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NOVA; Riddle of the Joints


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Riddle of the Joints
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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

Program Description

A trail of evidence leading from a medieval abbey to a small town in Connecticut sheds new light on rheumatoid arthritis, a crippling inflammation of the joints with no known cause or cure.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Riddle of the Joints,” 09/29/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 29, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_245162EE180444A891AFC7AEA4D15975.
MLA: “NOVA; Riddle of the Joints.” 09/29/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 29, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_245162EE180444A891AFC7AEA4D15975>.
APA: NOVA; Riddle of the Joints. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_245162EE180444A891AFC7AEA4D15975
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