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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — Pioneer PBS’s Postcards will feature an excerpt from the documentary “Built with Love” and a Q&A with the film’s producer, Dana Conroy, on its upcoming episode. This program will air on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

“Built with Love” follows Pioneer PBS Senior Producer Dana Conroy as she travels north along the coast of Norway to meet some of the last few people still building boats in the old Norwegian tradition. Along the way, Conroy discovers what her own great-great-grandfather gave up when he moved to America for the woman he loved. 

“Built with Love” is edited by Mike Scholtz, a Duluth area filmmaker and long-time collaborator with Dana Conroy with videography by Pioneer PBS’s Kristofor Gieske and Ben Dempcy. In June of 2022, the Postcards team traveled to Norway's northwest and northeast coasts where they encountered a cast of characters engaged in the craft of traditional Norwegian boat building and sailmaking. Historic sites such as the Coastal Heritage Museum in Stadsbygd and the Lofoten Stockfish Museum also feature prominently in the film.

The Postcards team was guided in their journey by Olav Luksengård Mjelva, an internationally known artist and musician who served as field producer and violinist for the production. 

After the excerpt, the episode will feature an interview with Postcards Producer Dana Conroy about the making of the documentary and her connection to the subject matter. 

People in Pioneer PBS’s viewing area can livestream this episode at on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. This episode will be repeated on Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m. and Monday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. The program will also be available to stream at and on Postcards’ YouTube page at

About Postcards   

Postcards is an award-winning art, culture and history program, produced by Dana Conroy with videography and editing by Kristofor Gieske and Ben Dempcy. The program is made possible by contributions from the voters of Minnesota through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The 2023 season is made possible by funding from Shalom Hill Farm, Explore Alexandria Tourism, Lake Region Arts Council, KRAM 96.7, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies and members of Pioneer PBS.

About Pioneer PBS

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