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NOVA; Fall of the Leaning Tower

08/19/1999

Green label master / CH 1/2: Full Mix / CH 3/4 MED / RT: 56:46


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Series
NOVA
Program
Fall of the Leaning Tower
Program Number

2611K

Series Description

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

Even before it was finished 800 years ago, the Leaning Tower of Pisa -- a masterpiece of medieval architecture -- began to topple, shaken by earthquakes and sinking slowly into the unstable soil. Today, the top hangs just 16 feet over the base and collapse seems imminent. NOVA follows a decade-long search for a solution to correct the lean and save the unique building.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Fall of the Leaning Tower,” 08/19/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30558A86E3EF474A80CF5666F37A7B18.
MLA: “NOVA; Fall of the Leaning Tower.” 08/19/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30558A86E3EF474A80CF5666F37A7B18>.
APA: NOVA; Fall of the Leaning Tower. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30558A86E3EF474A80CF5666F37A7B18
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