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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x232 Thomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive
TV-PG

  • 2014-12-10T05:00:00+00:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this very funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7-hour train journey, an 18-hour fishing expedition and a 5.5-day ferry voyage along the coast of Norway. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.

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