know appear on a national television show, but there they were on the Today Show Sunday morning. Part of the John Schmitt family from Quincy and Ursa just happened to go to the Today Show and be in the crowd for the Sunday broadcast seen on NBC Television nationwide and locally on WGEM-TV.

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Ohio State University Marching Band TV Tribute Halftime
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Ohio State University Marching Band Stages Incredible Halftime TV Tribute

Last year, the Ohio State University Band gave football fans one hell of a movie tribute, marching along to formations of everything from 'Superman' to 'Jurassic Park,' so what was the one way to top it? TV! See what "the best damn band in the land" came up with for everything from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Dragnet,' with the full TVLand TV tribute!

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