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Business of Extinction, The
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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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Series Description: Each program in the science series for kids focuses on a particular area of either pure science, medicine, nature or technology. Drawing upon 13 seasons of exceptional television from NOVA, and enhanced by new graphics, music, narration and an enthusiastic on-camera host, especially tailored to the sensibilities of the 10-14 year old.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Business of Extinction, The,” 09/16/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A055B14490C441FAABD4AEEB5F97B59.
MLA: “NOVA; Business of Extinction, The.” 09/16/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A055B14490C441FAABD4AEEB5F97B59>.
APA: NOVA; Business of Extinction, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A055B14490C441FAABD4AEEB5F97B59
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