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NOVA; Dr. Spock the Baby Doc


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Dr. Spock the Baby Doc
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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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NOVA profiles Dr. Benjamin Spock, whose best-selling baby and child-care guide revolutionized the way Americans raise their children. Now, Spock mixes a lively interest in babies with his long-standing activism for world peace, on the theory that war is potentially more dangerous to children than accidents or illness.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Dr. Spock the Baby Doc,” 02/22/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17F7430FB4B646019FF270F60D321B6C.
MLA: “NOVA; Dr. Spock the Baby Doc.” 02/22/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17F7430FB4B646019FF270F60D321B6C>.
APA: NOVA; Dr. Spock the Baby Doc. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17F7430FB4B646019FF270F60D321B6C
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