Norway's New Must-See TV Stunt: Live Knitting
Settle in for hours of riveting stitching
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 4, 2013 12:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – 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 four-hour knitting documentary. "It's kind of ordinary TV but very slow, although they'll be knitting as fast as they can," says a producer. The Norwegians hope to break the non-stop knitting record of 4 hours 50 minutes. 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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Oct 7, 2013 6:58 PM CDT
Is there anyway I can watch this!?! (As someone not in Norway) I would love to see how they talk about what's going on/the knitting documentary!
Oct 6, 2013 2:38 PM CDT
one has to wonder how they handle so much excitement ! just think how that will get the adrenalin rushing ! lol
Oct 6, 2013 6:32 AM CDT
Ven I get home, I yust want to turn on the television, and see something good, don't you think? Mama cooks the meal, the kitchen is smelling good, we eat a bit, and watch the knitting, and go to bed. Zzzzzz.