Back Stories: Man On Wire Philippe Petit

WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – WCBS reporter Irene Cornell was there when Philippe Petit dazzled New York City with a high-wire act between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

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“That absolutely thrilled the city,” she says. “That was a different time. It was the city’s innocence, the city’s love for adventure that could be expressed in these outrageous, death-defying ways.”

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