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NOVA; KGB, the Computer and Me, The


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KGB, the Computer and Me, 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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What happens when a Berkeley hippie turns detective and gets mixed up with the CIA and the KGB? "Nova" follows computer sleuth Cliff Stoll as he tracks a data thief through a maze of military and research computers.



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Chicago: “NOVA; KGB, the Computer and Me, The,” 07/30/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_173A6CB5E5234750BEFB591D6ABAE8A0.
MLA: “NOVA; KGB, the Computer and Me, The.” 07/30/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_173A6CB5E5234750BEFB591D6ABAE8A0>.
APA: NOVA; KGB, the Computer and Me, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_173A6CB5E5234750BEFB591D6ABAE8A0
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