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NOVA; Siamese Twins


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Siamese Twins
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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 Thailand, two baby girls are born joined at the pelvis and share a common leg. They are taken into the care of an American foster family, and the world's most experienced team in the division of Siamese twins agrees to attempt to separate them. NOVA follows the preparations, surgery and aftermath of this high-risk operation.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Siamese Twins,” 11/28/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18CC3CE3A65A4E8C83DA2CC4C5765934.
MLA: “NOVA; Siamese Twins.” 11/28/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18CC3CE3A65A4E8C83DA2CC4C5765934>.
APA: NOVA; Siamese Twins. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18CC3CE3A65A4E8C83DA2CC4C5765934
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