Balazs Koranyi at Reuters: Norway plans 12-hour prime-time TV show of a fireplace

Norwegian public television plans to broadcast a burning fireplace for 12 straight hours from Friday evening, with firewood specialists providing color commentary, expert advice and a bit of cultural tutoring.

"We’ll talk about the very nerdy subjects like burning, slicing and stacking the wood, but we’ll also have cultural segments with music and poems," Rune Moeklebust, a producer for state broadcaster NRK.