There is a reason that Ted Baxter and Ron Burgundy are broadcast news cliches. Watch the video at this FNC link
and notice (it's impossible not to see it) that the tightrope walker was never in any danger due to the tether line which is clearly attached.
The only thing that I am thinking when I see stuff like this is, "Do the anchors see this too and what are they thinking about what is on the teleprompter? Or are they really this stupid? And do they think their audience is this stupid, too?"
The anchor babe isn't even amazed that guy makes another balancing pole magically appear out of nowhere to finish the walk.
Obviously edited video. Obviously tethered stunt guy was never in any danger. Total morons commenting on this completely routine circus stunt.