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Michael Strahan, Erin Andrews to host “Highwire Live in Times Square”

Michael Strahan, ABC’s Good Morning America co-anchor and host of The $100,000 Pyramid, will host Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda, along with co-host Erin Andrews. Strahan (pictured left) ...
June 14, 2019

Michael Strahan, ABC’s Good Morning America co-anchor and host of The $100,000 Pyramid, will host Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda, along with co-host Erin Andrews.

Strahan (pictured left) and Andrews (right) will be live from New York’s Times Square as Nik Wallenda¬†and sister Lijana, seventh-generation members of the Wallenda family circus troupe, attempt a highwire walk of approximately 1,300 feet long and 25 stories above street level. The walk will take place between the 1 Times Square and 2 Times Square buildings with Nik and Lijana beginning their walk from opposite ends of the wire, meeting in the middle of Times Square before maneuvering past the other to end at the opposite end of where they started.

Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda, which broadcasts as a live two-hour event on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, will also feature video footage of the Wallendas’ history, preparation of the act and exclusive interviews.

The two-hour live event is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Gretchen Eisele, Mark Bracco, Linda Gierahn, David Simone, Winston Simone, Shelley Ross and Nik Wallenda serving as executive producers.

“So many factors are involved in an event of this magnitude, but it will all come down to the moment when Nik and Lijana step onto the highwire and we’re covering every second live,” said Strahan in a statement.

Michael Strahan photo credit: ABC/Heidi Gutman; Erin Andrews photo credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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