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Why Would Millions Tune Into 'Slow TV'?

Part 1 of theTED Radio Hour episode Slowing Down

About Thomas Hellum's TED Talk

Norwegian TV producer Thomas Hellum describes why his programs — which feature hours of train rides, fishing, and knitting — help viewers slow down and return to life in 'real time.'

About Thomas Hellum

Thomas Hellum is an award-winning television producer at NRK Hordaland in Norway. Thomas Hellum has worked at NRK Hordaland since 1992. The former lighting designer moved into photography and then began work as a producer, specializing in documentaries. In 2009, he became one of the driving forces behind the "Slow TV" movement.

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