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“It seems as though that’s what I’m going to be doing,” he told the Associated Press as he prepared to walk a practice wire outside the Seneca Niagara Casino, where a firetruck sprayed water and a jet-boat motor served as a powerful fan to simulate the mist and wind that occurs as water rushes over Niagara Falls to the rocky gorge below.

“I’m upset. I’m not used to it,” he said. “I’ve never worn a tether before so it’s just something else I have to contend with when I’m out there.”

Daredevils routinely used to make tightrope walks over the Niagara River gorge, downstream of the falls, until the practice was banned. Mr. Wallenda’s stunt will be the first attempted walk over the falls themselves.

ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said the network has said all along that safety measures would be in place during the live broadcast.

“We’ve been saying from the start that we were going to try to have every safety measure in place to make it an exciting and thrilling walk, something that would be safe and comfortable for parents to watch with their kids,” he said.

Mr. Wallenda has been practicing on a two-inch cable at the casino in front of crowds of onlookers since May 12. His final two practices were planned for Tuesday.

Mr. Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the famous daredevil family the Great Wallendas. His great-grandfather, Karl, fell to his death in a tightrope walk in Puerto Rico at age 78.

‘Good Morning America’ coming to the afternoon

“Good Morning America” is reaching into the afternoon this summer.

ABC announced Monday that a one-hour spinoff of the morning news show called “Good Afternoon America” will premiere at 2 p.m. July 9. It will air weekday afternoons for nine weeks.

Anchoring the new broadcast will be Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer from “GMA.” Their team of Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos will make special appearances.

The network said “Good Afternoon America” will feature celebrities, musical performances, pop culture news and other reporting.

It is replacing the canceled lifestyle show, “The Revolution,” which premiered in January.

Pregnant Snooki won’t be living in ‘Shore’ house

Pregnancy will not keep Snooki from filming another season of “Jersey Shore” this summer.

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