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NOVA; Fast Cars


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Fast Cars
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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

The thrill of automobile racing and the cutting-edge technology is the subject of this program. Following is a first-person account of race car driving by Sam Low, writer, producer and co-director of the program. Low, a veteran filmmaker who was recently series producer of an eight-part PBS series on the Maya Indians of Central America, has a doctorate in anthropology from Harvard University. When not working on films, he drives his Porsche race car on tracks throughout New England.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Fast Cars,” 02/22/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2D4C999415F945F1A6BD79838DBB2D4B.
MLA: “NOVA; Fast Cars.” 02/22/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2D4C999415F945F1A6BD79838DBB2D4B>.
APA: NOVA; Fast Cars. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2D4C999415F945F1A6BD79838DBB2D4B
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