PBS NewsHour

Saying farewell to the Ringling Bros. Circus

Clip: 04/10/2017 | 4m 59s

For 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been awing audiences with acrobatic spectacles and animal stunts. But next month, “the greatest show on earth” will take its final bow after its parent company pulled the plug due to declining ticket sales. Its ringmaster and others weigh in on what has made the circus special to its performers and fans.

Aired: 04/10/17

Rating: NR

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