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NOVA; Bombing of America

04/10/1996


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Series
NOVA
Program
Bombing of America
Program Number

2310

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

Oklahoma City, the UNABOMBER, the World Trade Center -- these tragedies have thrust bombing into the national spotlight. But such high profile events do not tell the whole story. They are a part of a disturbing trend. Every other hour, somewhere in this country a bomb explodes -- often causing death and serious injury. In the United States, the incidence of criminal bombing has quadrupled in just five years and bombing has become a major law enforcement problem. On the one year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, this program explores how science can help in the fight against the "Bombing of America."

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Bombing of America,” 04/10/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_164951E951EF4CAF81821C713DC5F248.
MLA: “NOVA; Bombing of America.” 04/10/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_164951E951EF4CAF81821C713DC5F248>.
APA: NOVA; Bombing of America. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_164951E951EF4CAF81821C713DC5F248
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