NOVA; Titanic's Lost Sister
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- Titanic's Lost Sister
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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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Few people realize that the Titanic had two nearly identical sister ships, the Olympic and the Britannic. The Olympic had a successful career as a liner until she was broken up in 1935, but the Britannic met a fate almost as unlucky as the Titanic's. Serving as a hospital ship in the Aegean, it was either torpedoed or struck a mine on November 21, 1916, and sank within an hour, yet only 30 of the crew of 1,100 died. NOVA joins the search for the wreck of the Britannic and explores the evidence of its dramatic end.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Titanic's Lost Sister,” 01/23/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 23, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_219360D05FE344508A5B28A1658E3183.
- MLA: “NOVA; Titanic's Lost Sister.” 01/23/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 23, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_219360D05FE344508A5B28A1658E3183>.
- APA: NOVA; Titanic's Lost Sister. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_219360D05FE344508A5B28A1658E3183