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NOVA; Hunt For The Legion Killer, The


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Hunt For The Legion Killer, The
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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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One of the biggest investigations in medical history began when a mysterious killer disease broke out during independence celebrations in Philadelphia in 1976: Legionnaire's Disease. NOVA traces the search for a cause and cure--a search bedeviled by false trails, accusations of incompetence and cover-up, and increasing urgency as the death toll mounted.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Hunt For The Legion Killer, The,” 12/14/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A04DA2B0355475FBE47F973D12B1169.
MLA: “NOVA; Hunt For The Legion Killer, The.” 12/14/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A04DA2B0355475FBE47F973D12B1169>.
APA: NOVA; Hunt For The Legion Killer, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A04DA2B0355475FBE47F973D12B1169
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