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Einar Førde

Einar Førde (20 January 1943, Høyanger – 26 September 2004) was the Norwegian Minister of Education and Church Affairs 1979–1981, and director-general of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) from 1989 to 2001.[1] He was also vice-chairman of the Norwegian Labour Party 1981–1989.[2]

As director of the NRK Førde became a prominent public figure, often known for fearlessly speaking his mind as a knowledgeable political analyst and public debater. After his death Kåre Willoch, former prime minister from the Conservative Party, called him a ground-breaker in society, combining great force of mind with warmth and humour. Førde was also known for appearing in TV-shows on NRK, lampooning his own character.

In 2004, Førde died of cancer. He was 61.

In his youth, Førde was a middle distance runner. Representing IK Tjalve, he ran the 800 metres in 1:52.6 minutes, at Bislett stadion in September 1964.[3] He ran the 1500 metres in 3:50.3 minutes at Leangen stadion in August 1963.[4]


  1. ^ """Register of Persons "Norway's Governments since 1814. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  2. ^ Dahl, Hans Fredrik. "Einar Førde" (in Norwegian).  
  3. ^ "800 meter".  
  4. ^ "1500 meter".  
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