Nor­we­gian view­ers will be on pins and nee­dles

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

STAVANGER, Nor­way — In its lat­est ex­per­i­ment with live cov­er­age of mun­dane events, Nor­way’s pub­lic broad­cast­ing net­work plans to ded­i­cate five hours of air-time to an at­tempt to break the knit­ting world record.

The NRK net­work says the Nov. 1 broad­cast will be pre­ceded by a fourhour doc­u­men­tary on how the wool off a sheep’s back turns into a sweater.

NRK pro­ducer Rune Moek­le­bust said Fri­day that “it’s kind of or­di­nary TV but very slow, al­though they’ll be knit­ting as fast as they can.”

The Nor­we­gians hope to break the cur­rent non-stop knit­ting record of 4 hours 50 min­utes, held by Aus­tralia.

Live TV in Nor­way has al­ready en­ticed view­ers with minute-by-minute salmon fish­ing, a five-day broad­cast from a cruise ship, and sev­eral hours of watch­ing a fire burn it­self out.

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