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NOVA; Vikings, The


NOVA / Green label Master / Non-Stunt version - part 2 of 2 / fully packaged / TRT:56:46 / Ch 1/2: full mix / Ch 3/4: MED / re-onlined week of 7/10

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Vikings, 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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In a dramatic two-hour special, NOVA tells the story of a people who were much more than ax-wielding pirates. Featuring stunning camera work in Scandinavia and the far-flung countries that the Vikings penetrated, the program shows just how bold, energetic and hardy these warriors were and retraces Viking voyages in faithful replicas of their magnificent ships, trying to determine how they were able to navigate so far beyond the sight of land in the stormy north Atlantic.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Vikings, The,” 07/19/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2CF9D1E92BF74148B5B1A47F7251842B.
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