FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2011, file photo, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda poses for a photo after a news conference in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Wallenda will try to cross the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope June 15. The seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallendas spent months getting the necessary permissions from Canada and the United States for the cross-border stunt. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
May 11, 2012 8:06:05 AM PDT
NEW YORK (AP) - May 11, 2012 --
ABC is turning Nik Wallenda's attempted tightrope walk over Niagara Falls into a prime-time television event next month.