This episode explores the appeal of the circus and traces its history from the Roman Circus Maximus through P.T. Barnum to today. There is archival footage of famous circus performers, such as Bird Millman and Alfredo Codona, and circus parades.Circus acts are seen performing. Setting and taking down the circus tents are shown as well as the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus and the Florida State University training center. Performers appearing are The Great Wallendas, La Norma.
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