NOVA; Dying To Be Thin
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- Dying To Be Thin
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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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An epidemic of eating disorders is spreading through America's youth, a contagion fanned by the media's obsession with wafer-thin celebrities. For millions of young Americans, the conflict between real and fashionable images of the body can be a matter of life or death. Anorexia has the highest death rate of any psychological illness; over a 10-year period, five percent of all patients will die. Complications can include low blood pressure, bone loss and damage to the kidneys, liver and heart. This program takes viewers behind the scenes at laboratories and hospitals where specialists are experimenting with new approaches to eating disorders
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Dying To Be Thin,” 12/12/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 30, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D5523932E9D494D9F0E30C844BE72FE.
- MLA: “NOVA; Dying To Be Thin.” 12/12/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 30, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D5523932E9D494D9F0E30C844BE72FE>.
- APA: NOVA; Dying To Be Thin. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D5523932E9D494D9F0E30C844BE72FE