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NOVA; Sex: Unknown



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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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In 1965, a botched circumcision started an infant boy on a nightmare of medical meddling with his sexual identity. Born Bruce Reimer, he was surgically castrated at age two and then raised as a girl, only later to insist that he be called David and restored as a male. NOVA tells the scientific side of his disturbing story, which has implications for what defines sexuality.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Sex: Unknown,” 09/12/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0DA13D532E4B44A29923D1DFE76E5612.
MLA: “NOVA; Sex: Unknown.” 09/12/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0DA13D532E4B44A29923D1DFE76E5612>.
APA: NOVA; Sex: Unknown. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0DA13D532E4B44A29923D1DFE76E5612
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