Our fourth day of the project. A lot of work had to be done today. Today's program was really tight..
We started early in the morning at the Foreign Minister's office where a meeting was held between Jimmy Carter and Norway's Foreign Minister Jan Petersen.
Afterwards there was a brief meeting with the press. And of course..we were there with our cameras..
One of our students were also pictured and video taped along with Mr. Petersen. The video became rather funny.. Have a look:
We also got the opportunity to talk to journalists who worked at the press center. One of them, Pierre from a French newspaper, told us many interesting things about his work, especially in connection with The Nobel Peace Prize celebrations.
The press conference was arranged at the exclusive Hotel Plaza. And they were all there: Willy Nelson, Santana, Suede, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Michelle Branch and so on.. Many journalists from a lot of countries were there to ask their questions.
One of our students got the chance to ask Santana a question and he responded very well..
More from the press conference..
Children from many schools in the capital entertained Carter and his family with dancing, beautiful songs and poems. All aiming for peace - "All We Are Saying, Is Give peace a chance".
On his way out we heard Jimmy Carter say that the children and their performances were " beautiful".
Before leaving The City Hall, as the only journalist, one of our students got the chance to ask Carter about his expectations to the forthcoming Nobel Concert the same night..
The show is broadcasted around the world each year from the Oslo Spektrum to more than 1 billion households.
This year's Concert program honored the 2002 Peace Prize recipient, President Jimmy Carter and featured the peace concert, plus clips of the work of the Nobel Laureate, clips from the prize-giving ceremony, greetings from world figures and Nobel Laureates and an overall celebration of peace.
The concert, hosted by Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange, featured Angelique Kidjo, Willie Nelson, Suede, Jessye Norman, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Sissel, Joaguin Cortes, Michelle Branch, Paul Bateman, Josh Groban, Mari Boine, Laura Pausini and Carlos Santana. And it was an amazing show in the 8,000-seat Oslo Spektrum arena.
The peak of the show was perhaps when Willy Nelson performed "Georgia On My Mind". It was really beautiful and Mr.Carter looked to be really overwhelmed by it all - standing on the scene watching Nelson closely.. It almost looked as if Jimmy Carter wanted to sing along.
At the end all artists gathered on the scene to perform John Lennon's classic "Imagine". An amazing ending to an amazing night!!