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NOVA; B-29 Frozen in Time


Rossiter M, E, D with revised Crenna narration

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B-29 Frozen in Time
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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 1947, a B-29, on a secret reconnaissance mission over Russia, became lost over the North Pole. The pilot made an emergency landing in Greenland, and the crew was rescued. But the plane has remained there on the Humboldt Glacier for 50 years. Now, with only a few examples of the B-29 still in existence, a team led by former test-pilot Darryl Greenamyer forms an expedition to recover this treasure.



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Chicago: “NOVA; B-29 Frozen in Time,” 12/07/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0F3D229304B74FD4B1F9F646E4C0A75A.
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