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Philippe Petit: The 'Man On Wire'

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Philippe Petit: The 'Man On Wire'

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Philippe Petit: The 'Man On Wire'

Philippe Petit: The 'Man On Wire'

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Thirty-five years after a young Frenchman walked across the sky between the Twin Towers, they are missing from the landscape — but not from our minds.

A documentary about Phillipe Petit's walk won an Oscar this year. A book tour has put him back on the road to talk about the stunt he turned into a career as a performance artist.

Host Scott Simon and the 'Man on a Wire' talk about that day and others spent among the birds.