“Men on the Wire” episode #305
Broadcast 08-12-13 at 9:30 pm on NYC Life channel 25.
Book private investigator Frank Debonair marvels at stories of courage. But does he himself have any courage? Does investigating require him to be courageous? He introduces his two guests who do not lack any of it.
The interview segment includes: Philippe Petit, and his new book on knots, called “Why Knot?” The book is replete with biographical anecdotes about all his famous climbs: the Eiffel tower, St John the Divine Cathedral, The World Trade Center.
The second guest is a war correspondent for numerous magazines and a filmmaker: Sebastian Junger, whose book “War” retraces his year-long rotation with Tim Hetherington in the Korengal valley in Afghanistan. “Restrepo,” the Sundance Award winner for best documentary, was shot during this year-long experience.
The Pick of the Week includes: Daniel James Brown, “The Boys in the Boats.” Darryl Cunningham, “How to Fake A Moon Landing.” Jerry DeWitt, “Hope After Faith,” and Jim Marrs, “Our Occulted History.”