Ex. 11.05: Slow TV – Culture
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SLOW TV. A new direction in Norwegian reality-TV started in 2009 with “Bergensbanen minutt for minutt,” a minute-by-minute portrayal of the train ride from Oslo to Bergen. This program was surprisingly popular with 1.2 million viwers. Click on the image to view.
In 2011, NRK followed up with the 134-hour broadcast of “Hurtigruten minutt for minutt,” the boat ride from Bergen to Kirkenes. During this broadcast, over 2.5 million viewers tuned in at least once. Click on the image to view.
These programs then inspired the creation of “National Firewood Night” in 2013, a 12-hour broadcast that included 4 hours about fires and 8 hours of a live fireplace burning. In 2014, the the trend continued with the “National Knitting Evening,” a program with 4 hours of knitting discussion and 8 hours of quiet sequences of knitting and spinning. Read this article to learn more and then answer the question below.
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