National Knitting Night

La télé publique norvégienne NRK fait une émission marathon le 1er novembre consacrée au tricot. “Tous” les norvégiens tricotent, mais est-ce cela aura le même succès que l’émission de l’Express côtier Hurtigruten?

 

The norwegian broadcast NRK have a marathon program on November 1st about knitting. Every Norwegian know how to knit, but the big question is whether the program will meet the same success as the one about the Coastal express Hurtigruten?

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The Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK), has, of lately, made a quite puzzling tradition of presenting the Norwegian audience with «minute-for-minute» productions of journeys and themes. This is puzzling in a broad sense! First; -who came up with the idea? -and why did they actually put the idea into action (…thinking; not all ideas are good ideas…)? And most importantly: Why did the public absolutely love this consept?

We´ve been presented with «minute-for-minute» boat journeys. I mean; 24/7 broadcasting of boat-journey along the Norwegian coast – and the crowds along the coast went bananas! -and the viewers suddenly became fanatically interested in Norwegian geography!!? (myself included…)

And what about a 24-hours broadcasting of a train-journey (Bergensbanen), from Bergen on the West-coast, to Oslo in the East, crossing the mountains…

We´ve been glued to the TV following a boat down a water-canal, and another show: fishing for Salmon, you know; the immensly…

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