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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
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Story | Oct 23, 2014 | 4:32 PM
The sky's the limit Astronauts on a mission to Mars. Asteroids hurtling through space. A robot designed to snatch the asteroid out of its orbit. It sounds like the broad outline of a sci-fi potboiler — one of those special effects extravaganzas...
Story | Oct 22, 2014 | 11:07 AM