Last Friday, Nik Wallenda became the latest member of his acrobatic family to set a world record as the first man to walk across Niagara Falls.
But his family has been entertaining people for three generations.
His grandfather, Karl, performed his most famous stunt of all not far from here. He walked across the Tallulah Gorge in the Georgia mountains on a highwire during the 1960s.
However, Karl plunged to his death during another high-wire walk in Puerto Rico in 1978.
Later that year, other members of his family performed a circus act in East Tennessee. And they came to Chattanooga to publicize it.
This is one of the oldest stories we have on tape from the fall of 1978. Reporter Mark Randall.
Carla lost a husband, a father, and an aunt to high wire falls. A brother was paralyzed. But she is still up there on the wire now, even in her mid 70s.
Check out this show from Broward County just last year. (she's the older wire walker!)