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NOVA; Shackleton’s Voyage Of Endurance

12/12/2001

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Series
NOVA
Program
Shackleton’s Voyage Of Endurance
Program Number

2906

Series Description

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

Program Description

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance with a team of seamen and scientists, determined to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent. But when the pack ice closed in and crushed their frail wooden ship, Shackleton and his men found themselves stranded 1,200 miles from civilization with little hope of rescue. For the next 14 months, they set out on a harrowing journey across the ice, subsisting mainly on penguins and seals. When the ice broke up, Shackleton saved his men by embarking on a heroic 800-mile voyage in a tiny rowboat across the treacherous South Atlantic. Amazingly, all Shackleton's men survived their ordeal. Although many are now familiar with this epic story, NOVA presents a definitive two-hour documentary that includes spectacular footage of Antarctic locations and moving interviews with descendants of the original expedition team. Narrated by David Odgen Stiers.

Duration

01:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Shackleton’s Voyage Of Endurance,” 12/12/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06384A2599D34C06998BCD76F2774897.
MLA: “NOVA; Shackleton’s Voyage Of Endurance.” 12/12/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06384A2599D34C06998BCD76F2774897>.
APA: NOVA; Shackleton’s Voyage Of Endurance. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06384A2599D34C06998BCD76F2774897
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