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Inside the Megastorm
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Aired as a Sunday special November 18, aired nationally in Nova regular time slot November 21, 2012.

Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? "Inside the Megastorm" takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, "Inside the Megastorm" gives scientific context to a new breed of storms.

Produced by Dragonfly Film and Television Productions Ltd for NOVA/WGBH in association with the BBC



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Chicago: “NOVA; Inside the Megastorm,” 11/17/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_00E6C233770C4B06AA2A58C692FC7C1E.
MLA: “NOVA; Inside the Megastorm.” 11/17/2012. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_00E6C233770C4B06AA2A58C692FC7C1E>.
APA: NOVA; Inside the Megastorm. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_00E6C233770C4B06AA2A58C692FC7C1E
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