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3 June 2010
Doug Miner won «Alt for Norge»
The last episode of the reality show «Alt for Norge» («All for Norway») was broadcasted on TVNorge tonight, and Doug Miner from Seattle, whose great grandmother came from Lomeland in Helleland, county of Rogaland, came out as the winner. He won 50.000 US dollars as well as a reunion with his Norwegian family.
You can see Doug's comments about his victory at TVNorge's website.
This blog is written by Dag T. Hoelseth, a Norwegian historian specialising in royal history.
I have a Cand.philol. degree in history from the University of Oslo and graduated in 1997 with the dissertation Det nasjonale kongedømme. Det norske monarkiet 1905-1910, which dealt with the royal election in Norway 1905 and how the new dynasty "became Norwegian".
I am the author of Historisk utredning om Kongehuset, dets apanasjer og disponible statseiendommer, which was published on behalf of the Palace Committee in 2001. The report focused among others on the history of the Norwegian civil list from 1905 to the 1970s as well as the properties the king of Norway has to his disposal.
I have made contributions to several antologies and also written articles for various publications. More often I have operated "behind the scene", consulting newspapers etc. with background information.
Among my other interests are genealogy, Norwegian-American emigration history, US presidential history, traveling, football and ice hockey.