"Under the Big Top:" In their own words

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News 12 is lifting the curtain on the magic, mystique and major protest surrounding circus and carnival life.

"Under the Big Top," a four-part Turn to Tara special series, takes an in-depth look at the lives of traveling performers and workers who work the midways and big tops.

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In the conclusion of the series, News 12's Tara Rosenblum and photojournalist Alan Flamenhaft spent one week with the heirs to America's oldest, traditional, traveling circus.

Here's a rare look at their vanishing world through their own words.

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