Clowns...elephants... acrobats ... The circus is in town! This week, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey presents its new show called Legends. 3 With animals and entertainers in 3 rings .. There is always ONE person who helps bring it all together. The ringmaster. Channel 4's Crystal Moyer spoke with him -- and learned he is a trailblazer for the circus. 3 10-1720-2701-15-14 TMS} 09:17:07 "Ladies and Gentleman, children of all ages, Jacksonville we're back..."THIS MAN KNOWS HOW TO GET THE PARTY STARTED ... IN THIS CASE - THE CIRCUS. JOHNATHAN LEE IVERSON IS THE RINGMASTER FOR THE RINGLING BROTHERS - BARNEM AND BAILEY CIRCUS - AND ADMITS - HE NEVER THOUGHT OF BEING A RINGMASTER UNTIL SOMEONE SUGGESTED HE AUDITION.36:21 "he said why don't you try out for Ringmaster and at the time I was young, I was single so I thought this would be a great pick-up line so that's why I said, why not try it and here I am fifteen years later, married with two kids!" ááPlease use VO of Iverson :40) IN HIS TIME AT RINGLING BROTHERS - IVERSON CROSSED A HUGE MILESTONE... BEING THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN RINGLEADER FOR THE SHOW.37:00 "I never really knew how to take it until I spoke to my grandparents about it.Their from Arkansas and their activists and very active in the movement..." HIS GRANDPARENTS HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE HIM IN THE RING AND IVERSON SAYS HIS GRANDFATHER REALLY PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE FOR HIM...37:21 "my grandfather looked at me and said "there was a time when I couldn't sit anywhere I wanted to, now here I can sit where I want and my boy is in the middle of all of it." So that perspective makes it really meaningful" IVERSON ALSO SPREADS HIS JOY OUTSIDE OF THE RING - GETTING INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.HE SPENT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY'S MAIN BRANCH DOWNTOWN - READING TO KIDS.HE EVEN BROUGHT AN ELEPHANT WITH HIM....OKAY, A STUFFED ONE.IVERSON SAYS HE LOVES WORKING WITH KIDS AND ENJOYS GIVING BACK...38:45 "what a lot of people don't realize is our clowns are missionaries of laughter."HE SAYS TRAVELING WITH THE CIRCUS IS PRETTY COOL - BUT THE BEST JOB OF ALL IS PUTTING SMILES ON CHILDREN'S FACES... MAKING RINGLING BROTHERS THE BEST SHOW ON EARTH.CRYSTAL MOYER.. C4TLS. 3 The circus runs from tomorrow though Sunday. Thursday and Friday's shows are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday... there are three shows - 11:30, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday... two shows - 1 p.m. And 5 p.m. To find out about tickets - go to news-4-jax-dot-com and look under our very own BIG TOP ..